Kidney

Magnesium and Calcium for Heart Health

…Magnesium and calcium work synergistically, but you must be careful about the amount of calcium you take. More than 2,000 mg per day can cause your kidneys to excrete magnesium. Although my cardiovascular nutrition plan includes many calcium-rich foods, such as green leafy vegetables, tofu, low-fat cheeses…

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Share Your Love on Valentine's Day

…can't really lift trains. I am an insulin dependent diabetic and have had the following operations: Seven bi-passes, carotid artery, aortic artery, kidney cancer and prostate cancer for which I had radiation 18 years ago. My current PSA is 6.5. "I've also had Bell’s palsy twice [Bell's palsy is a disorder…

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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…or Tylenol. For occasional pain relief, I have no problem with this. But chronic use of these over-the-counter medications can cause liver and/or kidney damage. Plus, some of the more heavy-duty migraine medications can cause high blood pressure. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to get…

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Bone-Building Drugs are Causing Broken Bones

…continue to ignore the myriad of disturbing side effects associated with bisphosphonates, including arthritis, muscle pain, esophageal cancer, and kidney and liver toxicity, and rotting of the jawbone. If you are taking bisphosphonates, I urge you to talk to your doctor about taking a more natural approach…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…clot that travels somewhere else (an embolism) and gets lodged causing a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or clogging of a graft. Kidney failure and congestive heart failure can also result. What are the takeaway lessons for you? * Prevention is always your best defense. After over two…

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What Your Feet Say About Your Heart: Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…cardiologists treat has nothing directly to do with the heart itself, but rather with blockages of blood vessels going to the legs and feet, as well as the kidneys, stomach, and arms. You may know it as “poor blood circulation,” a phrase often used in the ads you see on television. An estimated 200 million…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

…complication. It was also devastating to hear about the 17-year-old athlete who died of a secondary infection from the seasonal flu that caused his kidneys to shut down. There’s no question about it, complications from the seasonal flu can be deadly. It was shocking to hear the grim prediction that 40…

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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…conditions we cardiologists treat has nothing directly to do with the heart itself, but rather with blockages of blood vessels going to and from the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs and feet. We call this condition peripheral vascular or arterial disease. You may know it as “poor circulation.” An estimated…

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