Eating disorders and its impact on our kidneys!

Dr Haresh Dodeja, a Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician Fortis Hospital Mulund & Kalyan, shares the hard impacts of eating disorders on the kidneys

Eating disorders and its impact on our kidneys!Eating disorders are often conceptualised as a result of lifestyle-related facts; however, they are serious, fatal, illnesses that cause distress and impact the overall health of an individual. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are classified as a severe psychological eating disorders, which can rapidly turn life-threatening. Today we are going to discuss about eating disorder […]

#WorldEnvironmentDay: New study links air pollution with development of atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis can lead to more dangerous cardiovascular events, such as coronary heart disease or peripheral artery disease, as well as a heart attack or stroke

#WorldEnvironmentDay: New study links air pollution with development of atherosclerosisNew research suggests that chronic exposure to ambient ozone may raise the risk of atherosclerosis and harm arterial health. Atherosclerosis is the result of fatty deposits – such as cholesterol, fat, or cellular waste – accumulating inside a person’s arteries. Over time, the build-up of plaque inside the blood vessels’ walls thickens the arteries, which […]

Study finds lifestyle factors that could harden arteries

A new study from the University of Georgia pinpoints lifestyle factors that could lead to hardened arteries

Study finds lifestyle factors that could harden arteriesOne of the largest of its kind, the study performed an untargeted metabolomics profile of over 1,200 participants of the Bogalusa Heart Study to identify metabolites linked to the hardening of arteries. Hardening arteries, or arterial stiffness, is an independent risk factor for heart disease and death, and the mechanisms that contribute to arterial stiffening […]

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart disease

Potassium is a mineral that is considered essential for the human body. It not only aids muscle contraction and nerve and cell function, but it also helps to regulate the heartbeat.. The new research suggests that potassium supplementation could be one way to help combat atherosclerosis and reduce the risk of heart disease

Consuming foods rich in potassium can help prevent heart diseaseResearchers have found that mice with low dietary potassium are more likely to experience vascular calcification, which is characteristic of atherosclerosis. This is major risk factor for heart disease. Increasing dietary potassium, however, was found to reduce vascular calcification in the rodents, suggesting that a diet rich in potassium could help to prevent heart disease. […]

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says study

Skipping breakfast may have negative effects on appetite-regulating hormones, blood sugar and insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar). Prior studies have shown that breakfast fans are less likely to be obese or have diabetes or heart disease

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says studyMiddle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast, especially a hearty one, are less likely to harbour plaques […]

Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of heart disease

Researchers state that the findings are particularly important for younger men, who are less likely to be assessed for subclinical cardiovascular diseases than older men, and who may be visiting the doctor for the first time due to erectile dysfunction related symptoms

Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of heart diseaseErectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to get or maintain an erection. Unsurprisingly, ED can have a range of negative implications for a man’s psychological health; it may give rise to low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. But ED may pose risks for physical health, too. Previous research has suggested that men with erectile […]

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid, finds study

A new study confirms what doctors have long asserted — cold weather is a risk factor for heart attacks. But the risk doesn't stop with the cold. Low atmospheric pressure and the associated wind, rain and lack of sunshine also make heart attacks more likely, it seems

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid, finds studyBased on more than a decade and a half of medical and weather data, researchers linked an increased incidence of heart attacks to lower air temperatures, lower atmospheric pressure, higher wind velocity and shorter durations of sunshine, according to the report in JAMA Cardiology. What’s unique about the new study, said its senior author, is […]

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older women

A new study of older women living in Australia finds that eating more vegetables - especially cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower - might help to prevent clogged arteries, a main cause of heart attack and stroke

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older womenElderly women who eat more vegetables may be less likely to develop hardening of the arteries, an Australian study suggests. Researchers surveyed 954 women aged 70 and older. They also used ultrasound to assess the thickness of the walls of the carotid artery in the neck, and the extent of plaque accumulation. Thinner artery walls […]

Pune: Man suffers from heart attack after playing football

Heart disease is getting younger by the day in India and striking at unlikely early ages. With increasing life style deviation and spiking stress, its catchment area is ominously increasing, taking even youngsters in its grip. Fortunately, the 34-year-old man was rushed to the hospital and timely treatment helped save his life

Pune: Man suffers from heart attack after playing footballIt was an active Sunday morning for 34-year-old man; the IT professional went to play football and after an intense game suddenly began feeling uneasy. He said, “I couldn’t fathom what hit me. I felt a clutching pain in my chest and had difficulty breathing. I was barely conscious when my friends rushed me to […]