What lifestyle changes can a person make to prevent further heart disease or heart attack

The goal of treating cardiovascular disease is to maximize the person’s quantity and quality of life. Prevention is the key to avoid cardiovascular disease and optimize treatment. Once plaque formation has begun, it is possible to limit its progression by making these lifestyle changes: Maintain a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise Quit smoking Eat a…

What is the treatment for heart (cardiovascular) disease?

The goal of treating cardiovascular disease is to maximize the patient’s quantity and quality of life. Prevention is the key to avoid cardiovascular disease and optimize treatment. Once plaque formation has begun, it is possible to limit its progression by maintaining a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, diet, and by aiming for lifetime control of high…

What are the signs and symptoms of heart (cardiovascular) disease?

The classic symptoms of angina, or pain from the heart, are described as a crushing pain or heaviness in the center of the chest with radiation of the pain to the arm (usually the left) or jaw. There can be associated shortness of breath sweating and nausea. The symptoms tend to be brought on by activity and get better with…

How Is Kidney Disease Diagnosed?

As with high blood pressure, you may not realize that you have kidney disease. Certain laboratory tests can indicate whether your kidneys are eliminating waste products properly. These tests include serum creatinineand blood urea nitrogen (BUN); elevated levels of either can indicate kidney damage. Proteinuria, an excess of protein in the urine, is also a sign of kidney disease.

High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

(hypertension) is a leading cause of kidney disease and kidney failure (end-stage renal disease). Hypertension can cause damage to the blood vessels and filters in the kidney, making removal of waste from the body difficult. Once a person is diagnosed with end-stage renal disease, dialysis — a blood-cleansing process — or kidney transplantation are necessary.

Stem Cell Therapy and Kidney Failure

Kidney failure (or renal failure) is a condition in which the kidneys fail to function properly. Physiologically, renal failure is described as a decrease in blood filtration (glomerular filtration rate or GFR). Clinically, this is manifested in elevated serum creatinine. Still not well understood are many of the factors that are involved in kidney failure….

What Is Kidney Disease?

can affect your body’s ability to clean your blood, filter extra water out of your blood, and help control your blood pressure. It can also affect red blood cell production and vitamin D metabolism needed for bone health. You’re born with two kidneys. They’re on either side of your spine, just above your waist. When your kidneys are damaged, waste products…

What Is Kidney Disease?

can affect your body’s ability to clean your blood, filter extra water out of your blood, and help control your blood pressure. It can also affect red blood cell production and vitamin D metabolism needed for bone health. You’re born with two kidneys. They’re on either side of your spine, just above your waist. When your kidneys are damaged, waste products…

Heart Disease: Causes of a Heart Attack

Heart disease refers to conditions that involve the heart, its vessels, muscles, valves, or internal electric pathways responsible for muscular contraction. Common heart disease conditions include: Coronary artery disease Heart failure Cardiomyopathy Heart valve disease ArrhythmiasWhen a coronary artery becomes blocked (usually by a blood clot), an area of heart tissue loses its blood supply….

Other possible dangers of high blood pressure

High blood pressure can also affect other areas of the body, leading to such problems as: Bone loss. High blood pressure can increase the amount of calcium that’s in your urine. That excessive elimination of calcium may lead to loss of bone density (osteoporosis), which in turn can lead to broken bones. The risk is especially…