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How To Have A Healthy Heart?

Posted Feb 16 2012 12:34am






In the modern day world heart problems have become increasingly common. The main factors for heart disease includes high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and overweight, physical inactivity and gender. The contributing factors include stress, sex hormones, birth control pills and alcohol.


Having seen the causes let’s see the ways to have a healthy heart. It will be good if you exercise at least 30 minutes for about five days in a week. You should eat a heart healthy diet by including whole grains, low fat dairy, fish, vegetables and fruits. Avoid foods such as red meat, deep fried foods, bakery products, packaged snack foods, margarines and crackers.


At all costs avoid foods that contain saturated fats and Trans fats. Your heart will jump for joy if you stop smoking or using tobacco. Get screened regularly for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. For your general wellbeing reduce salt intake in your diet.

For those of you who are praying for a miracle there is hope. Scientists at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have zeroed in on a process, whereby the damaged heart muscle can be re-grown with the help of the patient’s own heart cells.

In this process patient’s own heart tissue is used to grow specialized heart stem cells. They are then injected back into the patient’s heart to help repair and re-grow the heart muscle which has been damaged by heart attack. 
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