Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is the Cause of Heart Diseases?
Heart diseases or cardiovascular diseases are caused by smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol levels, age, diabetes and heredity.

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension or high blood pressure is the force the blood runs through arteries, veins and capillaries. The inner walls of these vessels shrink, and the heart has to work harder and faster to compensate the lack of oxygen the body is signalling to the heart. This malfunction is hard to notice because it has no visible symptoms. It can be kept under control with a diet low in fat and salt. Starting to exercise and losing weight play key roles in the recuperation process.

What Provokes High Cholesterol?
All the lipids in the body are distributed by the liver. There are two kinds of lipids that flow through the blood: low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL is the bad cholesterol that is deposited on the inner walls of the blood vessels and it shrinks their diameter, making the heart work harder to deliver the needed amount of blood.

What do Triglycerides Do?
Triglycerides provide energy for the muscles. These fats are delivered to the body by lipoproteins. A diet rich in carbohydrates that raises the triglycerides level can lead to diabetes, kidney, pancreatic or heart disease.

What Are the Signs of a Stroke?
A numbness feeling in the arm, leg or face, temporary loss of clear vision, dizziness or inability to understand the others talk are warning signs for a stroke. It happens when the arteries that transport blood to the brain do not deliver a sufficient quantity of oxygen. This usually happens when there are deposits of fat on the inner walls of the arteries.

When Is a Heart Transplant Needed?
A transplant is needed when medication, other procedures and operations cannot make the heart function properly. It is the last effort to save someone’s life.