CIRCADIAN MEDICINE

Overview of Disease Applications

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

METABOLIC SYNDROME

Circadian rhythms are important for the health and functioning of the cardiovascular system, so it is not surprising that disruption to these rhythms leads to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks.  It also speeds up the progression to heart failure that occurs normally after a heart attack.
Metabolic syndrome describes a category of disease that are caused by a lack of balance of our metabolism. These diseases include diabetes, obesity, and hypetension. Many studies show that a recent rise in the incidence of these diseases may be correlated with the rise in circadian rhythm disruption as we become increasingly subject to the demands of our modern society.