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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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3 Hidden Cardiovascular Health Risks

When it comes to cardiovascular health, there are many known risk factors that we’re all aware of—like high blood pressure and obesity. But there are also many “hidden risk factors” that are lurking in our daily lives, impacting our hearts without our knowledge. Here are three that everyone should…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…or type 2) or if you are overweight, you have a higher propensity for developing insulin resistance. Many with insulin resistance also have high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol levels and high triglycerides, the typical metabolic trio of insulin resistance. So, if you are overweight or have insulin…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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