Heart Health

Heart Health

Your heart is not only your most critical muscle but is also one of the hardest working as it never stops. Your adult heart beats about 100,000 times each day, though fitness level can affect your heart rate. The more fit you are the lower your...

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Sleep Disorders and the Elderly

Sleep Disorders and the Elderly

Sleep has been shown to be a very important component of healthy ageing. Studies have shown that lack of sleep and even too much sleep can affect longevity. Complaints of poor sleep or excessive daytime sleepiness are more common in older...

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6th Point in Healthy Ageing

6th Point in Healthy Ageing

After forty years of research on free radicals we know that of all the theories of aging the “Free Radical Theory of Ageing” has stood the test of time. This theory was first propose by Prof. Denham Harman in 1954 and postulates that ageing...

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Nutrition during Ramadan

Nutrition during Ramadan

The Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast by abstaining from all food and drink from dawn to sunset. The month lasts either 29 to 30 days. In 2016 Ramadan will be in the month of June which is usually a dry...

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8th Point in Healthy Ageing

8th Point in Healthy Ageing

Neuroendocrine Theory of Aging In the last decade there has been a lot of interest in the role of hormones and aging The neuroendocrine theory suggests that it is the decline of the nervous and endocrine systems and lessening of their ability to...

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Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome

Do you feel tired?  Do you feel fatigued and lethargic?  Do you have a fuzzy mind?  Are you reaching middle-age?  These are a few of the symptoms of a new disorder – METABOLIC SYNDROME. It goes by many other names – Syndrome X, Dysmetabolic...

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Men and Health

Men and Health

Men need to pay more attention to their health. Women live averagely two to three years longer than men. Compared to women men are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol, make unhealthy or risky choices and put off regular checkups and medical care...

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Memory Loss

Memory Loss

Brain health also known as cognitive health ensures one can perform all the mental processes, such as the ability to learn new things, intuition, judgement, language and recall. Key cognitive domains are: Complex attention and processing speed...

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7th Point in Healthy Ageing

7th Point in Healthy Ageing

The immune system is the body’s silent but powerful defense mechanism against “foreign invaders”. These invaders might be those capable of causing infections such as viruses, bacteria or fungus. On the other hand these invaders may be the body’s...

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Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia

Atherosclerosis occurring in the coronary arteries is the underlying cause of coronary heart disease and hyperlipidemia is a major cause of atherosclerosis.  To understand hyperlipidemia, one must understand lipid transport in the blood. Lipids...

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How to Reduce Blood Pressure

How to Reduce Blood Pressure

Many factors contribute to the development of hypertension, and lifestyle choices play a central role. 1) EXERCISE Maintaining a healthy weight is very important. Extra pounds mean extra work for the heart, which must exert additional pressure to...

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Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin

The skin is the largest organ in the body, with a total area of about 2 square meters. The skin protects us from microbes and the elements, helps regulate body temperature and permits the sensations of touch, heat and cold. Skin has three layers...

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