Blood Test For Heart Disease

The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…them tested before you have your blood drawn, because he or she may need to order additional tests. Not all of them are part of traditional lipid panels. Now it's your turn: Have you had your heart risk factors tested? You May Also Be Interested In * Heart Function Tests to Assess Heart Disease Risk…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…first test your doctor can do is the blood enzyme immunoassay (EIA) or blood immunofluorescence assay (IFA). If either test comes back positive, your doctor can request a Western blot test. The problem, though, is that the majority of these tests can produce a false negative even if Lyme disease is present…

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…scenario that places any woman at risk for quietly developing heart disease over time emerges. Should Ms. O’Donnell have other traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of heart disease, elevated inflammatory markers in the blood such as Lp(a), homocysteine, Interleukin…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…underlying most other diseases, as well. Inflammation and Heart Disease * Have your doctor request a blood test to measure your level of C-reactive protein (CRP). This is your body’s key inflammatory marker. While the overall numbers may vary according to the lab, look for a general reading below…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…be a harbinger of clots, heart attack, and stroke. Now it's your turn: Did any of these little-known heart disease risk factors surprise you? You May Also Be Interested In * Heart Function Tests to Assess Your Heart Disease Risk * Blood Inflammation Tests for Heart Disease Risk

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Is Mold Affecting Your Heart, and Overall Health?

…companies that will come to your home and test for the presence of mold spores. One of the most popular mold testing methods is to collect air samples indoors and outdoors and compare them. The indoor mold count should be less than outdoors. Unfortunately, air testing for mold is limited in its effectiveness…

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Low Testosterone Side Effects Include Heart Disease

…between low testosterone and coronary artery disease. These low testosterone side effect findings make perfect sense in light of what we know about the heart. There are many testosterone receptor sites in the heart and blood vessels, which means nature intended for this male hormone to serve these organs…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…in your entire body, including your heart. So heart disease can actually start during the pre-diabetes stage known as “insulin resistance.” Again, regular blood sugar testing is your best defense. * Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can cause diabetes. For many years now, we’ve known that statin…

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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

blood pressure lowering, stress reduction and so on. But taking a daily aspirin for secondary heart attack prevention—if you’ve already had a heart attack or have a history of cardiovascular disease—is just plain good medicine. I regularly advocate aspirin for those who have known heart disease,…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…foods. For instance, potassium rich foods can relax the arterial walls, which helps to lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes. You also want a doctor that doesn't focus on driving your cholesterol lower, but understands that inflammation is the real cause of heart disease and that…

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The Top 5 Heart Health Risk Factors You Want to Watch in 2016

…risk factors for heart disease. Here are my top tips for quitting smoking. 2. Blood Pressure: The single biggest heart health risk factor for women is high blood pressure. The reason is that women have smaller blood vessels in the heart than men, making them more vulnerable to high blood pressure and…

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Metabolic Syndrome Tests: How to Determine If You’re At Risk

…arteries and blood vessels in the kidneys. If Your Waist Girth Exceeds the Metabolic Syndrome Limits, Get Your Albumin Checked If your waist girth is larger than it should be, you want to ask your doctor to check for albumin in your urine. I’m sure your doctor is already familiar with this test, but he…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…symptoms of coronary artery disease can also threaten good cholesterol levels and limit your ability to prevent blood clots. Acute stress, such as anger, can cause heart attack and stroke. Oxidative stress. Unchecked free-radical activity accelerates age-related degenerative diseases. Free radicals are generated…

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5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…Thinning the Blood: Many people think that the healing power of statin drugs is that they lower your cholesterol. But the real reason these drugs can be helpful for some people is that they thin the blood and improve inflammation—which as I mentioned earlier is the real culprit in heart disease. That's…

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