Preventing Stroke

Am I Experiencing Stroke? Depending on the area of the brain which is affected by stroke,the symptoms usually develop suddenly and without warning. However, in some cases the person may not know that he/she has suffered the stroke. Also, the number of impaired brain functions depends upon the extent of area damaged by the event.

  • You may feel headache, especially if the stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain.
  • The headache starts suddenly and may be severe. It may happen when you are lying flat and if you are asleep the headache is likely to wake you up.
  • Also, the headache gets worse by any exertion, even in the form of bending, coughing or changing positions. Read Article

Coronary Heart Disease – Symptoms to look out for

Not all chest pains are heart related but then you Must Not ignore any kind of chest pain A sudden and severe pain in and around the chest area can be frightening for any one. Keep informed and stay alert of symptoms that strongly suggest a coronary heart disease. Get immediate medical help if you begin to experience these symptoms frequently or if they become more severe with each episode. Symptoms of coronary artery disease The commonest and most pronounced symptom of a coronary artery disease is angina or referred as “chest pain” in layman’s term. Read Article

Having A Heart Attack?

Recognise the symptoms and act quick to save your HEART

Heart Attack

Heart attack is little ill-mannered. It never takes permission before coming. It is your responsibility to be well prepared and armed with all the knowledge of first aid measures to deal with this “uninvited visitor” of yours.

Know and recognise the symptoms well: The foremost step towards surviving a heart attack is to recognize its symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are not pronounced enough and can be taken lightly or confused with acidity. Read Article

Heart Disease: A Basic Know How

Heart Disease
A brief outline on heart diseases and ways to prevent it
Diseased conditions related to heart’s structure and its functioning falls under the category of heart diseases. There are a bunch of abnormalities that can occur in this vital organ of human body.

Types of heart diseases:

  • Coronary artery disease: Arteriosclerosis (narrowing) and atherosclerosis (hardening) of arteries Read Article

Know Your Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol Levels

Did You Know

  • The word ‘cholesterol’ has its root in two Greek words, one of which means ‘stiff’.
  • Cholesterol, also known as lipid, is a fatty substance formed in the liver, but can also be found in certain food we eat.
  • Cholesterol is vital for the normal functioning of the body, but too much of it in the blood can cause damage to arteries leading to cardiovascular disease.
  • Cholesterol, which is produced in the liver or consumed through food, is carried to the blood by proteins, which when they combine is known as lipoproteins. Read Article