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What Tumeric Does For Your Heart

…associated with heart failure. In another study, investigators at Japan’s Kyoto Medical Center found that curcumin helps support healthy blood pressure in addition to preventing cardiac hypertrophy. They concluded that curcumin “may provide a novel therapeutic strategy for heart failure in humans.”…

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Low Testosterone Side Effects Include Heart Disease

…for him to fight off oxidative stress and clots in his circulatory system. There is also good data to show that testosterone therapy can improve heart failure, angina and type 2 diabetes. Low Testosterone Side Effects Low testosterone side effects can include fatigue, a loss of libido, weight gain and…

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Avandia and Your Heart

…what I think, my answer is that as long as there is any whiff of danger—and there is question about an increased risk for both heart attack and heart failure in those taking Avandia—then the potential risks out-trump the benefits. It’s just a no-brainer. Why put yourself in harm’s way if there is…

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Magnesium: An Unsung Hero

…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 is crucial…

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CoQ10 Supplement: Energy on Call

…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, mackerel…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…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 dilated.

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Prevent Blood Clots

…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. For more information on how to prevent blood clots, visit www.drsinatra…

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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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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra: Summer Workshop at Kripalu Yoga Center

…received, generated, and transmitted on a cellular level. Like a battery, the body’s energy charge must be maintained. He came to visualize heart failure as the result of a literally “energy-starved heart.” Then, he started looking at other situations, such as cancer, in terms of cellular energy…

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Calcium Channel Blockers 101

…taken with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Caution: Be careful when you combine calcium channel blockers with digoxin for treatment of congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Some of the calcium-channel blockers can increase the digoxin in your blood to dangerous levels. This can cause nausea…

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The Health Risks of Vitamin D Deficiency

…issues, including: arterial stiffness, endothelial dysfunction, higher blood sugar, more fatal strokes, high blood pressure, and a higher risk of heart failure and heart attacks. How to Remedy a Vitamin D Deficiency * Take 2,000 IUs of vitamin D per day. * Primary food sources of vitamin D are fortified…

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Preventing Arrhythmia

…wireless technologies (use an ethernet cable on your home and work computers, not WiFi). * Staying under a physician’s care if you have congesetive heart failure or cardiomyopathy. * Using stress reduction techniques, such as prayer, meditation, yoga, etc to calm your autonomic nervous system. Additionally…

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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…canned ham (packed with salt) on Easter Sunday. The next day he was in the emergency room with a hypertensive high blood pressure crisis and acute heart failure. His was an extraordinary situation but it underscores the need to be careful with hidden salt intake. The connection between salt and high blood…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…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 any medication…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…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 at night…

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Cardiovascular Nutrition Tip -- Beware of Hidden Salt

…ate his fill of canned ham (packed with salt) on Easter Sunday. The next day he was in the emergency room with a hypertensive crisis and acute heart failure. His heart just couldn’t handle the large amount of salt he had consumed. His was an extraordinary situation, but it underscores the need to be…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…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 down with a…

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