SPECIJALISTIČKA ORDINACIJA INTERNE MEDICINE

dr. sc. Andrea Džumhur, dr. med.

Heart weakness, what is it?

Heart weakness (lat. Cardiomyopathy, Miocardiopathy) is a syndrome, or a set of symptoms and signs that indicate an insufficient function of the heart. It mainly manifests itself as anxiety, helplessness, fatigue, runny nose, abdominal pain or cough; It is also sometimes revealed as weight loss, weight gain, depression or anxiety disorder, and is often discovered accidentally (by a routine heart and lung ECG or a heart ultrasound). Pročitajte više…

Coffee is healthy

Coffee is one of the oldest and most popular beverages in the world. With the globalization of the world and the trends alike over the last twenty years, the popularity of coffee has increased, and it can be assumed that coffee is currently the second most popular beverage in the world right after water. However, the influence of coffee on health was controversial until recently. Pročitajte više…

When should high blood pressure be treated?

Up until recently, the treatment of a high blood pressure had a guideline – “the lower the better”. However, according to the latest guidelines published two months ago by the European Society of Cardiology, the intense lowering of blood pressure is not necessary. Pročitajte više…

Phisyical activity prolongs life

It is recommended to perform dynamic intensity exercises (walking, running, cycling, and swimming) for five to seven times a week for 30 minutes in order to prevent cardiovascular diseases. It has been proven that regular physical activity prevents the onset of cardiovascular diseases, partly because physical activity leads to lowering of blood pressure, regulation of body weight, and the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, all of which function as the triggers of such diseases. Pročitajte više…

Quitting smoking after a heart attack is most important

After heart attack, out of all of the recommended lifestyle changes and risk reducing factors, it is most important to quit smoking.

After a heart attack, it is necessary to watch one’s diet (the intake of fat, concentrated sugars and salt), to regulate one’s body weight and blood pressure, to regularly perform physical activity (walking, running, cycling, and swimming) and to quit smoking. Pročitajte više…