Heart Disease Risk Factors

5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

disease, it’s not enough to just treat your disease. You need to focus on your overall health as well. There are a number of conditions that don’t seem on the surface to have much of a relationship with heart disease at all, yet they can significantly increase your risk. The Heart Disease Risk Factors

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

Lipoprotein A, or Lp(a), is a component of LDL or “bad” cholesterol and high levels of it in your blood can be a serious risk factor of heart disease. According to an article in the 1997 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Lp(a) cholesterol appears to regulate clot formation (thrombosis…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

factors as possible. What Are the Alzheimer's Risk Factors? * High blood pressure * Diabetes * High LDL cholesterol levels * Age * History of stroke * Head trauma Our age and genetics are factors that are not within your control. In fact, most experts are in agreement that most cases of Alzheimer's disease

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

risks factors, such as being overweight, to Ms. O’Donnell’s loss of protection from her diminishing natural estrogen reserves, and voilá -- the scenario that places any woman at risk for quietly developing heart disease over time emerges. Should Ms. O’Donnell have other traditional risk factors

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Grief Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

…need be aware of the risk of heart attack during the bereavement period, and do all they can to help. Now it’s your turn: Do you have any bereavement tips to share? You May Also Be Interested In: * Broken Hearts Increase Heart Disease Risk Factors * Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

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Can Your Social Ties Protect You from Heart Disease?

risk factors for developing coronary artery disease in this group. That's interesting since smoking and hypertension are the two prominent risk factors for women. After years of training in both Gestalt and bioenergetics psychotherapies, and conducting research for my book Heartbreak and Heart Disease,…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…heart?” That’s an important question since the inflammation and heart disease connection is well documented, and more significant than cholesterol levels, and a factor underlying most other diseases, as well. Inflammation and Heart Disease * Have your doctor request a blood test to measure your level of…

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Are Teenagers Setting Themselves Up for Heart Disease?

…prime risk factor for heart disease. Smoke damages the heart and blood vessels and increases the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It can also cause sludgy, inflamed blood. In fact, even light or occasional smoking or inhaling secondhand smoke can contribute to heart disease. Plus…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

…body stores fat, leading to more fat storage around the middle. All of these are major risk factors for heart disease and warning signs that diabetes could soon develop. Skipping breakfast puts your heart at risk in so many ways. In fact, the researchers found that those participants who were accustomed…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…five times the risk of developing coronary artery disease and four times the risk of having a heart attack or stroke compared with subjects with the lowest levels. C-reactive protein predicted risk of these events in women who appeared to have no other pertinent heart risk factors. In the study, researchers…

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Belly Fat Increases Cardiac Risk Factors

We’re used to thinking of obesity as a cardiac risk factor, and it is. But now, a new study shows that being slim with belly fat ups your heart attack risk factors more than obesity. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic looked at the BMI (body mass index) and waist-to-hip ratio of 12,785 adults, with a…

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Can a Flu Vaccine Stop Heart Disease?

…prevent heart disease. In fact, these new findings which were released by the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress says that a flu shot can reduce the risk of a major cardiac event by 50% and cardiac death by 40%. While these findings may appear positive on the surface, I wouldn’t use heart protection…

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Can Shifting Your Sleep Schedule Cause a Heart Attack?

heart-healthy diet. * Know and address your heart disease risk factors. Get regular screenings and medical followup to address them. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever experienced shift work? You May Also Be Interested In: * 4 Common Heart Risk Factors for Women * A Stressful Job Can Up Your Heart

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3 Hidden Cardiovascular Health Risks

…are many known risk factors that we’re all aware of—like high blood pressure and obesity. But there are also many “hidden risk factors” that are lurking in our daily lives, impacting our hearts without our knowledge. Here are three that everyone should be aware of. Hidden Risks to Cardiovascular…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

…carries oxygen to our cells. Without it, we couldn’t survive. However, research suggests that iron overload, or hemachromatosis, is a risk factor of heart disease. Hemachromatosis is an acquired or heredi?tary defect of iron metabolism in which excess iron is deposited in tissues and not available…

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

risk factors and do as much as you can to limit them. Yes, dementia touches all of us. If it affects yours, we'd love to learn some helpful pointers from you, too. Now it's your turn: Has dementia touched your family? You May Also Be Interested In * Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone * The Heart-…

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