Very few women realize that the greatest threat to their life and health at an advanced age is a heart disease more than any form of cancer or any other disease. To speak statistically, more women die of heart disease and heart attacks than American men each year, and heart problems pose a greater threat to American women than all forms of cancer combined. Added to it is the fact that because the symptoms of heart attack in women are very different from the symptoms in men, the delay in treatment often results in a loss of life. Here are a few tips which can be used by women to keep their heart healthy:
- Keep a regular check on your blood pressure, blood cholesterol and blood sugar. If you have a family history of heart disease, start annual checkups early.
- Do not hesitate to bring up your health concerned queries before your doctor or gynecologist. Ask for a thorough assessment of your heart disease risk factors: family history, cholesterol — especially LDL, HDL and triglycerides — glucose (blood sugar) levels, blood pressure, smoking history, weight, stress and exercise. Having a proper assessment will help you form a guideline to maintain healthy lifestyle.
- If you have one or more risk factors, ask your doctor or gynecologist if you should have an electrocardiogram (ECG) or exercise stress test.
- Look out for the symptoms of heart attack specific to women. Do not make the mistake of thinking the chest pain as the only symptom of heart attack. The general symptoms of heart attack which are associated with both men and women include Squeezing chest pain or pressure, Shortness of breath, Sweating, Tightness in chest and Pain spreading to shoulders, neck or arm. However, the symptoms associated mostly with women include Indigestion or gas-like pain, Dizziness, nausea or vomiting, Unexplained weakness, fatigue, discomfort/pain between shoulder blades, Recurring chest discomfort and Sense of impending doom.
- Make yourself clear about the medications or special instructions your doctor has given you. Ensure that you are regular with not only your medicines but also with your follow-up tests.
- Follow a healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid foods that are high in saturated fats. Eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Look for regular and mild exercises like walking, climbing stairs, etc. Maintain an active lifestyle. Keep your weight under control and lead a stress free life.
- Cigarettes are greatest enemies of heart. If you smoke, quit smoking now!!
- If you have the first sign of heart attack symptoms, take aspirin. Call 9-1-1 in case of emergency. Discuss this with your doctor.
Phase one of the clinical trial is over.
Mostly boring. Lots of eye tests, only a week between the last two. Nothing has changed which pleases everyone. Another day of blood-letting like my first day and a couple of days with just one lot of blood taken. Yesterday, more lying down Very Still inside various circular machines. I had to do that to get into the program and today I got the results.
Last week they told me about a very small tumour in the brain. Too small to do anything about yet, but if it grows it’s easy to get at and remove. None of this “inoperable” malarcky you get on television where only the handsome neurosurgeon is prepared to tackle the job and then only with lots of close-ups of anxious eyes and perspiring forehead.
It’s gone. It can’t be seen any more.
And the big one in the chest? This was six centimetres and shaped like a potato. This time last year it was 2.9 and the beginning of last year, 2.2. In the 28 days of the trial it has shrunk to 5.4.
This stuff is working!
Chile de Arbol Salsa
24 chiles de arbol
1 garlic clove
1/4 c white onion, diced
3/4 c water
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
Sweat the onions, garlic clove (whole, no skin), and chiles in oil over medium heat. Be careful not to burn the chiles. When the chiles are pliable and slightly browned and the onions and garlic are softened, transfer them to a blender. Add 1/4 cup of water and puree. When it stops making progress, add another 1/4 cup of water and continue to puree. When it appears to be fully blended, add the final 1/4 cup of water and the salt and puree, stopping to scrape down the sides until the salsa is as smooth as possible. Makes about 3/4 cup.
Andris Piebalgs, Member of the European Commission responsible for Energy spoke at the eBio 1 European Bioethanol Fuel Conference in Brussels 1 April 2009 on the topic of ‘The Future of Biofuels.’ Importantly, he outlined the criteria for using biofuels in the EU, which serves to clarify some misconceptions about what can and cannot be included in the production of energy.
The criteria include the following – from the speech:
Firstly, biofuels have to guarantee at least a 35% greenhouse gas saving compared to traditional fuels, increasing in 2017 to 50% for existing installations, and to 60% for new installations. In addition, incentives were added in the text to promote second generation biofuels and electric- or hydrogen-fuelled cars. In fact second generation biofuels will count double towards the target.
Secondly, areas that contain high carbon stock should not be converted for biofuels. This is to avoid the risk of causing big greenhouse gas losses through the release of carbon stored in the soil and in plants.
Thirdly, areas with high biodiversity should not be used for biofuels production in order to avoid disturbing biodiversity and disrupting natural habitats.
As shown, biofuels must be able to achieve high levels of ‘clean’ production and purposely avoid the use of high carbons such as conifer trees and peats. Biodiversity is maintained in the production of energy.
These days abstract art has become quite popular in different versions and styles. Whether they are paintings, sculptures, or glass art, more and more people like using abstract art to decorate their environment, whether it is at home or in the workplace. Nature scenes and figure paintings are now a thing of the past. These days, its all about abstract art; something that cannot be defined and yet evokes a variety of feelings and emotions in the mind of the beholder. Abstract metal wall art also falls into this category.
The uniqueness of abstract metal art lies in the fact that it does not confer to any natural design but is a composition that utilizes all kinds of shapes, dimensions, line and colors. The result is an aesthetic form that is completely different and pleasing to the eye. Most of times, abstract art is used to depict feelings or objects of the real world in a more simplified or even complex manner. This is why these art pieces are perfect for enhancing the décor of your home without making it look too obvious.
These metal wall art pieces can become great conversation pieces when they are placed at focal points in your home. They can help you to break the ice at parties. This type of art can be placed on a wall next to a staircase or fireplace mantel.
Smaller pieces of metal art can be used to fill up the small nooks and corners of your home. You can place them on depressions next to the bay window or breakfast nooks. Your home will acquire an understated elegance that also showcases your own creativity.
Take time in selecting the right kind of abstract metal art pieces for your home. It should be something that helps you to both balance and enhance your environment. Moreover, when you do get the right art work, make sure that you use the right kind of lighting around it to enhance the effect.
With the right kind of lighting and décor, an abstract metal art pience can help your home look unique and classy.