Medbiz Tv logo

Featured Articles  

New Method Of T...

Antisense gene therapy is a form of treatment for genetic disorder and wide verieties of diseases...

Myths and Fact...

Myths: Snoring is not Sleep Apnea
Fact: Snoring is otherwi...

Myths And Fact...

Cold Virus can live for many days in the open air
The Cold virus can live up to only three h...

Taking in alcoh...

According to the research published in the journal BMJ open, showed that consuming alcohol affect...

View all Articles

Top Videos  

  • Joshua Michaell, the Yoga Philosophy & Meditation Training Teacher discuss about yoga

    Lilous Juicy living Tour | Joshua Michaell
  • Dr. Arun George answering viewer\\\'s doubts about oral maxillofacial surgery

    Tablet | Dr. Arun George
  • Program that strives to create consciousness and awareness in the world and wants to make a positive and meaningful contribution to humanity.

    Being Well [Episode 23]
  • Dr. Marcum and Dr. Michael Shepherd discuss some of the most frequently asked questions

    The Heart of Health Live | Dr. Michael Shepherd
  • Chat with the Cardiac surgeon Padmashri Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram, on the topic of Heart Transplantation

    Doctors In | Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram
  • An in depth discussion with Dr. Stuart Condon about epidemics & neglected diseases

    Neglected Diseases and Epidermics
View all Videos

How Does Stress Affect The Heart?

A response shown by the body to a change is called Stress.  Both good and bad stress is there in life. But a continuous stress leads to mental disorders like chronic anxiety and depression in some individuals. These psychological disorders tend to go hand in hand and they can set the stage of heart disease.
Causes of stress:
Stress may happen in every activities of human life like driving; target based working, family problems etc. But stress is not negative in nature in some cases. It is sometimes an adaptive reaction to a particular challenge which can lead to excellent performance and accomplishment.  A highly significant negative life event can cause the negative stress and a long term suffering of the same will cause dangerous corrosive outcome. This may contribute to serious heart problems.
These types of stresses are caused by:
1) Changes in atmosphere and life style that needs adjustments
2) Circumstances that contribute to low self confidence
3) Lack of sense of control in life
4) Continuous work pressure
5) Unsatisfactory support from the society
6) Bad health habits
7) Failure and weakness in aging
How does stress affect the heart?
1. Under severe stress the heart works harder and the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response activated.  Thus the body tenses, blood pressure increases and heart beats faster.
2. The stress hormones in the body damage the heart arteries and, thus the blood platelets adhere at the injured wall in order to cure the damage. This lead to the thickening of arterial wall.
3. Stress discharges fatty acids and glucose in the blood stream, which are converted and deposited as cholesterol and natural fats. This will decrease the blood flow.  
4. Stress raises the habit of smoking, drinking, over eating, addiction to drugs etc. and these bad habits significantly increases the heart beat.
5. Body’s ability to repair itself is also affected by stress. Thus the injuries to heart are very slowly repaired.
Common symptoms of stress and depression:
Depression is risk factor for heart and which can accelerate heart disease.
1. Physical symptoms
     1) Restlessness
     2) Muscle tension
     3) Teeth grinding
     4) Heart palpitation
     5) Poor sleep
     6) Stomach disorders
     7) Head ache
     8) Extraordinary weight gains and loss
     9) Common aches and pain
2. Emotional symptoms
     1) Anxiety
     2) Worry
     3) Feeling powerless and frustrated
     4) Crying
     5) Mood swings
     6) Apathy
     7) Sense of failure
     8) Negative thinking
3. Behavioral symptoms
     1) Unable to concentrate
     2) Memory loss
     3) Loss of humor sense
     4) Interpersonal problems
     5) Loss of sex drive
     6) Changes in appetite
     7) Increased habits  of using alcohol, drugs and cigarettes
Depression:
Depression is not a normal state of mind. Many research studies are there proving that depression are more likely to develop heart disease. It is also an emotional reaction to heart disease itself. Treatments like psychotherapy and a combination of psychotherapy and medicine are employed effectively for depression. Recognizing and treating depression is very essential to maximize hart health and quality of life.

Doctors transplanted dead hearts into three patients, and it worked

Two months ago, eminent doctors in Australia successfully transplanted a 'dead heart'. The heart that had stopped beating inside a donor's chest, into a 57 year old woman as per the reports published by the  BBC.

The surgery emerged as a great success because, for the first time, it did not involve a brain-dead donor who's heart was still beating and working normally.
Normally, heart transplants call for the removal of a still-beating heart that's put on ice for a few hours until it can be placed in a recipient. But two months ago, that didn't happen. Doctors removed a heart that had stopped beating, and placed in a machine called a "heart-in-a-box." That machine then revived the heart by pumping warm blood into it.

This technique successfully eliminates the current requirement for patients who have got dead brain. This means it would one day definitely increase the number of hearts available for transplantation. It's even easier than other conventional methods of surgery, as it reduces the number of heart cells that die during the transplant process, and limits the amount of damage caused by lack of oxygen.

Health Ministry of India announced: All Clinical Trials will be evaluated as per the parameters given by Supreme Court

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of India has passed an order, that all the Global Clinical Trials (GCTs)/New Clinical Trials (NCEs) should be conducted and evaluated in concern with the parameters given by the Honorable supreme court of India. Honorable Supreme Court, has passed an order regarding the clinical trials dated on 21/10/2013, stating that, all the GCTs/NCEs should be evaluated based on three parameters, namely, (i) assessment of risk versus benefit to the patients, (ii) innovation vis-a-vis existing therapeutic option and (iii) unmet medical need in the country. All the applications for the conduct of clinical trials of new drugs in India should provide the information to assess these three parameters. The detailed requirements and guidelines for conducting clinical trials are clearly mentioned under the Rule 122DAA, Rule 122DAB, Rule 122DAC, Rule 122DD, Rule 122E and Schedule Y of Drugs & Cosmetics Rules 1945 as amended form time to time. As per the notice of Drugs controller general of India (DCGI), it is clearly mentioned that CRO and related organizations should comply with all the parameters, given in Drugs & Cosmetics Rules 1945 and amendments made form time to time, while they apply for any trials.

Light-activated drug to help control diabetes

Scientists have come out with a special drug for Type 2 diabetes that has been triggered on by blue light, thus paves the way to reducing the ill-effects and side-effects of diabetes medication. The drug would have less effect and may turn ina....Read More

Tips to maintain Spine Health

Whether you are sitting, bending down or standing, many of us, unknowingly put a lot of unwanted kind of pressure on the spine. Later on, these problems would lead to further complications. Health experts who commonly deal with spinal problems ....Read More

5 minute quick hair fixes

Hair-do is something which would help you have an attractive overall look. In order to obtain a such stylish makeovers, you could try out the following methods:

The Bubble ponytail
Apply a smoothening serum or balm ....Read More

Benefits of having Leafy Vegetables

Vegetables are classified on nutritional basis into three – Leafy vegetables, Roots and Tubers and other vegetables. Leafy vegetables are the most nutritious because they contain high amounts of carotene, Riboflavin, Folic acid, Calcium and I....Read More

PEACE OF MIND

Peace of mind is a kind of emotional and mental calmness, with no fears, worries and stress. In such a situation, your mind would remain quiet and it would experience a true sense of happiness and freedom.
Such a joyous and peaceful moment....Read More

New Method Of Treating Genetic Diorders -The Antisense Gene Therapy

Antisense gene therapy is a form of treatment for genetic disorder and w...

Read more

Myths and Fact of Sleep Apnea or otherwise called Snoring

Myths: Snoring is not Sleep Apnea
Fact:

Read more

Myths And Fact About The Common Cold

Cold Virus can live for many days in the open air
The Cold virus ca...

Read more

Taking in alcohol affects reproductive health in men

According to the research published in the journal BMJ open, showed that...

Read more

How Does Stress Affect The Heart?

A response shown by the body to a change is called Stress.  Both good and bad stress is there in life. But a continuous stress leads to mental disorders like chronic anxiety and depression in some individuals. These psychological disorders te...
Read more

Are you a good parent?

If we ask a child, “what makes a good parent?”, most probably the answer would be “Someone who understands you, someone who cuddles you, someone who hug you at times of happiness, someone who plays with you, someone who is kind a...
Read more

Road Safety

Medi BizTV Corporate Video

Flying Disease- Malaria - Promo

Preview Room Login


New User? Lost Your Password?