Before Surgery

Successful Surgery Recovery

About six months before my scheduled hip surgery, I started to “train” for it, much as I trained for wrestling matches during my athletic heyday. Here’s the 5-step plan I followed: Step 1: Think Positive. Recovery from surgery starts in the mind. Rather than getting down, I reframed everything…

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Heart Surgery: Is it Really Necessary & Secrets for the Best Outcome

…alternative therapies are justified. 2. Before Heart Surgery: Stop Certain Supplements and Foods Because of their blood-thinning effects and/or potential to interfere with anesthesia, stop the following nutritional supplements at least three days prior to surgery: * Garlic * Vitamin E * Fish oil * Ginkgo…

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When It Comes to Heart Issues, Men Can Feel Emotional

surgery, you know, because you get very emotional. I thought that maybe instead of a valve, they gave me a vulva.” said Williams, talking about his heart issues and recent surgery. A lot of folks may have missed how Williams went to the heart of the matter about his heart issues and surgery before

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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

…supplements or other steps can I take to improve my low ejection fraction? Thanks for your support." Dr. Sinatra’s Low Ejection Fraction Solution Before looking at the supplements you asked about, I'd just like to mention that Dr. Sinatra recommends that his patients with an ejection fraction of 30…

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Can The Right Nutritional Supplements Keep You Off the Cardiac Ward?

…example, an old fraternity buddy of mine used to rib me when I first began recommending nutritional supplements. But after a heart attack and bypass surgery, he woke up and joined the more than 50% of Americans who take dietary supplements. Now, a new study shows that nutritional supplements are not only…

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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness and, often, cramping. To combat the condition, doctors often use drugs, angioplasty, or surgery in peripheral artery disease treatment. A Different Tack for Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment Instead of drugs or invasive therapies, I focus on…

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Pets for Heart Health

…. Over and over again I heard stories about the benefits of pets for health. Some said they couldn't wait to come back to their animals following surgery or hospitalization. Medical research also supports the health benefits of pets. Specifically, pets significantly increase longevity in people with…

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Benefits of Resistance Training

…we do in yoga and Pilates, while others fill various sizes of water bottles. (To compute the weight of your water bottle, just weigh your own body before and after holding the filled water body to extrapolate its weight.) Research shows that resistance training has real health benefits to your muscles…

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