Posts Tagged ‘cardiovascular disease’

10 tips to improve your cardiovascular health

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Heart disease is more common among adults. Angina and myocardial infarction are the leading cause of death and disability in developed countries.

Epidemiological and basic research have shown that heart diseases of ischemic origin have a multi factorial origin. The known risk factors such as smoking, sedentary lifestyle, stress, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, hypertension and overweight among other factors greatly increase the risk of angina or myocardial infarction. To avoid them, it is important to take preventive measures against them. If you follow the tips suggested below, you will have better quality of life and will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. (more…)

Omega-3 fats should not be overlooked

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Omega-3 fats without harmful effects.

Let there be no mistake, the Omega-3 fats are. But not just any … There are indeed different types of fat have opposite effects on health: saturated fatty acids, found in butter, cheese or charcuterie; trans fatty acids, from industrial sources; and polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fats, so named because of their chemical structure. Worth recalling that the first two sources of fat may have adverse consequences on health (cholesterol, risk of cardiovascular disease, etc..).

Omega-3, they belong to polyunsaturated fatty acids, fatty acids also known as “essential” because our body can not manufacture them. We must therefore necessarily eat to satisfy our needs. As fat, they bring as many calories as saturated fatty acids but, unlike them, their consumption has protective effects. (more…)

Hot flashes

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The mechanism of hot flashes

The hot flashes in women, are most commonly associated with menopause . Normally, the Agency maintains its body temperature around 37 ° C. This figure should be constant, it is essential to life.

This figure of 37 ° C is maintained in part due to changes in blood flow to the skin: if the body is heating (external heat, muscular exercise, fever) and subcutaneous vessels will dilate so that more blood runs under the skin and allow cooling. It also produces a sweat , because evaporation of water (sweat) on the surface of the skin will lower body temperature.

The estrogens that are ovarian hormones involved in regulating body temperature. At the time of menopause the balance between the rates of the various hormones secreted by the ovaries is changed. The secretion of estrogen decreases, and influence the mechanism of regulation of body temperature and causes hot flashes. (more…)