Coronary artery disease refers to obstructed blood flow to the cardiac muscles due to atherosclerosis, which is the narrowing or blockage of arteries due to fat and other substances forming plaques within the lumen. Coronary artery disease results in reduced blood flow to the heart.
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is treatable, but there is no cure. This means that once diagnosed with CAD, you have to learn to live with it for the rest of your life. By lowering your risk factors and losing your fears, you can live a full life despite CAD.
“Can stress cause a heart attack?” This is one of the most common questions that people ask. A heart attack was hitherto thought to be a consequence of certain systemic diseases as well as poor lifestyle habits.
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. A systolic blood pressure of less than 90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or diastolic of less than 60 mm Hg is generally considered to be hypotension.
Heart failure is a significant public health concern in terms of prevalence, mortality rates, and economic burden. Left ventricular dysfunction or LV dysfunction of the heart is usually followed by congestive heart failure which ultimately leads to a multitude of cardiac disorders thereafter.
You might not give it much importance, but your liver is working hard around the clock to keep you up running and healthy. Various complications and severe issues can arise when you fail to take proper care. Some of the major functions of a liver are to digest the food consumed and filter toxins from the body.
There are different types of blood disorders. Broadly, they are categorized based on the various components in blood – red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Yes, let’s admit it. Getting diagnosed with breast cancer, fighting questions like ‘why me’, subsequent treatment, tackling the anxiety about survival…all these can drain you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It’s not easy to overcome all these.
According to the GLOBOCAN 2012 report, lung cancer is the fourth commonest cause of cancer in India with an estimated incidence of 70,275 in all ages and both sexes. However, it is largely diagnosed in advanced stages making it the third most common cause of cancer-related mortality in India after breast and cervical cancer.