Doing too little may be too much!

13:23 11/Jul/22

We are all aware of the dangers of smoking, excessive weight gain and all the bad habits that can impact our lives and general health. But a reasonably modern concern and sometimes called ‘silent killer’ has made it to the list of concerns as well - the health effects of a sedentary lifestyle. According to WHO, sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality, double the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, and increase the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure and more serious health conditions.

Our team investigates the topic in detail in our latest blog.

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Water and Hydration Facts

15:51 30/Jun/22

As summer temperatures are starting to soar, our bodies are also feeling the impact of the heat. The core to protecting our health and that of our family lies with a simple solution: WATER! Proper hydration is not only good for your brain, your mood, and your body weight, but it’s also essential for your heart. To understand the value of hydration, let us look at some interesting facts in our latest blog.

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Heart to Heart with my Cardiologist

7:09 16/Jun/22

Does the thought of seeing your doctor make your heart race, your blood pressure rise or your mouth feel like cotton wool?  These are what is often referred to as “white coat” symptoms and associated with an inate fear that some patients experience at the thought of even having to go to the doctor.  

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Taking Over The Counter Pills for Pain Relief?

6:24 7/Jun/22

Seemingly innocent over the counter (OTC) pain relief medication is found in most households today, and being used freely by children and adults.  Do you understand the risks associated with using the standard NSAID’s ibuprofen, aspirin, or anti-inflammatories on your health, and most importantly your heart?  Let us investigate the topic!

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Happiness is Heart Health

16:19 30/May/22

Without health there can be no happiness according to Thomas Jefferson, famed American president. Living in the 21st century we are bombarded with a variety of viewpoints about the effect of emotions on our weight, heart health and mental health. 

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Salt Smart!

13:27 24/May/22

Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. It’s regulated by your kidneys, and it helps control your body’s fluid balance. It also helps send nerve impulses and affects muscle function. So, if it is essential, why could it be harmful at the same time?  

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Hypertension is a pressing issue

22:18 16/May/22

High blood pressure (hypertension) is defined as a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.It can quietly damage the body for years before symptoms develop. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, a poor quality of life, or even a deadly heart attack or stroke. The team at German Heart Centre shares some insight on this topic:

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Diabetes 1+2 = Heart Disease

16:19 30/Apr/22

A global disease that is placing immense pressure on health systems and causing distress in many people is diabetes. Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). We had a look at this disease in a bit more detail, especially as it relates to heart disease.

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Long COVID is real!

15:02 21/Apr/22

Have you recovered from COVID-19 infection but still feel lethargic, experience brain fog, or even suffer from lingering fatigue? Several recent studies have brought to light that these are actual symptoms of what is referred to as Long COVID.  The challenge with most studies presented is the history of the data, the retrospective nature of the studies as well as the fine line of navigating between existing patient symptoms prior to infection compared to newly developed and associated COVID symptoms. We will investigate this topic in a bit more depth.

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To Fast or not to Fast

5:47 12/Apr/22

Celebrating the holy month of Ramadan in the UAE often raises questions from both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities about the impact of fasting.  For those that live a healthy lifestyle the added benefits of fasting are vast but what if you are a patient suffering from heart related illnesses? Let us break down the topic and share some practical insights.

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Does a late dinner affect my body?

8:16 3/Apr/22

As Ramadan started, the full impact of late-night eating can often be felt on the body – bloating, heart burn (acid reflux), lethargy or even as severe as chest pains or discomforts.

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Sink Your Teeth into Heart Health

6:57 18/Mar/22

There are numerous studies that have looked into the correlation between gum disease and heart disease, as well as the impact thereof on other major medical conditions. These studies suggest people with periodontal disease are at a greater risk of systemic disease (affects the whole body and not just certain organs). They also indicate that periodontal disease can allow oral bacteria to enter the bloodstream and travel to major organs, beginning new infections. 

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