Health Tips

Depression after a heart attack

Have you or a loved one ever suffered from a heart attack or heart disease?  Have you ever suffered from depression?  Well, it just may be that depression and such heart problems are related.  For instance, it’s three times as likely that you’ll get depression after a heart attack than you would normally.  Fifteen to twenty percent of those who have suffered a heart attack are later diagnosed with depression; larger numbers also exhibit some symptoms of depression that does not meet the cut off for a diagnosis as such.

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Testosterone, balding and heart

Men get heart disease ten years before women normally do.  Why is this?  Some suggest that men’s higher level of testosterone is the cause; some doctors suspect that there is a link between testosterone and heart disease.

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Obesity – One of the worst epidemics around!

Obesity is a disease that has the potential to wreak havoc in one’s life as it leads to various diseases such as heart attack, diabetes, sleep apnea and high blood pressure. There are about 60 million people in the United States who suffer from it. Studies suggest that more than one-third of women whose ages are between 20 and 74 tend to be obese. The reason? Well, the increased inclination towards eating pre-packaged foods, fast foods, junk foods and our hectic lives not making it possible for us to live an active life!

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The association between Cholesterol and Heart Diseases

About 2600 Americans die of varying types of cardiovascular diseases every single day. That means one person dies every 34 seconds. With 7.1 million Americans having already suffered from a heart attack, the condition is widespread. The worst part is, a lot of times those who survive through a heart attack move on to have another one later on in life. However, these statistics can easily be reduced if we acquire a basic understanding of cholesterol, what it is, and how it is associated with heart diseases.

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