Congestive

The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…Health The reason I began formulating supplements is because they’re some of the best weapons we have to treat cardiac conditions like angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. In fact, I’ve seen the lab work for thousands of people documenting their nutrient…

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6 Ways to Get Natural Allergy Relief

…water into your nostrils and expel it to flush pollen from your nasal passages. 2. Stay away from mucus-producing foods that can aggravate sinus congestion. These include dairy products, especially milk, cream, and cheese. 3. Avoid wine or drink organic varieties to minimize allergy-inducing sulfites…

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Magnesium: An Unsung Hero

…electrolyte abnormalities in clinical practice today. Magnesium is often depleted in patients with cardiovascular problems, specifically those with congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), and heart attack. Like CoQ10, magnesium…

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Beta Blockers 101

…blood pressure, I am comfortable prescribing them because they are among the safest of all cardiac drugs. I also use beta blockers in cases of congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. This is one medication that you probably shouldn’t ditch for a natural alternative. However, if you experience…

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Calcium Channel Blockers 101

…Unfortunately, there are many side effects of calcium channel blockers. These include: * Ankle swelling * Headaches * Dizziness * Weakness * Fatigue * Lung congestion * Nausea * Heart palpitations * Abdominal cramps * Diarrhea or constipation Talk with your physician if you have any of these complaints. These drugs…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…much of a stretch to think these drugs could lead to diastolic dysfunction and, subsequently, congestive heart failure. Research has verified the connection between statins, depletion of CoQ10, and congestive heart failure. Therefore, it is critical that anyone taking statin drugs should be chasing it…

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The Side Effects of Statin Drugs

…to think these statin medications could lead to diastolic dysfunction and, subsequently, congestive heart failure. Research appears to verify the connection between statins, depletion of CoQ10 and congestive heart failure. I would never take a statin without the added insurance of supplemental CoQ10…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…somewhere else (an embolism) and gets lodged causing a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or clogging of a graft. Kidney failure and congestive heart failure can also result. What are the takeaway lessons for you? * Prevention is always your best defense. After over two decades practicing…

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EECP for Cardiovascular Health

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a therapy for treating angina and congestive heart failure. It offers hope to those with advanced coronary artery disease who can’t undergo bypass surgery. Here's how it works... The physiology of EECP is similar to that of the intra-aortic balloon pump…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…conditions. In fact, 50% of the time high blood pressure is the cause. But it can also happen in people with arteriosclerosis, valvular disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker therapy. The classic signs of VaD are slowed thinking, memory problems, confusion that often worsens…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…anyone with more than two episodes of AF a year is to take Coumadin. If you have fewer episodes of AF and no other health problems like diabetes, congestive heart failure, leaking heart valves or an enlarged heart, aspirin is a second choice. Finally, I want to mention that you never want to discontinue…

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CoQ10 Supplement: Energy on Call

…never realize that the real cause of the problem is a CoQ10 deficiency. One of the most serious heart conditions caused by a CoQ10 deficiency is congestive heart failure. Dietary and Supplemental Sources of CoQ10 Dietary sources of CoQ10 include beef heart, pork, chicken liver and fish (especially salmon…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…and died when the tachycardia turned into deadly fibrillation, as it often does. These situations are particularly dangerous among patients with congestive heart failure or who have cardiomyopathy, where the heart muscle becomes inflamed, dilated, and doesn’t pump well or where the left ventricle is…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…level is also the most common nutrient deficiencies we see. The mineral is often “used up” and thus depleted in patients with: * Diabetes * Congestive heart failure * Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack * Sudden cardiac…

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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

…primary exercise program. As a former cardiac rehab nurse, I also encourage folks—even my own dear uncle who is just recovering from a bout of congestive heart—to consider joining a Phase III Cardiac Rehab program if there is one in their area. There they can learn how to exercise safely with whatever…

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Lower Blood Pressure Levels With Diuretics

If you have a history of cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack, congestive heart failure, or high blood pressure levels, you may already be taking a diuretic such as indapamide (Lozol) or furosemide (Lasix). These agents help to promote healthy blood pressure indirectly by increasing urine output…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally by Drinking Water

…digestive system. Hypertension, diabetes, and stress all leave the kidneys in a weakened state, so be careful. In fact, if you have kidney disease or congestive heart disease, consult your physician before increasing your water intake. * DO drink more water when you exercise. You lose water through sweat…

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