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Even Mildly High Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk, Significantly

…high blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to poor heart, kidney, and eye health and increase your chances of having a stroke. Plus, now research shows that even mildly elevated blood pressure puts you in the stroke risk category. To bring you up to date, the American Heart Association, which…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…grandmother’s massive stroke may have been prevented. Since May is National Stroke Awareness Month, I wanted to use this opportunity to spread the word about what risk factors for stroke women should look for. Warning Signs of Stroke in Men Men tend to follow the textbooks. Their strokes tend to present themselves…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…which can cause strokes. This is especially true if you have mechanical heart valves, suffered an embolic stroke, have atrial fibrillation (AF) or had an extensive heart attack. But, like any drug, Coumadin does have side effects. The major one is excessive bleeding (bleeding gums, eye hemorrhages, blood…

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Treating Your Feet Can Help Your Heart

…is from Missouri, so you gotta show him! At one such anti-aging conference years back, Dr. Sinatra looked at these foot baths with a very skeptical eye. Although the theory seemed plausible, we were both thinking it a bit of a parlor trick that it could energize the body at the same time, despite positive…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…should I keep an eye on?" That's a good question and one that anyone who wants to minimize their odds of developing cardiovascular problems should ask. First off, I would say that you should address some basic lifestyle issues that have been shown to increase risk of heart attack and stroke. For example…

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Pets for Heart Health

…a puppy, you can do this in your cupped hands. If the animal is larger, do this on a table or the ground.) Animals that respond quietly when you stroke their underside tend to be submissive and more trainable. Animals that squirm excessively, bite or claw at you, and try frantically to right themselves…

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Chicken Soup for the Lungs—A Natural Cold & Flu Treatment

…rid of the excess, but this effort can be challenging because of the thick and sticky nature of mucus. In fact, I have had patients suffer minor strokes, pass out, pull muscles, or even fracture ribs as a result of their coughing attacks. Don’t Ignore the Overproduction of Mucus Several years ago…

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