Epidural stimulation can safely, effectively normalize blood pressure in patients with SCI

March 19, 2018 Patients with severe spinal cord injury (SCI) often experience chronically low blood pressure that negatively affects their health, their quality of life and their ability to engage in rehabilitative therapy. “People with severe spinal cord injury — especially when it occurs in a higher level in the spine — have problems with […]

The 5:2 diet could have beneficial impact on important risk markers for cardiovascular disease

March 19, 2018 Intermittent energy restriction diets such as the 5:2 diet clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals compared with daily calorie restriction diets, reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition reports. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the […]

What is a left atrial enlargement?

Symptoms Causes High blood pressure Problems with the mitral valve Left ventricle dysfunction Diagnosis Complications Atrial fibrillation Stroke Heart failure Treatment Prevention Outlook The left atrium is one of four chambers in the heart and is located on the upper left-hand side. The lower chambers are known as ventricles. The right side of the heart […]

Is it possible to unclog your arteries?

What are clogged arteries? Preventing clogged arteries Avoiding trans fats Eating more unsaturated fats Following other dietary tips Drinking herbal teas Exercising regularly Other ways to prevent clogged arteries Medical treatments Risk factors for clogged arteries Complications Outlook A person’s arteries can become clogged by a buildup of a substance called plaque. There are no […]