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Blood Diseases 

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

What is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure or force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries (blood vessels), which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, means the pressure in your arteries is above the normal range. In most cases, no one knows what causes high blood pressure. How is blood pressure recorded? Blood pressure is written as two numbers, such as 118/72. The first number is the systolic pressure. This is…

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Cholesterol Facts and Fiction

The lower my cholesterol, the lower my risk for heart disease True and False. The statement above is true. According to the statistics, your risk for heart disease is lower when you have low total cholesterol and low LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol. LDL cholesterol is the fatty substance that is most related to arterial blockage. The statement above is also false. Your risk for heart diseaseis actually higher if you have a low HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol level. HDL is the “good” cholesterol; it carries fat out of the…

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High cholesterol??

High cholesterol increases the risk of other conditions. Some of these conditions include: Coronary heart disease The main risk associated with high cholesterol is coronary heart disease (CHD). Your blood cholesterol level can increase the risk of getting heart disease. If your cholesterol is too high, it builds up on the walls of your arteries. Over time, this buildup (called plaque) causes hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). This condition causes arteries to become narrowed, slowing blood flow to the heart. The narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the heart….

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Anemia???

What is anemia? Anemia is a blood disorder that occurs when there is not enough hemoglobin in a person’s blood. Hemoglobin is a substance in the red blood cells that makes it possible for the blood to transport (carry) oxygen through the body. When a person develops anemia, he or she is said to be “anemic.” There are a number of different types of anemia. Some types present only mild health problems, while others are much more severe. Each type of anemia results from one of these factors: The body…

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Blood Skin 

HIRUDO MEDICINALIS

If the web browser by typing the word leech in English, you will quickly be directed to a website where you can buy them. Why should anyone want to buy leeches, you ask? Well, in some cultures, they have been known for a very long time in the western world it was about them began to speak when the actress Demi Moore admitted that they used to rejuvenate. If you manage to overcome the unpleasant thoughts or prejudices they may arouse in you this slimy animals, but you will find…

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YOGA LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

Perhaps you did not think you will find an article about yoga in the section on alternative medicine, and yet we can assure you that yoga among other things, exactly, it helps to lower blood pressure. On the eighth day of the annual scientific meeting is to present a new study has revealed that yoga helps lower blood pressure. Ideal or normal blood pressure is below 120/80. The first number represents the systolic measurement and the second diastolic pressure. High pressure, or “silent killer” in fact affects approximately one billion…

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Six steps to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) can cause stroke, heart attack and heart disease and is the largest cause of disability and premature death worldwide. The disease is difficult to detect and years may not show any signs. What is actually blood pressure? It is the pressure of blood on the walls of blood vessels (arteries) in each body. The pressure is variable, changing throughout the day and night and is subject to many external and internal influences. The normal value of blood pressure, which allows normal life and does not damage the system of…

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