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How to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases
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How to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the number one cause of death globally. According to world health organization (WHO) statistics, 17.9 million people die of these diseases every year. The statistics are alarming, but prevention is possible. Certain risk factors are unavoidable, such as family history and age; however, other risk factors are more controllable. There are...

What’s the Link between Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke?
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What’s the Link between Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke?

Carotid artery disease (CAD) and stroke are both vascular diseases, and there is an association between them. Looking at the numbers: Carotid artery disease (CAD) and stroke are major vascular disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Additionally, cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. According to the world...

How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
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How to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition characterized by the formation of clots in the veins. This condition primarily affects the deep veins of the legs. The symptoms are very uncomfortable for patients and can lead to complications as well. Therefore, recognizing that you are at risk of this condition and taking preventive measures...

What You Need to Know About Kidney Transplants
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What You Need to Know About Kidney Transplants

Kidneys are vital organs of the body that perform various functions, such as removing toxins from the body, maintaining electrolyte balance, and producing hormones. Kidney disease kills millions of people every year due to the crucial function of this organ. Around 10% of the population worldwide suffer from chronic kidney disease. According to WHO, in...

How does Alcohol Affect the Heart?
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How does Alcohol Affect the Heart?

How to drink alcohol without causing any health issues has always been a debate. You can eat a healthy diet, be physically active, and sleep well, but you never know how your alcohol intake affects your health if it is unchecked.  There is a close association between alcohol drinking and heart health. Let’s look at...

The Subtle Signs of Stroke: What to Watch For
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The Subtle Signs of Stroke: What to Watch For

It seems as though there are constantly new stories about people having a stroke with minimal warning. The unfortunate statistics say that stroke kills about 140,000 Americans each year, which is roughly one out of every 20 deaths. And, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds.  Some signs of stroke can...