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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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…health, is a bit murkier. What Are the Signs That You Need to Find a Heart Doctor? * If you have a family history of heart attacks or sudden death before age 60 you should definitely see a cardiologist. You want to discuss your family history and request screenings for the following risk factors that…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…home—in my own practice. One of my employee’s fathers had bypass surgery and I recently went over his lab work. He’s on a high-dose statin and both his blood sugar and A1C was elevated—and he’s never had diabetes before. I told my employee her father should cut that high-dose statin in half…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…three uncles and two cousins—all men between the ages of 55-65—to sudden death from aortic aneurysms. Another male cousin is about to undergo surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm, and a female cousin was just diagnosed with an aneurysm. Understandably, she was concerned for both herself and her father…

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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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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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