How lupus affects the heart and circulation


This is about lupus and how it affects the heart and circulation. First what is lupus? Lupus also known as systemic lupus erythematous. It is a disease that can affect any part of the body. Especially this disease affects bones, brains, skin, blood, kidney, heart, and lungs. This disease affects very effectively. A study was done by American college of rheumatology the lupus was diagnosed 10 times as often in women as in men. This diagnose was done in 20s and 30s this type of disease is a complex disease that can be only treated by rheumatologist.


Symptoms of lupus can flare up and will go periodically and can also mimic any of other conduction. Treatments are done for preventing major for lungs, blood, skins, brain and other organs. Because lupus is a diseases that can affect any part and can affect then at a major point it can damage the organs that can mainly get affected and can be damaged at a higher level. When it affects skins or hair a butterfly shaped rash that appears at the bridge of the nose and start extending to the check and it can also appear on the neck or chest. There are some people with lupus that develop raynaud’s phenomenon the colour of ears, nose, toes, fingers turn purple when exposed to cold. The symptoms of lupus starting symptoms are thinning of hair and lose of eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair and also body hair and permanent hair lose may appear however this can be treated with a specialised doctor. It also affects digestive system it can affect the whole digestive system starting with the mouth. And start spreading inside the stomach. When it affects the acid of stomach; the stomach is forced to the oesophagus and it causes heartburn and gas. Here are some names that can also be affected by lupus:

  • Execratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Central nervous system
  • Reproductive system
  • Immune system
  • Respiratory system
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system

These are the system that can be affected or can get damaged at a major level by lupus.

How do I maintain good oral health in my senior years?

With proper health and dental check-ups your teeth can last long for life time. To keep your teeth and gum healthy brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. For professional cleaning do flossing daily and visit your dentist. Even if you floss regularly you may face some issues in your senior years taking medications and wearing a denture can bring problems for you in your senior years. But your dentist can help you to face most off these problems quite successfully. Cavities on root surface are most common problems in older adults. Sensitivity can be a problem due to your growing ages to face these problems floss daily brush daily and visit your dental doctor regularly.

What  special oral health issues should I know about as a senior

With a test; dentist have found that most of the oral disease appears at your older ages. With a careful examination of teeth, gums and tongue dentist have also found heart or liver disease or eating disorder,  anemia, diabetes and many more. This indicates that oral problems can affect overall body and can infect it. For example a recent study has shown a relation between gum disease and heart disease similarly smoking, stress, poor diet and low exercise level. These are the major issues that a senior should take care of.

Final verdict

Follow the instructions that are given to you; these are for your sake this disease is seriously deadly and can ruin your life. Take action if you see any side-effects visit a doctor if you see any symptoms read it carefully.

This disease affects the whole systems of your body; if it is in a minor point and if you don’t take any action for it then it will affect, or even can damage every single part of your system even inner system and outer system of your body. Take precautions and get a better treatment; your life is in your hands.

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Heart Attack: Men and Women Aren’t Equal


A heart condition is one of the biggest killers in the world for both men and women. Earlier a study suggested that men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks at least over the short term. Doctors have thought that women with mild heart disease do worse than men. However, this study suggests that the rate of heart attacks and death among men and women with heart disease is similar.


As per the lead researcher, Dr. Jonathon Leipsic, director of medical imaging at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, “Meanwhile both men and women who do not have build-up of plaque in their coronary arteries have the same good chance to avoid severe heart-related consequences. If you have a normal CT scan, then you are not likely to have a heart attack or die in the next 2.3 years- whether you are a man or a woman. That’s an important new finding.” Further he said that the ability to use a CT scan for diagnosing plaque in the coronary arteries has enabled the researchers to determine whether the outcomes are the same for men and women, irrespective of what other tests show.

But as per a new study, the signs of heart attack vary with gender. Though men tend to report the stereotypical chest pain but women rarely do so.

The Study

According to the study conducted by the researchers in Florida, they have looked at the range of symptoms that have been experienced by both men and women while they are having a heart attack. This was done in order to help the people of both sexes to identify the heart attack if they have one. They set out to look at the prevalence of chest pain with heart attack and whether the chest pain can give an indication of if the patient is likely to die from the heart attack.

The symptoms of a heart attack can vary from extreme chest pain, loss of breath, tingling limbs and nausea. The researchers have looked at the records of over a million Americans who suffered a heart attack within a set of 12 year period from 1994 to 2006. They recorded the gender, symptoms and death rates for each testimony examined.

The Results

Around 30.7% women reported chest pain during their heart attack, with younger women less likely to experience it than the older ones. What’s more surprising is that less than half i.e. just 42% of the men reported crushing chest pain as a symptom of their heart attack. These results show contrary to the popular belief, chest pain is not a key symptom of a heart attack. Most people who have a heart attack do not experience chest pain at all. Some have no pain whatsoever while they are having a heart attack in the chest, jar, arm or neck.

It is significant that people are aware that the unexplained shortness of breath, sweating and nausea are vital signs of a heart attack. In case these symptoms arise, then people who are at higher risk of heart attack such as those who are overweight or aged over 50 should seek medical attention.

Bottom Line

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Minimally invasive heart surgery – Facts to Know!

What is minimally invasive heart surgery?

A minimal invasive methodology permits access to the heart through smaller cuts and without ceasing the heart, or isolating the breastbone (sternum) and ribcage, or obliging a heart-lung machine to be utilized.

The incisions for heart surgery are about 4 – 5 inches, replacing conventional bigger and deeper cuts of 7 – 8 inches.

imagesTypes of Minimally invasive heart surgery

1.     Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery – Valve surgeries, including valve repairs and valve substitutions, are the most widely recognized sort of minimal invasive surgery, representing 87 percent of all insignificantly intrusive cardiovascular surgeries.
2.     Minimally Invasive CABG Surgery – Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft (MIDCABG) surgery is an alternative for many patients who needs a left internal bypass graft for mammary artery to the left descending artery in anterior.

Also Saphenous (leg) vein harvest is implanted using minmal invasive process.

3.     Off-pump/beating heart bypass surgery – Other procedures include MAZE Procedure for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, Multi-Vessel Small Thoracotomy, Single-Vessel Small Thoracotomy, Minimally Invasive Treatment for Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Minimally Invasive Treatment for Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), USC Cardiac Electrophysiology Service.
4.     Robot-assisted heart surgery – In this surgery, the precise moves performed in customary open midsection operation are copied by the specialist utilizing mechanical arms, as opposed to his or her hands. In this system, your specialist lives up to expectations at a remote re-assure and perspectives your heart in an amplified top quality 3-D picture on a feature screen.

From the remote re-assure, your specialist’s hand developments are made an interpretation of definitely to the automated arms at the working table, which move also to the human wrist. A second specialist and surgical group helps at the working table, changing surgical instruments appended to the automated arms.

Advantages of Minimally invasive heart surgery

It is most improved technique of the period but this can’t be option for anyone and everyone. Some parameters are to be followed to get best results. Thos depends a lot on patient’s general health conditions. These types of surgeries are offering several benefits in patient’s life suffering with cardiac disorder.

Advantages involves

  • blood loss is less
  • infection is low
  • trauma and pain are reduced
  • hospitalization is less , quick recovery and quicker return to normal activities
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars

Risk factors of minimally invasive heart surgery

Common complications and risks are in every surgery but our experts make sure to lower down these factors.

  • Blood blocks ( clots ) in the legs that may travel to the lungs
  • Blood loss
  • Breathing problems
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Infection of the lungs, urinary tract, and chest
  • Temporary or permanent brain injury

How Safe and Effective Is this surgery?

The results are precise and harmless. This proves minimal invasive surgery type is very useful, safe and also effective. The advantages of treatment type are well known by every patient undergoing the surgery and are also aware about all risks, but the complication rates are very less.

All to tell is the patient should choose surgeon and place wisely with all possibilities in mind. Surgeon should be skilled and well qualified to operate minimal invasive procedures and familiar with international protocols. The surgery takes two to three days of hospital stay and good nursing services will allow patient to recover more quick.

All together, heart surgery is package with high advantage and satisfaction.