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Coronavirus: What you Need to Know

In the last few weeks, we have had quite a few questions around Covid-19, or “coronavirus”.  As we look after clients who are in the vulnerable category it is important for us that they stay safe.  We are reviewing the situation continuously and will continue to...
Travel and Heart Disease

Travel and Heart Disease

Travelling with heart disease can be somewhat daunting.  I have compiled some practical information for you to consider before and during your journey. Before you travel: Once you prepare for travel and consult your doctor it is usually safe for you to travel abroad...

Heart attack

What is a heart attack? The clinical name for a heart attack is a myocardial infarction. Your heart is a muscle and in order to operate it needs a blood supply.  The blood supply to the heart muscle comes through the coronary arteries. These are the red vessels on the...

Stress and Heart Disease

Stress and Heart Disease   More research is needed to determine how stress contributes to heart disease.  But stress may affect behaviors and factors that increase heart disease risk: high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, smoking, physical inactivity and...

Age and Heart Disease

Age As you get older so do your blood vessels.  They become less flexible and blood tends to move through them more slowly.  As we get older there is also some plaque build up.   Call back First Name*Phone*NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be...

Gender

Gender and Heart Disease Heart disease was once known as the man’s disease. After the menopause when women lose their protective hormones they begin to catch up and surpass men. Women and Heart...

Family History

Family History Family history of heart disease: If you have a family history of heart disease you have an increased risk of developing heart disease. You are considered to have a family history of cardiovascular disease if Your father or brother was under 55 years of...

Alcohol and Heart Disease

Alcohol Alcohol and heart disease are strongly linked.  Below please see the recommendations for both men and women. Men: 17 standard drinks (=170 grams (or 210 mls) of pure alcohol), spread out over the course of the week with at least two to three alcohol free days...

Cholesterol

Cholesterol Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in your body.  When your blood carries too much cholesterol it begins to stick to the walls of your arteries and this will narrow the artery.  It is important therefore to keep your cholesterol within normal...
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