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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…an aneurysm from rupturing. Men, especially those 65 or older, are at higher risk of developing an aneurysm. Other risk factors include: * High blood pressure * A history of smoking * Coronary artery disease * Blunt trauma to the abdomen that can injure the arteries, such as a car accident There is…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…(African Americans have higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use, all of which are independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * Atrial fibrillation * High inflammation marker scores, such as CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a) While the symptoms some strokes are…

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for a Healthy Heart

…its impact on heart health. This is our term for the increased incidence of heart attacks, arrhythmias (disordered beating of the heart), and high blood pressure that goes hand in hand with increased alcohol intake over the holidays. Alcohol also exerts a depressant effect that can cause a slowing of brain…

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Folate Reduces Blood Pressure In Women

…heart health. Many people aren't aware that women have a higher hypertension risk than men. This risk is especially high with menopause and high blood pressure. Luckily, folate is a supplement that specifically helps women reduce blood pressure. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical…

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9 Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

…can be a cause for high blood pressure. Doctors, holistic health practitioners, and even most patients know that if you’re able to control the stress in your life, you have a better chance of reducing blood pressure levels. To help you keep your stress and high blood pressure levels under control…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…(iron), which contributes to arterial toxicity and cholesterol oxidation. Emotional stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, high blood pressure levels, increased heart rate and oxidation. These symptoms of coronary artery disease can also threaten good cholesterol levels and limit your…

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Why You Need Vitamin Supplements

…Medical Association (JAMA) showed women who took more than 1,000 mcg a day of folate (folic acid) had an astonishing 46 percent lower risk of high blood pressure than those getting less then 200 mcg a day. This barely scratches the surface of the huge numbers of positive studies that come out every day…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…connection. Excess salt contributes to water retention, and that was my problem. Of course, too much salt also makes it difficult to control high blood pressure and contributes toward a myriad of other heart risk factors. I quickly changed my ways and my spaghetti sauce recipe (see below). I started avoiding…

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What You May Not Know About Naturopathic Medicine

…light analogy to a symptom in your body like high blood pressure for example, it’s important to know why you developed high blood pressure in the first place, and what can be done to treat it. Sometimes prescribing a medication for high blood pressure is absolutely necessary (similar to turning off…

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Eat Garlic to Reduce Blood Pressure

Did you know garlic naturally reduces blood pressure? Find out how garlic supports heart health and how to integrate garlic into a high blood pressure diet. It's amazing how many nutrients are packed into a single glove of garlic: 33 sulfur compounds, 17 amino acids, antioxidants such as germanium and…

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Pets and Your Heart

…our animal friends can literally open our hearts. They can also help us to better manage some of the heart risk factors we worry about, like high blood pressure levels, high triglycerides, and poor blood circulation. Here are some of the lessons we can learn from them: * Appreciation. Pets not only bring…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

Dr. Sinatra has long believed in the famous words of Hippocrates, the Greek physician of centuries past who is now recognized as the “Father of Medicine.” Hippocrates employed food to assist his patients in healing their physical ailments. With all our high-tech medical approaches and complex…

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