What is heart disease?

Heart or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term used to classify many kinds of heart and blood vessel disorders, including congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral arterial disease, rheumatic heart disease, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Rheumatic heart disease, which is caused by damage to the heart valve and muscle from […]

How to keep your heart healthy

Heart disease has been the top cause of death around the world for over 15 years. Globally, heart disease accounts for 31% of all deaths, and in Africa, it is more prevalent than on any other continent. Amongst the reasons why heart disease is higher in Africa are a higher prevalence of the risk factors […]

Ways to de-stress

Continuous stress over time can lead to heart complications but managing your stress with simple lifestyle changes can go a long way. Here are four simple practices you can do daily to de-stress. Make sleep a priority There is no medal of honour for people who survive on the least amount of sleep. Sleep and […]

De-stress to help your heart

Do you know that a happier you means a healthier heart? High levels of stress and anxiety can eventually lead to high blood pressure, as well as behaviours that could contribute to heart problems. Most of us feel stressed occasionally. That’s ok! It is when stress levels run high for a lot of the time […]

Should I be worried about heart disease?

Do you suffer from high cholesterol, High blood pressure or obesity? Do you feel that your numbers are too high? You may be at risk of heart disease but knowing your numbers could improve your health and chances of preventing heart disease. When is cholesterol too high? Everybody has cholesterol in their blood. It plays […]

Numbers to know for a healthy heart

Shortness of breath? “I am just unfit”. Neck pain? “It’s just bad posture”. Swollen ankles? “It’s the severe heat”. Fatigued? “It’s been a long week”. Not all heart problems come with clear warning signs and the symptoms of heart disease are often shrugged off as something else. Heart disease is known as the silent killer […]