Heart disease (Coronary Artery Disease)

heartdisease.jpgHeart disease is a condition characterised by the presence of cholesterol-rich plaques in the coronary arteries.

The heart works non-stop, day in and day out, throughout our life span. The heart muscle (myocardium) is constructed with special cells called myocytes which contract and pump blood tirelessly. Continue reading

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Minerals: Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium

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Sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These four electrolytes play a vital role in the functioning of our heart and indeed every part of our body. The heart ticks along peacefully when their blood level is within the normal range. But, when their levels are abnormal, the effect on the heart can be very deleterious, even leading to death. Continue reading