Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Heart Health

heart healthDo you love your heart? You should. The heart is a major organ in the body because it pumps blood to all parts of the body. An article from has offered several facts about your heart that you need to know.

  • Men and women have different symptoms for heart attacks. While both men and women report chest pain as the commonest symptom of a heart attack, women and the elderly are more likely to have breathlessness, nausea, prolonged heartburn, tiredness, back pain and jaw pain as symptoms of a heart attack.

  • Your BMI matters less than you think. Studies show that a waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is much more predictive of your heart disease and diabetes risk.

  • An annual health check might not help you. Studies from around the world have repeatedly shown that for most people, best outcomes are when the tests you do are decided in conjunction with medical opinion.

  • Snoring isn't always harmless. People who snore often have obstructive sleep apnoea. OSA is a condition that leads to the breathing stopping for brief periods during sleep. This is associated with a significantly higher risk of having a heart attack.

  • Taking the stairs boosts the heart. Every bit of extra exercise you do, like taking the stairs, parking a bit far from the office and walking to the grocer's shop can lead to good heart health.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.