10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

Eye doctors say that by looking in someone’s eyes, they can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body. The benefit, of course, is easily catching potential problems early on. Here are 10 important health conditions your eyes can signal

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs ofThe American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

Beneficial yoga asanas for treating hypertension

According to a report published in Nature journal, Hypertension is directly responsible for 57% of all stroke deaths and 24% of all coronary heart disease deaths in India.

Beneficial yoga asanas for treating hypertensionHypertension – also known as high blood pressure. Blood vessels act as carriers of blood from the heart to other parts of the body. High blood pressure caused due to the force of blood pushing against the walls of vessels. High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and death. High blood pressure is […]

Exercise can be as effective as medicine in lowering blood pressure

If you have high blood pressure, hitting the gym may be as helpful as taking drugs to lower your numbers, researchers say. There’s compelling evidence that combining endurance and dynamic resistance training was effective in reducing (blood pressure), according to the authors of a new report

Exercise can be as effective as medicine in lowering blood pressureFor people with high blood pressure, starting an exercise regimen may lower blood pressure by as much as taking medication would, a large analysis suggests. Researchers combined data from nearly 400 randomized trials that assessed the effects of blood pressure drugs or of exercise on blood pressure. They found that overall, each lowered blood pressure […]

8 health benefits of custard apple

Because of its creamy texture, it’s also known as a custard apple and is often known to be a yummy treat due to its sweet taste, often served chilled. However, it’s also rich in fibre and vitamins and is a unique fruit that has lots of surprising health benefits. Here are eight of them

8 health benefits of custard appleThe cherimoya is a green, cone-shaped edible fruit-bearing species with scaly skin and creamy, sweet flesh. Generally thought to be native to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, it’s now grown in tropical areas, usually in high altitudes. High in antioxidants Custard apple is filled with antioxidants that help fight free radicals present in your body, […]

Debunked: 5 misconceptions related to high blood pressure

People tend to ignore their condition due to some myths about high blood pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension could lead to a range of health problems, such as stroke and heart disease. If left untreated, this condition could even cause death

Debunked: 5 misconceptions related to high blood pressureIncreased blood pressure can damage blood vessels, the heart and kidneys, among other organs. However, the risk of having hypertension remains unknown for many people despite a wide range of studies and medical warnings. In some cases, people tend to ignore their condition due to misinformation. To date, some myths are still widely thought to […]

6 natural remedies to help reduce blood pressure

Increasingly becoming common, high blood pressure is a condition that affects many and it can take a turn for the worse and become life-threatening if left unchecked

6 natural remedies to help reduce blood pressureUnfortunately, it’s often cast aside, and some people don’t even take their medication seriously. This puts a lot of people in greater risk of developing a heart problem down the line. But fret not, suffering from blood pressure doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll be stuck with meds all your life. In fact, with proper discipline, […]

Learn how to accurately take your blood pressure at home

There is now easier access to blood pressure monitoring devices but the timing and place still play an important role in readings

Learn how to accurately take your blood pressure at homeHigh blood pressure or hypertension is known as the “silent killer.” It can happen without any symptoms and eventually lead to serious complications, such as heart attack and stroke. People experience hypertension when the force against blood vessel walls significantly increases. Those who are inactive, overweight and with an unhealthy diet have high risk of […]

Taller people have a higher chance of developing atrial fibrillation

Taller people have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular and often rapid heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, according to a new Penn Medicine study

Taller people have a higher chance of developing atrial fibrillationThe research, which reveals a strong link between the genetic variants associated with height and one’s risk for AFib, is the among the first to demonstrate that height may be a causal, not correlated, a risk factor for AFib. Researchers found that the risk for AFib climbed as one’s height increased, with every one-inch increase […]

Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for heart conditions later in life

Research published online today in Journal of the American College of Cardiology, confirms that women who have gestational hypertension or preeclampsia in at least one pregnancy will have higher cardiovascular risk than women without such a history, and that this elevated risk persists at least into their 60s

Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for heart conditions later in lifeThe study looked at an average of seven years of follow-up data on more than 220,000 women who were recruited between 2006 and 2010 by the UK Biobank, a large research cohort in the United Kingdom. The study made three significant findings. “Research over the past decade has shown there are sex-specific risk factors for […]

Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?

To sleep or to snooze? You probably know the answer, but you don’t prefer it. Most of us probably use the snooze function on our alarm clocks at some point in our lives

Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?Just a few more minutes under the covers, a time to gather our thoughts, right? While such snoozing might seem harmless, it may not be. For starters, it is important to understand why we are using the snooze button in the first place. For some, it’s a habit that started early on. But for many, […]
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