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  Category: Articles » Articles by Author » Author: Ng Peng Hock
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1.The Risk Of Drug-coated Stents Can Be Managed
Despite the recent negative news that patients with drug-coated stents have higher risk of blood clots than those with bare metal stents, a pioneer of the drug-coated stent has said that with proper medication, that risk can be managed. According to Professor Patrick Serruys from Netherlands' University ...
[Added: 24 Feb 2007   Hits: 2574   Words: 484]

2.What So Great About GL Diet?
GL stands for glycemic load. It is believed by many health professionals that low GL diet will be more popular than low-fat, low-carbohydrate (carb) or low-calorie. The low-fat and low-calorie diets do not stop obesity epidemic in countries like Britain and United States despite ...
[Added: 18 Feb 2007   Hits: 4799   Words: 506]

3.Does Salt Matter Your Heart Health?
We add salt into our food to make it tasty. Occasionally, we also put salt into our mouth if we have ulcer because it can make the ulcer healed faster. In older time when we do not have refrigerator, salt was used to preserve our food for ...
[Added: 17 Feb 2007   Hits: 3830   Words: 498]

4.What Are Designer Eggs Related To Heart Disease?
We all have heard about designer fashions, designer watches, or designer bags. But, have you heard about designer eggs? When you shop around supermarkets, you will probably come across eggs tagged with labels such as "Omega 3", "Low Cholesterol", "Organic Selenium", "Beta-carotene", and more. ...
[Added: 15 Feb 2007   Hits: 2983   Words: 442]

5.What If You Have A Fatty Liver?
A fatty liver is one that has build-up of fat in the liver. It may not cause any harm to the liver, if mild. However, if the condition gets worse, the liver can become inflamed and ...
[Added: 15 Feb 2007   Hits: 3412   Words: 445]

6.Does Heart Grow Older With Age?
Your age does not determine how young or old your heart really is. A heart of a 40-year-old person may have the vitality of a 30-year-old while a much younger person's heart could behave as one ...
[Added: 13 Feb 2007   Hits: 1320   Words: 492]

7.Sporting Only On Weekend May Not Benefit The Body
In addition to a balanced healthy diet, exercise also forms an integral part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. However, sporting, especially those high intensity exercises, only over weekend will do more harm than good to the body. High intensity exercises such as soccer and ruby will increase ...
[Added: 12 Feb 2007   Hits: 1195   Words: 503]

8.Why Do People Eat Vegetables?
When talking about healthy diet, you cannot ignore fruits and vegetables, which are good sources of fiber that are required by our body. Fiber is good at lowering blood cholesterol, which will in turn reduce the risk of heart disease. However, people ...
[Added: 11 Feb 2007   Hits: 1207   Words: 444]

9.How About A No Starve Diet?
Glycemic index (GI) is a ranking system for foods (specifically the carbohydrates contained therein) based on their effect on blood sugar levels in the first two hours. The concept was invented in 1981 by Dr. David ...
[Added: 09 Feb 2007   Hits: 1151   Words: 500]

10.Can Diet With Supplements And Exercise Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
It is believed by most people that adult-onset diabetes is irreversible. Once you become diabetic, medication seems to be the only way to help you manage the condition to prevent you from getting into more health complications, for example, ...
[Added: 05 Feb 2007   Hits: 1184   Words: 461]

11.How Is Brugada Syndrome Related To Sudden Death?
People die suddenly are mostly caused by heart conditions, though people can also die in their sleep from an asthmatic attack, a stroke, the rupture of an enlarged blood vessel or sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition when one's breathing stops due to an obstruction in ...
[Added: 03 Feb 2007   Hits: 435   Words: 482]

12.Does Racing 42 km Put A Heart At Risk?
In 2005, 382,000 people completed a marathon in the United States, an increase of more than 80,000 since the year of 2000, according to Mathematically, the risk is very small: Runner dying from a heart attack ...
[Added: 01 Feb 2007   Hits: 437   Words: 484]

13.Is Having Fast Food Restaurant In Kid's Hospital A Wise Choice?
A United States research, published in Dec 2006's issue of Pediatrics, suggested that having fast-food restaurants in children's hospitals may encourage young patients' families to eat fast food and to think that it is relatively healthy. Parents of children who received outpatient treatment at Children's ...
[Added: 30 Jan 2007   Hits: 463   Words: 507]

14.How Needles Help A Stroke Patient To Recover?
Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) is usually regarded as an alternative treatment. Patients will seek help from TCM physicians only when they cannot be treated by western medication. Lately, a growing number of western doctors have started ...
[Added: 26 Jan 2007   Hits: 542   Words: 503]

15.What Healthy Diet Is All About?
Diet, as part of a healthy lifestyle, plays an important role in maintaining one's healthy body. It will help reduce chances of getting many health issues, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, etc that may ultimately ...
[Added: 25 Jan 2007   Hits: 405   Words: 454]

16.What Are The Causes Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Athletes?
As its name implies, sudden cardiac death is sudden and unexpected, with death occurring within minutes after collapse. It is more common in older folks with serious heart problems, but it can also happen to young and healthy people with no sign of heart disease. Nonetheless, sudden cardiac death ...
[Added: 23 Jan 2007   Hits: 473   Words: 435]

17.How To Use Revised BMI To Prevent Heart Disease?
BMI stands for body mass index. It is a surrogate measure of the amount of fat in the body. It is widely used as a good indicator of body fat, and it is easy and convenient to use without incurring high costs. Using sophisticated methods to measure body fat ...
[Added: 21 Jan 2007   Hits: 500   Words: 489]

18.A True Story Of A Young Man With A New Heart
A 20-year-old young man, Richard (not his real name) considered he was given a very special present a new heart a new life, when he underwent a successful heart transplantation operation on New Year's Eve of the year of 2004. When ...
[Added: 19 Jan 2007   Hits: 459   Words: 512]

19.Children Diets Can Influence What Their Parents Eat
Obesity or overweight has always been identified as one of the risk factors for heart disease. Unhealthy foods and lifestyle have created many obese children around the world. Most health researchers have usually attributed the correlation between adults' and children's diets ...
[Added: 19 Jan 2007   Hits: 1174   Words: 452]

20.Do You Believe Smoking Is A Way To Stay Slim?
Smoking can help one stays slim. Are you sure? It does not sound convincing at all but unfortunately it is a common belief among teenage girls. Besides the many healthy problems like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, and many ...
[Added: 18 Jan 2007   Hits: 460   Words: 476]

21.Can Diabetes Be Managed By Supplements?
A friend of mine was diagnosed to be mildly diabetic and prescribed some medication. This was the result of his recent annual checkup when he found out that his BMI (body mass index) and fasting glucose levels were high. But he is a type of person ...
[Added: 17 Jan 2007   Hits: 902   Words: 503]

22.What Are The Right Ways To Manage Your Weight?
Obesity or overweight will increase one's risk of premature death and chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Reduction of weight can not only lower these risks but also improve one's appearance, quality of life, and mental health. However, it is ...
[Added: 16 Jan 2007   Hits: 640   Words: 496]

23.Can I Travel With Heart Disease?
Can I travel if I have heart disease? This is a common question that people will ask, especially if they have intention to travel by air. According to doctors, people treated with heart conditions or have significant cardiac histories need not avoid ...
[Added: 13 Jan 2007   Hits: 511   Words: 489]

24.Why Are Patients Reluctant To Join Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation is an integral part of the cardiovascular continuum. Secondary prevention is extremely essential as this prevents a recurrence or further complications such as heart failure after a heart attack. However, only few patients who are on their way to recover from heart attack or stroke are ...
[Added: 11 Jan 2007   Hits: 442   Words: 501]

25.The Danger Of Exercising Hard Without Consultation
Exercise is a good habit that will bring us many health benefits. It plays an important role in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, and many other diseases. However, it may also get one into trouble especially when he or she has not exercised for a long ...
[Added: 11 Jan 2007   Hits: 424   Words: 445]

26.Should Sudden Cardiac Death Of Athletes Stop Us From Exercising?
Only 1 out of 200,000 athletes per academic year had sudden cardiac death. This finding was revealed by a study conducted in the United States among high school and college athletes. Sportsmen, especially those renowned in their respective fields ...
[Added: 10 Jan 2007   Hits: 561   Words: 442]

27.Can Qigong Help Stroke Recovery?
A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. The most common cause of stroke is a blockage of arteries leading to the brain. Its effect will depend on which part of the brain is affected, and its severity. Stroke, also known as brain ...
[Added: 07 Jan 2007   Hits: 488   Words: 478]

28.Causes And Treatment Of Hypertension
Hypertension can lead to a number of complications including stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, and heart attack. Therefore, it is important that we understand how it is developed and how to treat it. 5 percent ...
[Added: 07 Jan 2007   Hits: 425   Words: 452]

29.Hypertension In The Elderly Patients
It is estimated that more than half of the people aged 65 and above around the world have some form of hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension is a common condition in older people. When people get older, ...
[Added: 07 Jan 2007   Hits: 415   Words: 465]

30.What To Do If You Have The Metabolic Syndrome?
Though it is still not very clear what causes the metabolic syndrome, it seems that overweight does play a very important role. The syndrome is clearly more commonly found in those people who are overweight than in those who are not. Even if one has the metabolic ...
[Added: 05 Jan 2007   Hits: 386   Words: 492]

31.What Is Your Understanding Of Metabolic Syndrome?
People often talk about metabolic syndrome but how many of us really understand its meaning and importance? When metabolic syndrome was revealed in the early 20th century, it was known that high blood pressure, diabetes, ...
[Added: 03 Jan 2007   Hits: 420   Words: 450]

32.Hypertension For Pregnant Mothers
An increase in blood (plasma) volume and a fall in blood pressure are usually observed in normal pregnancy. So when any pregnant woman's blood pressure is above the normal range, it is abnormal. Hypertension ...
[Added: 31 Dec 2006   Hits: 957   Words: 433]

33.Coronary Heart Disease In The Elderly
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common cause of mortality and morbidity in the elderly. In western countries, it accounts for 80 85 percent of all cardiac deaths in older people. When a person ages, his or her cardiovascular ...
[Added: 31 Dec 2006   Hits: 406   Words: 441]

34.How To Get Your Life Back After Heart Disease Strikes?
Heart disease often destroys lives, particularly heart attack that can strike suddenly and without warning. It is estimated that half of all people who suffer a heart attack may die even without reaching hospital for treatment. People who survive from heart attacks are often disable both mentally and ...
[Added: 29 Dec 2006   Hits: 692   Words: 436]

35.How Hypertension Is Linked To Diabetes And Kidney Failure?
Are you aware that about 40 percent of Asian diabetic patients with hypertension eventually develop kidney disease, 10 percent of these patients will require dialysis within 10 years of diagnosis? And, only 25 percent of these dialysis patients will survive for 5 or more years from ...
[Added: 26 Dec 2006   Hits: 441   Words: 456]

36.How To Cut Down On Trans Fat?
Organizations around the world have stepped up their actions against trans fat following New York's move to ban anything more than tiny amounts of trans fat at the city's some 20,000 restaurants. Denmark limits the trans fat content of food to 2 percent ...
[Added: 24 Dec 2006   Hits: 532   Words: 510]

37.The Importance Of Shaping Good Eating Habits For Children
Obesity in schoolchildren has increased in the last decade. The impact of obesity is that more children are now with Type 2 or lifestyle diabetes (when the body produces either insufficient or ineffective insulin) as a result of their diets and less exercise. This is a worldwide problem that is ...
[Added: 23 Dec 2006   Hits: 942   Words: 460]

38.Prevention of Diabetes Is Not Difficult At All
Diabetes is a common chronic disease that could possibly lead to heart disease, if it is not appropriately controlled. When one passes the age of 40 and has any or the entire list of the following risk factors: - High blood ...
[Added: 12 Dec 2006   Hits: 823   Words: 487]

39.ECG Screening Can Really Reduce Sudden Cardiac Deaths!
It was reported that patients with chest pain may end up with deadly heart attack because the ECG (electrocardiogram) could not supply diagnostic result for the doctor in time to save the patients. Nonetheless, a screening ...
[Added: 09 Dec 2006   Hits: 433   Words: 466]

40.Why All People Are Firing Trans Fats Now?
On Tuesday (December 5, 2006), New York has become the first city in United States to ban artery-clogging artificial trans fats at restaurants, as voted by New York's Health Board. Restaurants must stop using most frying ...
[Added: 08 Dec 2006   Hits: 414   Words: 493]

41.All You Need To Know About Insulin
Whenever we talk about heart disease, we always list diabetes mellitus as one of the risk factors. With the mention of diabetes, it is unlikely that we can ignore the involvement of insulin. So, what is insulin? It is a hormone produced by beta cells, ...
[Added: 07 Dec 2006   Hits: 444   Words: 509]

42.The Role Of Physical Activity In The Alternation Of Cholesterol Level
More and more people especially working adults do not have sufficient physical activity either due to tight work schedules or unhealthy lifestyles. This increases their risk of getting heart disease, stroke, and cancer. So what is physical activity? It is defined as participation in any form of regular ...
[Added: 07 Dec 2006   Hits: 445   Words: 428]

43.Blindness Could Be Caused By Diabetes!
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that reduces a person's immunity. It can lead to heart disease, and it may also affect some organs of the body, such as the eyes. Diabetes is, in fact, the cause of the ...
[Added: 28 Nov 2006   Hits: 734   Words: 521]

44.Why Heart Fails?
Heart fails when the heart is unable to pump blood effectively. So, why does this happen? Now, let us look at the various causes of heart failure. The major causes of heart failure, according to cardiologist, are coronary artery disease, high blood ...
[Added: 28 Nov 2006   Hits: 384   Words: 365]

45.The Low-Down On The Diagnosis And Therapy Of Coronary Heart Disease In Women
It is not easy to diagnose CHD in women who develop chest pain more often than men. The chances for these chest pains to progress to heart attack are rare. In one study, half of ...
[Added: 27 Nov 2006   Hits: 360   Words: 461]

46.What Is Heart Failure?
We always hear people talking about heart failure. But how many of us really know about this disease? What is heart failure? How can this happen? Why does heart fail? These are the questions that always pop up in ...
[Added: 24 Nov 2006   Hits: 427   Words: 429]

47.Can Vitamins Reduce The Risk Of Heart Disease?
The interest in Vitamins A, C, and E stems from their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants interfere with the complex process through which LDL cholesterol starts plaque formation. Some animal studies and at least one human study also suggested that Vitamin C can improve ...
[Added: 23 Nov 2006   Hits: 279   Words: 474]

48.A Healthy Diet Is Still The Key To Weight Loss
People are sitting around and eating themselves to death. Obesity has become underlying preventable killer in many countries around the world. Statistics provided by the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that a poor diet and physical inactivity in United States had caused 400,000 deaths in 2000, a ...
[Added: 22 Nov 2006   Hits: 215   Words: 438]

49.An Ancient Herbal Therapy For Diabetics
Type 2 diabetes is an increasing health problem worldwide. Most of the 194 million people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by inability to regular the sugar in the body properly. Diabetics are of high risk of developing other diseases including heart disease, if their ...
[Added: 21 Nov 2006   Hits: 618   Words: 436]

50.The Low-Down On The Risks Of Coronary Heart Disease In Women
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death and morbidity among women in the world, accounting for one-third of all deaths in women worldwide. It is estimated that 1 in 2 women will eventually die of heart disease or stroke as compared to 1 in 25 women ...
[Added: 21 Nov 2006   Hits: 598   Words: 433]

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