Back when I was in college, I could never start studying at odd timings such as 9:27 am, or 11:05 am – it always had to be the beginning of an hour, or half an hour later, else it just didn’t feel right, and before I would know, the day was gone with nothing to show for it. Classic procrastinator, I know!
It’s called Silent Killer for a reason. High Blood Pressure or Hypertension, a disease of the cardiovascular system that is characterized by a blood pressure of 140/90 or above, does not have many symptoms – some may experience occasional headaches, nosebleeds or shortness of breath, but for the most part, the body endures the disorder without any signs.
My grandfather used to tell me stories about how he, his five siblings, and their 11 cousins used to spend their childhood days swimming in the village pond or riding cows in the paddy fields, when they were not busy fighting among themselves.
Fun fact about human body – in an average adult human, about 7,500 liters of blood travel daily through about 96,000 kilometers of what is known as the Circulatory System, which consists of three independent systems – the Heart (cardiovascular), the Lungs (pulmonary), and arteries & veins (systemic).
We have all heard a lot about the importance of a smile, and we all have seen many clichéd advertisements of dental care products, advocating the importance of Oral Hygiene in sporting a lovely smile – and most of these have at least some semblance of truth, to be honest.