Early menopause linked with heart disease and stroke risk

Women undergoing natural menopause before the age of 47 were found to have a greater risk of problems than those experiencing it later, being at a 33% higher risk of cardiovascular disease, with an increased risk of both coronary heart disease and stroke

Early menopause linked with heart disease and stroke riskWomen who go through early menopause are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke, research suggests. A study led by the University of Oxford also found a strong link women’s reproductive health and her risk of cardiovascular problems. Women who began their periods early, or who had pregnancy complications such as stillbirth, or who […]

Stroke: A leading cause of disability in urban India

With over 1.5 million cases of stroke reported in the country each year, the incidence has increased by a staggering 17.5% during the last 15 years, says study. Despite availability of excellent health care services, increased awareness regarding prevention and identification of stroke symptoms, stroke remains a leading cause of disability with urban India at one-and-a-half times at greater risk than rural India

Stroke: A leading cause of disability in urban IndiaMultiple studies over the past have revealed that stroke is a huge problem in the country. Now, a Bangalore based study revealed that male versus female incidence is 2:1, i.e., men are at greater risk than women. It also concluded that stroke is no more a disease of the elderly; it has now become more […]

Consuming coconut oil can lower heart disease risk

Researchers found that consuming it for just 4 weeks can lower risk of heart disease. The participants who ate coconut oil in the study saw the biggest rise in good cholesterol (HDL levels) with an average of 15%

Consuming coconut oil can lower heart disease riskConsuming coconut oil daily for just four weeks may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a recent study. Researchers Kay-Tee Khaw and Professor Nita Forouhi from the University of Cambridge conducted the study on 94 volunteers between the ages of 50 and 75, none of whom had a history of heart disease […]

Hearing loss has a greater impact on life than cardiac disease, stroke and cancer

Hearing loss leads to isolation, less interactive communication with others and this leads to loneliness, which is known to have a negative health impact equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Hearing loss has a greater impact on life than cardiac disease, stroke and cancerFor many years, it was clear that my father was becoming hard of hearing. Normally gregarious and the life of the party, he became increasingly withdrawn because he couldn’t hear well enough to partake in conversations around the table. He began to walk with a shuffling gait. He was declining in front of my eyes. […]

Doctor dies in front of patient after working for 18 hours straight

Respiratory illness specialist Zhao Bianxiang, 43, was found without a pulse after collapsing while visiting a patient. She had started her shift the night before at 6pm and continued with her rounds without resting

Doctor dies in front of patient after working for 18 hours straightA doctor collapsed in front of her patient and tragically died after suffering a stroke at the end of an 18-hour shift. Respiratory illness specialist Zhao Bianxiang, 43, was found without a pulse after collapsing on 29th December. She was declared dead after 20 hours of rescue efforts. She died from a subarachnoid haemorrhage, which […]

What is beauty parlour stroke syndrome and how can it be prevented?

When your neck is hyperextended over the edge of a shampoo bowl, the pressure and/or whiplash-like motions on your neck can lead to a tear in the vertebral artery, which supplies blood to your brain

What is beauty parlour stroke syndrome and how can it be prevented?In 2013, Elizabeth Williams, a California mother of two, did something you’ve probably done many times yourself: visited a hair salon for a cut and routine wash. Several days later, she began experiencing strange symptoms indicative of stroke, including weakness on her left side. Doctors ultimately diagnosed her with a relatively rare condition called vertebral […]

Easy ways to prevent strokes

One of the most unsettling things about a stroke is how randomly it seems it can strike. Here are the ways you can cut your risk

Easy ways to prevent strokesWhat Is a Stroke? It happens when blood flow is cut off to a part of your brain. The cells begin to die, and brain function in that area is damaged or even destroyed. It usually affects the areas that control muscle function, memory, and speech. Watch Your Blood Pressure If you have high blood […]

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 ED […]

90% strokes preventable. High BP and lack of exercise are the main culprits

Reducing hypertension cuts stroke risk by half, and is the most effective way to reduce risk of all the different preventive measures

90% strokes preventable. High BP and lack of exercise are the main culpritsEach year, 8,00,000 people suffer from a stroke in the United States. But according to a new study, published in the journal The Lancet, 90 per cent of these cases are preventable. An international team of researchers led by the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University in Ontario examined people from every in continent […]

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Smoking is a terrible habit, we all know that. It is proven to cause cancer, yet we have people who put their health on the line. Listed below are the different body parts which are impacted by smoking. You may want to consider quitting, if you are a smoker for a healthier lifestyle which will be less taxing on the organs of your body.

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organsJoints Pain and inflammation in your joints? Smokers are more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And RA medications don’t work as well on people who smoke. Scientists aren’t sure why. Skin You can expect wrinkles, sooner. Smoking speeds up your skin’s aging process. It can make the skin of a 40-year-old look like that […]
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