When my sister told me my niece had a heart murmur, I couldn’t believe
it. She seems like such a strong, healthy child. The family did their
best not to worry in between tests and appointments, but it wasn’t easy.
A new Australian study published in PLoS Medicine claims even the
slightest case of erectile dysfunction could be caused by an underlying
heart condition that could increase risk of early death.
The winner of this year’s US News top overall diet is the dietitian-approved DASH -Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension - eating plan. The DASH diet, which has snagged first place for a second year in a row, was praised by a panel of health experts.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are implanted in the
body when a patient is at increased risk of cardiac death. The ICD
detects heart rhythm and sends a jolt of electricity to the heart when
Along with increasing risk of coronary artery disease, saturated fat has now been found to decrease fertility in men. The difference is significant.
There are many different kinds of fertility problems for men, including erectile dysfunction. If the penis will not reach or maintain full erection, ejaculation may not happen successfully.
The calcium supplements widely prescribed for bone health in women did not appear to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk, researchers found.
According to the registry, if women receive good prenatal care,
counseling on their condition and adequate treatment, heart disease does
not pose a threat to pregnancy outcome.
Cholesterol is found in every human blood sample. Our bodies produce about ¾ of the cholesterol measured on blood tests. The remaining ¼ is consumed in food.
LDL or low-density lipoprotein is the unhealthy cholesterol everyone is trying to avoid. Cholesterol is necessary for optimal body functioning, but there needs to be a balance between healthy and unhealthy cholesterol.
APOB, or Apolipoprotein B is associated with LDL or bad cholesterol. Apolipoprotein A-1, or APOA1, is just the opposite. APOA1 levels reflect the amount of HDL, high density lipoprotein, in the blood.
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Hypertension is one of those conditions that men can live with for years
without even knowing they have it, but just because the first few years
are asymptomatic does not mean hypertension is not damaging overall
Thanks to advancements in medical technology and treatment, heart
defects are no longer a reason for reduced lifespan and these children
are growing into healthy adults with all the dreams and aspirations of other adults - including the dream of being a parent.
Many men wonder why they should even care about diabetes. There are multiple types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational.
During World War II, Leningrad was seized by opposing forces in the war.
Residents faced extreme starvation, including pregnant women, infants
and children. Researchers studied the effects of extreme starvation in pregnancy and early childhood using this time frame.
When a pregnant woman gives birth to an infant that is small for
gestational age, she is at increased risk of heart disease, according to
new research published in PLoS One.
If you develop pregnancy-related hypertension or diabetes, you could be
at increased risk for cardiovascular disease later in life, according to
a new study published by Circulation, a Journal of the American Heart
You’re eating a balanced diet full of fruits and veggies, whole grains,
low fat dairy, lean proteins, and healthy fats, but did you know that
you can give your pregnancy a nutritional boost by including certain
In a huge study published in BJOG, researchers report that BMI and age
during pregnancy may be a huge factor in determining the risk of
gestational diabetes. Women of south Asian and African-American
ethnicity were particularly at risk.
Researchers at the Warwick Medical School have revealed a connection
between life in the womb and obesity after birth. Healthier eating
habits and regular vitamin intake may help reduce the risk of obesity
late in life, according to the study.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a plastic additive known to cause health problems
Researchers recently revealed that having children decreases a man’s risk of cardiovascular disease.
More and more studies are being released connecting fetal habits with lifelong side effects in children. According to researchers, nicotine increases fetal blood pressure, which could lead to increased risk for heart disease and high blood pressure later in life.
Heart conditions are a leading cause of maternal death associated with pregnancy, and they are seen in up to one in 25-50 pregnant women.
Finding out if you are high risk, if you have an increased risk of complications during pregnancy is important.
Women’s health covers a wide spectrum. There are many health conditions which affect both men and women, though a number of health issues are more prevalent and affect only women.
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Erectile dysfunction, or ED, can be defined as an inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections.
Maternal causes of a high-risk pregnancy