Prevention: hand on your heart

Although this statement is really obvious, it is no less true.  According to recent data, experts believe that cardiovascular disease can be prevented in almost 90% of cases.  

Diet is one of the most important tools we have to help prevent cardiovascular disease.  Eating vegetables and pulses can be a great help, while too much salt can have a negative impact on the heart.  There has recently been much discussion about the need to control salt levels in processed foods. In any case, the risks associated with contracting cardiovascular disease increase more sharply in men above the age of 45.  In women, the age is slightly higher, around 60. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 25% of deaths in the Read more

X-Raying our hearts

heart day, infographics

This year, World Heart Day is 29th September and our heart is certainly an organ we should focus on every single day of the year.

Using graphics, Best Doctors would like to use this date to help raise awareness about the risks that some of our bad habits can have on our cardiovascular system and to contribute to better understanding how our hearts work through surprising and informative facts.    infographics, heart, risks, cardiovascular system,

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A dramatic improvement for a rare and serious condition: Michelle’s Story

Michelle was just about to start university when she was diagnosed with a rare and very serious disorder. She was soon in intensive care for symptoms that included kidney failure, anaemia, dangerously high blood pressure and loss of vision. Back at home, her condition remained potentially life threatening.

Michelle's mother, Susan, was desperate to know how she could help her daughter more and sought help from Best Doctors.  Best Doctors subsequently contacted an internationally renowned nephrologist, who concluded that the way Michelle's body was reacting to her condition was unusual. The expert provided Susan with specific treatment alternatives that she could discuss with Michelle’s treating doctors with confidence. Since starting on her new treatment, Michelle has seen a dramatic improvement to her health. Susan finally sees her daughter looking forward to going back to university and getting on with her life. This is a real Australian Best Doctors case.  (In Read more