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Treating Your Feet Can Help Your Heart

…rooo- low). Rouleaux formation indicates clumpy, sticky blood and increased blood viscosity, a risk factor for cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack and stroke. The post-foot bath blood analysis revealed red blood cells that were not sticking together; they were flowing freely in the microscopic…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…. It’s also a good time to address a sticky question that many people don’t want to ask, whether you can safely engage in intimacy after a heart attack or stroke. While sudden death from intimacy is rare, many of my cardiac patients have said they felt vulnerable about their heart. In fact, it's…

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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…Fortunately, if you can learn to recognize the triggers of your stress and defuse them, you will be less prone to angina, irregular heartbeat, heart attack and stroke, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular problems. That’s where your favorite movie comes in. Movies allow you to feel fear,…

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…Ginger tea was used in the coronary care units of Manchester Memorial Hospital several years ago to help alleviate stomach upset and nausea from a heart attack. It also has terrific calming capabilities and is the treatment of choice for sea sickness as well. 10. Cinnamon — It helps regulate blood sugar…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

…his theories have been accepted only recently. Women and Blood Iron Levels Half of American women will die of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke, yet risk levels among women vary tremendously. Menstruating women produce estrogen, which is heart protective, and most lose a significant…

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Which Sports Are Heart Safe?

…Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite type of exercise? You May Also Be Interested In: * 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You * Heart Attack Risk Factors Rise on Mondays

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…effectiveness. Should an artery become blocked completely—due to plaque buildup or the inability of a clot to pass through the narrowed opening—a heart attack results. There are signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease to let you know when you might be in danger. Here are 12 of those signs or, as…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…more common in women * Altitude * Exposure to EMF/ WiFi frequencies * Ischemia, or lack of blood flow to the heart as happens during angina or a heart attack. Are there different kinds of cardiac arrhythmias? Yes, there are several. The most common, called premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), occur…

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The Importance of Emotion Well-Being

…the heart suffers from lack of oxygen. When everything is “open,” the heart is pretty healthy. But, when these arteries close physically, a heart attack will happen and tissue will die from lack of oxygen supply. Emotional Well-Being Depends on Being Open In a similar “vein,” closing your heart…

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Don't Lug Your Luggage

…also give our cardiac patients individualized weight limitations for lifting heavy objects, especially if they have angina, or have had a recent heart attack or heart surgery that’s still healing. Ask your cardiologist. If you are in a cardiac rehab program, you can inquire about your specific guidelines…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

…drug companies who want to sell cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. * Cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart attacks. Only about 50% of heart attack victims have high cholesterol levels, and 50% of people who have high cholesterol do not have heart disease. * Recent studies suggest statin drugs…

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Stress is a Killer

…stressors effectively. But if you can recognize your emotional issues and deal with them, you’ll become less prone to angina, irregular heartbeat, heart attack, and stroke.

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Eat Garlic to Reduce Blood Pressure

…also reduces fibrinogen (a blood clotting component), preventing the formation of blood clots. Clumped platelets can render you vulnerable to heart attack and cerebrovascular strokes, and garlic's ability to reduce blood pressure helps lower the risk of these heart issues. Garlic in a High Blood Pressure…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…-health benefits of omega-3s, including increased HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, improved blood circulation, and reduced risk for heart attack and stroke. So eat up and enjoy how delicious healthy heart nutrition can taste! A Taste of the Orient This taste delight combines the protection…

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