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Signs of a heart problem

Hidden Signs of a Heart Problem

In the UK, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by a circulatory or heart problem. For men, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death, yet it often produces little to no symptoms. Approximately 7 million people are thought to currently have undiagnosed high blood pressure, one of the leading risk factors of…

Erectile function and cardiovascular disease

Erectile Function and Cardiovascular Disease

Practically all men experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. However, did you know it could be a sign of a more serious problem? Erectile function is linked to cardiovascular disease, so it could be a warning sign that something isn’t right. Here, we will look at how erectile function and cardiovascular disease…

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Early Menopause and Increased Risk of Heart Problems

A new study published within the European Heart Journal, has revealed that early menopause increases the risk of heart problems. The earlier women go through the menopause, the more at risk they were found to be of developing atrial fibrillation and new on-set heart failure. So, why does going through the menopause early increase the…

Heart Disease

Working Long Hours Linked to Heart Disease

Nobody likes to work longer hours than they need to. However, unfortunately many of us have no choice but to work harder and longer than we should. Worryingly, this could be putting you at risk of heart disease. With the cost-of-living crisis putting increased strain on families to bring in extra cash, more people than…

atherosclerosis

New antibody could aid in spotting Atherosclerosis

A new antibody developed by scientists from the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), may make it easier for doctors to identify atherosclerosis. The research carried out at the Imperial College of London and funded by the British Heart Foundation, could prove revolutionary for patients. Although the research is still in its early stages, results…

Does running lower your blood pressure?

Does running lower your blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a common, yet potentially deadly condition. When left untreated, it can lead to heart disease and other serious health problems. While medications are typically the best course of treatment, did you know exercise can also help to lower your blood pressure? Running in particular can have fantastic health benefits, including reducing…

The Link Between Zinc Deficiency and High Blood Pressure

The link between zinc deficiency and high blood pressure

An important study carried out on mice, has revealed a link between zinc deficiency and high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. According to the findings of the research, a deficiency in zinc can alter how the kidney’s manage sodium. So, what do these new findings mean for patients and could zinc be the key…

role of uric acid in heart disease

Uric acid and the link to cardiovascular disease

Uric acid is a molecule in the blood that is historically associated with a very old-fashioned disease: gout. Yet in recent years, uric acid has gained a great deal of interest as a deciding factor in many of the metabolic health concerns that plague us and has also been identified as a determinant of cardiovascular…