Heart Diseases

Is bak kut teh healthy for you?

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Bak kut teh is a well known known Chinese dish. Originally it was a poor immigrant’s dish where it is eaten to warm up the body. Usually pork meat is used and boiled with specific herbs with the distinct aroma and taste. While it is nutritious, there are reported health danger associated with too much intake of bak kut teh, one which happened to a manager in my former workplace.

Diseases You Can Battle with Fitness

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Through MSN, I’ve discovered an interesting site parade.com A slide that they’ve featured caught my eye because I believe it provides valuable information: 4 Diseases You Can Fight with Fitness by Michael O’Shea. 1. Heart Disease The article mentioned that regular exercise lowers blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. Heart attack can really be a silent [...]

Connection between heart valve problem and chronic sinus- Mind Body Connection

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I remember reading in the papers sometime back that a very young lady had to undergo open heart surgery to repair her mitral valve- and other than chronic sinus, she did not seems to have other health complaints. In the same article, it was mentioned that a study have indicated that patients with heart valve [...]

Why being constantly judging others would make you miserable

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Judging increases isolation and separation, because it emphasizes our differences rather than our similarities. Whenever you judge yourself or others as being inferior or superior, better or worse, smarter or dumber, prettier or uglier, stronger or weaker, fatter or thinner, richer or poorer, you still feel separate  Judging reinforces our preconceptions and thus limits our [...]

Chinese food diet- nutritious, healthy and cost effective

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Unlike the fatty and MSG laden food which one usually find in Chinatown, the typical home cooked meals from a modest Chinese household is simple, easy to learn, tasty, nutritious and can can fit well into a diet plan. Usually served with a bowl of plain rice with 3 dishes and soup. A passage written [...]

Throat and tooth infection can lead to heart valve disease

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There are cases where children who get a persistent fever during children eventually develop heart valve disease.  Rheumatic fever can be the cause of the heart valve disease due to the bacteria Streptococcus A which infects the throat. Symptoms such as: constant fatigue shortness of breath water collecting around the ankles being unable to breathe properly [...]

Younger people are getting acute heart attacks

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I chanced upon an interview did today in Astro Awani channel (in Malay language) on the heart attack amongst the younger generation. Younger people are getting heart attacks and require a heart bypass  compared to 20 years ago when mostly the patients are above 60 years old. A professor at HUKM (Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia) [...]

Protection against illness (as rising treatment cost is out of reach of many)

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A procedure to remove a blockage in the heart would cost RM35000 and above in IJN (Institut Jantung Negara). At other private hospitals, it would cost even more. This is more than what some would earn in a year. Others like hole in the heart surgery would cost few hundred thousand and if done overseas- [...]

The Heart Attack Personality

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“If you are aggressive, impatient, intensely competitive and anxious to succeed, you may end up in a coronary care unit attached to an electrocardiograph”    —-Vernon Coleman He further adds.. It was discovered that the people who were getting heart attacks were usually male and commonly under great pressure. They managed to show that these [...]