Tuesday 19th June 2018,
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Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Menopausal hormone therapy, used to treat hot flashes, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness, may also have the potential to lower risk of heart failure, say researchers, led by one of Indian origin. The study found that menopausal hormone therapy caused significantly smaller change in the structure and function of left ventricle and left arterial chamber [...]

March 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Vitamin D can cut heart failure risk after an attack. Here’s how

Vitamin D can cut heart failure risk after an attack. Here’s how

Besides helping build strong bones and muscles, Vitamin D may also protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, finds a study conducted on mice. Heart failure is a life-threatening condition affecting an estimated 23 million people worldwide. A previous study had shown that people who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have [...]

March 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin D can cut heart failure risk after an attack. Here’s how

Walking regularly for 40 minutes makes your heart stronger. Here’s what science says

Walking regularly for 40 minutes makes your heart stronger. Here’s what science says

If you abhor going to a gym everyday, here’s what you could do instead. Walking for at least 40 minutes several times every week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25% drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women, according to a study. The benefit appears to be consistent [...]

March 8, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Walking regularly for 40 minutes makes your heart stronger. Here’s what science says

Heart patients, take note. Vitamin D3 may heal damage to heart

Heart patients, take note. Vitamin D3 may heal damage to heart

If you are suffering from a heart disease, treatment with Vitamin D3 might help restore the damage done to your cardiovascular system, says a new study. Vitamin D3 is produced naturally when skin is exposed to the sun or through over-the-counter pills. Several diseases, including high blood pressure, build-up of fats, cholesterol in and on [...]

February 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart patients, take note. Vitamin D3 may heal damage to heart

Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Women who have diabetes during pregnancy are at a higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease in the future, warns a recent study. The findings indicated that women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) were over 20 times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes later in life, over [...]

January 19, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Here’s another reason to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, as according to scientists, a plant-based diet may help to reduce the risk of a deadly heart failure. According to the study, people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed fewer plant-based foods. [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

A recent study has found that heart attack increased the risk of vascular dementia by 35%, and the risk remains elevated for up to 35 years after the heart attack. Researcher Jens Sundbøll from the Aarhus University, Denmark, looked into the number of dementia diagnoses among the roughly 2,00,000 Danes who survived the first year [...]

November 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Surekha Pagare was on her way to work in Mumbai when she broke out into a sweat. She became breathless and her neck began to hurt. She dismissed this odd discomfort as tiredness caused by her stressful routine as a mammography technician. But she knew something was off. She decided to get tested, just to [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Meditation appears to decrease stress, anxiety and depression, but a recent study has shown that doing meditation daily can lower your chances of dying from heart disease. Although the practice of meditation dates back as far as 5,000 BC and is associated with certain philosophies and religions, still meditation is increasingly practised as a secular [...]

October 6, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

The risk of suffering a heart attack is more likely to peak in the winter season and decline in summers because air temperature acts as an external trigger for the life-threatening disease, an analysis has shown. The findings revealed that the average number of heart attacks per day was significantly higher during colder temperatures as [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Do you love to eat salted wafers, nuts, French fries and other processed foods? Beware, according to a study, high salt intake is associated with a doubled risk of heart failure. The findings showed that people who consume more than 13.7 grams of salt daily may be at two times higher risk of heart failure [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay off the salt. Higher intake may double chances of heart failure

Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

As you sit indulgently in your air-conditioned room, take an air conditioned car to commute, every distance as minute and far-stretched, you also know what stake, with this heavy dependence on diesel car- our overall physical activity, health, depletion of resources, standard of air we breathe. Air pollution is one of the rampant concerns of the [...]

May 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure