The purpose of this site is to familiarise health professionals and the general public with the medical benefits of Vedic Meditation, with emphasis on heart and Cardiovascular Disease, its risk factors, stress, hypertension and overall health.
In this section, we cover the many and varied heart conditions broadly known as Cardiovascular Disease. Use the menu below to navigate your way through this section on Cardiovascular Disease.
Angina Pectoris “ANGINA” is a recurring pain or discomfort in the chest that happens when some part of the heart does not receive enough blood.
An arrhythmia is a change in the regular beat of the heart. The heart may seem to skip a beat or beat irregularly or very fast or very slowly.
Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis (or thickening and hardening of the arteries). As we age, some hardening of the arteries can occur naturally.
Congestive heart failure
Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump blood effectively throughout the body. The term congestive is used because lung congestion causes some of the main symptoms of heart failure.
Coronary Artery / Heart Disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD – also known to as Coronary Heart Disease) is the most common form of heart disease. This type of heart disease is caused by the build-up of plaque which narrows the inner walls of heart arteries.
Acute Myocardial Infarction – Heart Attack
A heart attack occurs when there is a severe blockage in an artery that carries oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. The blockage is usually caused by the buildup of plaque along the walls of the arteries.
Hypertension – High Blood Pressure
In this section, you will learn more about what Hypertension / high blood pressure is and what effect it has on the body
Issues for Women
Women tend to overrate the possibility of dying from breast cancer and underrate that of dying from heart disease.
Prevention is a Choice
There are many things you can do to prevent cardiovascular and /or heart disease. In this section, we highlight some of the most significant changes that you can do to improve your quality of life, fitness, and well-being.
Cardiovascular and Heart Disease Risk Factors
In this section, you will learn more about the most common cardiovascular and heart disease risk factors. And which major risk factors that can be changed.
Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)
A stroke (sometimes called a “brain attack”) happens when blood circulation to the brain fails. Most strokes are caused by a blood clot or narrowing of a blood vessel (artery) leading to the brain. Other strokes are caused by a haemorrhage (bleeding) from an artery.
Body Mass Index ( BMI) – Calculator
If you know your height and weight, then you can very easily calculator your BMI right now.
Exercise Plays a Critical and Important Role in Maintaining Good Health
Exercise increases circulation and helps remove the toxins and impurities that have accumulated in the physiology
These deposits are a major factor in the breakdown of the resistance of the body. Exercise is a key procedure for helping the body’s natural internal cleansing processes.
Exercise Instructions for all body types
Do You Have High Blood Pressure?
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In this book, Dr. David Lovell-Smith describes how his patients successfully used diet, lifestyle changes, and Transcendental Meditation to bring their blood pressure down.
This book offers new hope and insight for those with high blood pressure but it is not for hypertensives alone. The knowledge which Dr. Lovell-Smith presents in his book is timely and relevant, and its exposition is long overdue.
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