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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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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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In a Healthy Heart Diet 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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Pet Health 101: How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Heart Issue

…don’t tend to clog their arteries like people can. Instead, canines most often have valvular problems, as well as cardiomyopathy, and congestive heart failure. Plus, they can have cardiac arrhythmias. When it comes to your pet’s health, remember that no one knows your canine better than you do. The most…

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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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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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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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Helping Your Pet to Live a Long, Healthy Life

…once my healthy dogs were over the age of 10. The combination visibly enhanced their physical energy, and none of them had heart failure. If your pet does have heart failure, try a sprinkle of d-ribose in their water. Plus, for my dog Charlie who had joint issues, I used natural canine products to…

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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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