What does a normal or abnormal treadmill test mean?
TREADMILL testing is a common modality used by many doctors to screen for heart artery disease. For the couch potatoes who are suddenly fired up to become a paragon of fitness, current guidelines recommend that it will be wise for relatively inactive older men to [...]
When is sex too stressful for your heart?
WHILE having sex is a normal part of life, many wonder whether their heart can continue to withstand the excitement of sex when they grow older. Those with heart disease worry about the risk of precipitating a heart attack during sex. Many with heart disease [...]
The highs and lows of blood pressure in older adults
BEYOND the wrinkles and the blemishes that come with advancing years, the invariable march of age will result in changes in the blood vessels that have served us so faithfully. Just as rubber becomes stiffer and less pliable over time, our arteries will also lose [...]
Should I worry about the pain in my chest?
Should you worry about the chest discomfort you have been having lately? Every so often, when you are jogging, playing your game of tennis or while you are enjoying your game of golf, you may have felt that discomfort in the chest and wondered whether [...]
Life extension – health, rejuvenation and longevity
The relentless pursuit of the elixir of youth has spurred anti-ageing research in attempts to achieve the triple goals of life extension, namely, the triumvirate of healthy lifespan, rejuvenation and longevity. Sirtuins are a family of cellular enzymes that are powered by a chemical compound [...]
Unravelling the holy grail of anti-ageing and longevity
GOOD nutrition, clean environments, accessibility to good healthcare and healthy lifestyles have increased human longevity. Nevertheless, the quest of increasing longevity is insatiable. As medical science pushes the boundaries of human lifespan, delving into the science of longevity can help us sieve through the reams [...]