People nowadays want to look slimmer. Everybody wants to have an ideal body weight. To many people, fashion dictates what weight they should be in. Slimmer people are thought to be sexier, have more choices on what to wear, have better self-esteem, and most importantly, more attractive and happy in their lives. The definition of being sexy differs from one race and culture to another. People have different perspectives about how they look and feel. Continue reading
The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined the term hypertension as, “a persistent elevation of the systolic blood pressure above 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg.” The blood vessel type that is being measured in this case is the arterial pressure. When systemic arterial blood pressure is elevated, this indicates that the heart is working harder than it should to be able to pump the blood throughout the whole body. The normal value of blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg in adults.
Cholesterol is made in the intestines or the liver. It can either be good or bad. Good cholesterol is high density lipoprotein (HDL), while bad cholesterol is low density lipoprotein (LDL). Cholesterol’s main functions are for the maintenance of membranes and for the production of the needed hormones in your body. Cholesterol is a very indispensable companion in your body’s functioning but even too much of a good thing can be bad, especially if you’re having an increase in LDL.
The reality of cardiovascular health is often very gloomy to look at and ponder upon. A very huge bulk of the world’s population is affected by various conditions involving the heart and its blood vessels. Young and old suffer by the effects of poor cardiovascular health, which is often the result of an unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
A number of different tests are done within a medical facility as some medical problems don’t manifest physically. In addition, tests are also conducted in order to see whether there are impending problems in the patient’s body. After checking out several symptoms, a physician may ask a patient to take a test to see whether he or she has an elevated triglyceride level.