Showing posts with label blood pressure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blood pressure. Show all posts

Friday, March 14, 2014

Supplementation with whey or casein in combination with physical activity is associated with significant improvements in the readings of blood pressure in young women with obesity and hypertension , according to a new study.

Scientists from the University of Florida, USA, reported that the milk protein casein supplements sports training overweight women and helps reduce aortic systolic blood pressure. In particular, taking whey and casein was associated with a reduction in brachial systolic blood pressure by 5 points, and aortic systolic blood pressure by 7 points.

Benefits of dairy products for systolic blood pressure has long been known. Thus, the use of dairy product may be an additional tool in the prevention or treatment of hypertension .

Scientists explain that the aortic blood pressure, and not brachial blood pressure is considered to be the best predictor of cardiovascular benefits of the intervention using antihypertensives.

"To our knowledge, our study is the first to demonstrate a reduction in aortic systolic blood pressure under the influence of milk proteins. Because aortic blood pressure adversely affects the function of the left ventricle to a greater extent than the brachial blood pressure, our findings may be of clinical importance ", - the scientists.

The results of the work were published in the journal American Journal of Hypertension.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Artificial heart, created by Professor Alain Carpentier French, experience in patients three Parisian hospitals, reports Medical Xpress.

Body is made of synthetic materials and biological tissues and should operate without interruption for five years.

Cardiovascular surgeon Alain Carpentier (Alain Carpentier) is known as the creator of the most sought after heart valve. The result of his 15-year career was the artificial heart, created in conjunction with engineers at Astrium, a manufacturer of satellites.

Artificial organ consists of 900 items. He has two divisions, separated by a partition from animal tissues. In the body embedded sensors that determine what kind of load at the moment a person experiences. This information is transmitted to a miniature computer, which, in turn, instructs the pump to pump blood faster or slower depending on the circumstances. Thus regulating blood pressure and blood oxygen level of the patient, depending on his level of activity.

A separate task was to create a heart that because it used synthetic materials would not provoke the formation of blood clots, as has happened with other artificial products. Professor Carpentier has solved this problem by putting the heart into the pericardium (heart bag) animal. This will avoid the artificial organ rejection and immune system.

Engineer In Dang Quoc, (Dung Vo-Quoc), to develop electronic components of the artificial heart: "If a satellite stops working during the final penalty of the World Cup, it's frustrating. But if the heart is not beating five seconds, it is deadly. We have made every effort to be sure - every component of the machine will operate as necessary throughout the life of the device. "

Artificial heart is designed to help people who need a transplant.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Prehypertension increases the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Pressurizing even in the absence of hypertension increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This is evidenced by the findings of scientists from the Southern Medical University, Guangdong, China.

Considered prehypertension blood pressure within 120-139 mm Hg. Art. (Systolic) and / or 80-89 mm Hg. Art. (Diastolic). Prehypertension is not a disease, but an indicator of an increased risk of hypertension.

The scientists, led by Dr Yuli Huang spent a meta-analysis of 18 studies that examine prehypertension. It has been found that the presence prehypertension associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease by 50%, stroke - 71% mortality of cardiovascular disease by 55%.

The study found that people with high blood pressure, need time to take preventive measures.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Becoming a vegetarian will have many impacts upon your life, for the most part it will improve your life and your body. I know you are most probably thinking, well, why change now? Let's take a look...

A major reason is due to the meat itself, some make the switch to save the animals but the main reason I have found is because of the adverse effects the meat has on their bodies due to the high fat content. Changing to a vegetarian diet will reduce your weight rapidly and safely. Answer me this:
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you feel full of energy?
  • Do you feel tired and sluggish?
  • How is your health as a whole?
  • Is your blood pressure healthy?
  • Does your doctor say your cholesterol is very high?
If your blood and cholesterol levels are high I would consider trying out this diet, even if it is just for a short period of time. For example if your blood pressure is high as well as cholesterol, you should switch. Get the most out of food and give your body what it needs, feel energized and refreshed.

In fact, many people that eat meat are overweight due to eating too much meat and eating too much fat that meat contains. More often than not, such a one-sided diet can bring on health problems such as diabetes or other, serious conditions. All of these problems can be prevented by changing your diet, even your doctor will tell you this!

Allow me to give you an overview about vegetarian diets today together with their numerous advantages and benefits. With this overview you should not have a problem to find the right one for you.

Types Of Vegetarian Diets Available

There is more than one type of vegetarian diet, it doesn't mean you have to give up on foods such as cheese or milk if you prefer so. The main types of vegetarian diets you can choose from include:
  • The Lacto Vegetarians - Those prefer not to eat meat or eggs but can eat cheese, milk or yoghurt.
  • The Ovos - Eggs are allowed but no diary and no other animal products.
  • The Lacto-Ovos - This diet is no animal products but they will eat eggs and other dairy.
  • The Vegans - If someone is vegan they do not eat any animal based products (meat, milk, eggs etc.). Short: Only plants are allowed
You can look at your own preferences and what you cannot be without, for example if you want to stop eating meat but still want milk or cheese. If so the Lacto is for you! If you want to eat eggs, choose the Ovo vegetarian diet..

You might have heard that saying "You are what you eat" - this is without a doubt true since your diet will play a big part in the way you feel. Without a doubt, this old saying is 100% true.

Why is this saying true? Easy - Because eating unhealthy with an unbalanced diet will bring on all kinds of health issues affecting literally any part of your life. Since it will have such a dramatic effect this saying is 100% accurate.

The Health Effects Of Being A Vegetarian

You will be amazed of the health effects being a vegetarian brings in a short period of time, you will feel energized, feel physically different in terms of weight loss and many more!

Once you started with the vegetarian diet your body will start cleansing and flush out harmful chemicals and toxins. It only takes a few days once you start with the diet to see this effect.

Most people who eat vegetarian have significantly lower "bad" cholesterol levels. The ones who also eat dairy products and eggs also see the change in cholesterol levels.

As the toxins are carried out of the body by the food the body craves and loves, all of the levels in your body effected by the bad foods will also drop and the pounds will drop off.

Once You Decide To Make The Switch To A Vegetarian Diet

Chances are, you will like your new vegetarian diet so much you want to let your family and friends know about it too. In fact, if you are a parent you will definitely want to make sure your child's diet is looked after as they grow into adulthood.

The big benefit of sharing the knowledge and letting the entire family be part of it is that you won't be tempted anymore if someone else would keep eating meat. It can be very tempting especially with all of the adverts on the television, radio and inside magazines!

Switching to vegetarian can happen quite easily and you can do that the next time you are out shopping. It can be as simple as to avoid unhealthy snacks and substitute them for healthy fruits. Also if you are a rice eater buy brown and not white. This is a great way where you can educate your children in healthy foods and how to find them in the store, as opposed to buying junk food that's unhealthy for them.

It is really important to educate your children from early on what it healthy for them and what foods they would need to avoid - education starts early and cannot happen early enough. You will be surprised how many children will understand it because most children love animals and will agree that a vegetarian diet will be a much better choice.

Smaller children wont realize that you are doing them a favor and protecting their health but later on down the line they will thank you loads for it! Their academic levels will also increase with this new change in diet as they will focus more.

What You Want - Some Tools And Things

One of the main things vegetarians do is change the way they cook. One of the favorite tools might be a blender. This is a good opportunity to make a shopping list for your next time in the grocery store:
  • Brown rice
  • Walnuts
  • Spinach
  • Limes
  • Cheddar
If you want, you can make your own list: Obviously, tastes are different and you will have plenty of room for experiments here. Who knows - you might enjoy cooking those new, vegetarian foods so much cooking will become your favorite hobby! There is also tons of vegetarian food recipes online. Google some out and take a look at some.

Just remember, you are saving the animals lives as well as your own by making the switch. Don’t tempt yourself away from the diet and stay on track, the results you will see may surprise and shock you. No reason to wait any longer!

About the Author: Mike Buyco is a regular writer at ihealth market website. Find out his latest post on african mango diet.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Let's be honest no one thinks that popping a frozen dinner into the microwave is the best way to go about improving his or her health. The larger problem is that microwaving is just too easy a notion mothers in the 1950s would've been all too happy to test out. Invented the mid-60s to make things just that easy they've become a crutch for a society that is today too busy and too tempted to make healthy eating choices. It doesn't hurt that many microwavable food items, like Pop Tarts, are designed to make us crave them.

Vitamins and nutrients

Fruits have long been known to provide vitamins and nutrients that processed foods just don't offer, and they do it with a portability that many microwavable food items are only now beginning to rival. According to the United States government, a diet rich in fruit may reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke, as well as various types of cancers. High-fruit diets provide fiber, which can help with obesity and type 2 diabetes, while the potassium content in some fruits may help lower blood pressure. The risk of developing bone loss and kidney stones is also shown to decrease with a high potassium diet.

Unlike microwavable fare, fruits are generally low in not only calories, but also sodium and fat as well. If you have cholesterol be concerns, you should be aware that no fruits contain it. While many processed foods have nutrients added, fruits naturally contain vitamin C and other often under-consumed nutrients like potassium and folic acid.

Make the effort

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to eating a diet rich in fruits is cost and availability. In cold weather states, fruits have in the past been difficult to come by, and at an increased cost. Fortunately, stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes are increasing their reach, providing shoppers with greater opportunity to buy. Improving technologies in plant biology are also helping keep fruit on the shelves longer.

In the end, however, fruits biggest selling point is their taste. From apples and oranges to peaches and bananas, the vast array of fruits available are sure to leave most any person with some that please their palate. Even if you don't wish to just grab an apple and bite in, fresh fruits can often be made into sauces and jellies with relative ease. And even if you're putting them in a pie, they provide the same nutrients, albeit with additional calories.

While it may make sense to have a granola bar packed along with you on a hike, processed foods are a disastrous temptation when kept in the household. Make an effort to keep fresh fruits and vegetables on hand at all times to help model behavior for children, and to keep them healthy. Without adult support, children often gravitate toward sweeter, more fattening foods, which can manifest itself in health problems sooner than later. For a healthy diet, fresh fruits are the way to go.

Matt Anton is a partner in the online marketing venture BacklinksVault, and has extensive experience with nutrition and fitness, including health and diet concerns.