The three heart diseases I researched were chronic valvular disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, and heartworm. All three are life threatening and can be extremely fatal in canines. Chronic valvular disease is the most common heart disease in canines. It has an unknown cause and affects 20 to 40 percent of dogs. Smaller breeds of dogs are most affected. The disease is characterized by deteriorating changes in the heart valves. In most cases the mitral valve is affected. The tricuspid valve is affected in about one-third of cases. As one doctor writes, “The valve leaflets become thickened and distorted so that the free edges of the valves no longer make contact” (Dog Normal Heart Rate and Irregular Heartbeat). This can cause the cords that attach the valve leaflets to the lining of the heart to rupture, allowing the valve to flap in the bloodstream. These changes result in loss of valve function and a fall in cardiac output. The so called “trademark” of chronic valvular disease is a loud heart murmur, which can be heard over the left side of the chest. In most cases dogs with uncomplicated heart murmurs related to chronic valvular disease can remain symptom free for years. Treatment should be started at the first signs of heart failure. This includes coughing and becoming easily tired. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that reduces the pumping function of the heart. Symptoms usually include tiring, fainting, heart murmur, arrhythmias, and enlargement of the heart. As the heart becomes enlarged, its ability to pump blood out into the lungs and body deteriorates. This enlargement according to petmd.com “becomes overloaded, and this often leads to congestive heart failure.” Normally larger bred dogs are affected by dilated cardiomyopathy. The symptoms may be harder to notice in some dogs, especially older ones since they exercise less. For treatment “drugs may be administered to enhance heart contraction and to slow down rapid beating, and diuretics…
evolution to a vegetarian diet." Albert Einstein
As many of you, since I was a kid I was fed mostly of animal products, such as milk, eggs, cheese, chicken, steak, and pork. But, after learning about the many health benefits of a vegetarian diet and the need of preventing the risk of diseases I recently agreed to become vegetarian.
(Preview of main points)
A) The need of preventing the risk of diseases
B) I will show you today why choosing to be vegetarian is extremely and healthy important.…
cancer and heart disease.
Meat, animal products, refined foods (including sugar and oil), and high levels of protein cause and/or contribute to cancer and heart disease.
They assert that animal proteins, both muscle and byproduct, are harmful. This includes meat, dairy, and other animal products. The doctors in the movie contend that the high concentration of protein in milk feeds cancer and tears away endothelial cells in blood vessels, making a person more vulnerable to heart disease. Huh? That…
will be transplanting a pig’s heart organ into a human. There are difficulties in transplanting a pig organ into a human. There would be high chances of rejection which is where the immune system finds that cells in the heart organ aren't correspondent and the immune system believes they are of potential danger and therefore destroys the cells of the organ making it un-function-able. Another very large issue with xenotransplantation is zoonoses. Zoonoses are diseases in which can originate in either…
Why Vegetarianism is Bad for Your Health
Posted on December 31, 2012 by RalphWeber
by Lee Kurisko, MD
It is often assumed that vegetarianism and veganism are healthy practices, but this does not hold up to scrutiny. Not eating animal products produces an array of deficiencies of nutrients that are essential to health.
If you look at primitive man as a model of how humans are supposed to eat, meat consumption has been ubiquitous for the 2.6 million year history of human kind. No aboriginal culture…
Many have died from cancers and a third from coronary heart disease. Can this all be happening because of the type of food we take in? Do whole food, plant diets have a better impact on our health then animal protein, high carbohydrate diet? Does the Atkins diet and South Beach diet ensure our health and will America ever determine their own lifestyle between their life and their death?
Other than the whole food, plant based diet and the animal protein, low carbohydrate diet, we have the Atkins diet…
Should animal research be continued?
Animal testing is important because it would not be morally right to give a human a substance that had never been given or tested on a living organism before. We need to test and identify any side effects as accurately as possible before giving the medicine to any human being. Millions of animals such as dogs, rats, rabbits, mice, and cats are being tested in laboratories for human research. Animal research still remains to be a controversial…
Animal Testing: Necessary and Humane in Modern Practice
History of Animal Testing
Diseases Treated in Animals
Parvo, Leukemia, Rabies
Diseases Treated in Humans
Polio, Anthrax, Smallpox
Laws Governing Testing
Negative Aspects of Testing
Loopholes in Law
Alternatives to Animal Testing
Conclusion Animal Testing: Necessary and Humane in Modern Practice
The struggle against sickness and disease is not over, yet medical progress is being threatened by activists…
Cardiovascular Disease? Well unfortunately it is an incurable disease like many others, except this on attacks the heart. This disease is also known as heart disease as many would know is at. There are many that suffer from this disease, mostly men in the age range of 65 and older. This disease is more prone to be detected in men, but it is now known that women are more at the same risk factors to getting this disease as men. Unlike men, though, women have a longer life without this disease, only because…
Pg 4 Lengthen your life---- oxidation causes your body cells to break down and age therefore it contributes to heart disease, wrinkles, cancer, and arthritis. However nature produces natural antioxidants that can help this process from gradually effect Americans who have these problems. Vitamin C, E, and beta-carotenes are natures antioxidants that can easily be consumed by drinking a glass of pure grapefruit or naturally…
types contain carcinogens but the particles in sidestream smoke are smaller which allows them to enter the body easier. Secondhand smoke is known for causing cancers and other health problems as well. Some examples are lung cancer, heart disease, and it can even cause heart attacks. Secondhand smoke can also harm unborn babies. Pregnant women that smoke can have babies who have asthma and low-birth weights. Some children that are exposed to secondhand smoke in the womb, out of the womb, or both,…