Kidney

How To Beat Poor Blood Circulation

…conditions we cardiologists treat has nothing directly to do with the heart itself, but rather with blockages of blood vessels going to and from the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs and feet. We call this condition peripheral vascular or arterial disease. You may know it as “poor blood circulation.” Poor…

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Drink Your Way to Healthier Blood Pressure

…water, more than the 96 ounces per day that I recommend, can overwork your kidneys and 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…

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Natural Pain Relief

…the potential for liver problems. I’ve also told them to avoid NSAIDs because of the potential for gastrointestinal bleeding, liver damage, and kidney dysfunction. Now there’s yet another reason to avoid these analgesics, as recent studies suggest that they can also make it difficult to maintain…

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Share Your Love on Valentine's Day

…can't really lift trains. I am an insulin dependent diabetic and have had the following operations: Seven bi-passes, carotid artery, aortic artery, kidney cancer and prostate cancer for which I had radiation 18 years ago. My current PSA is 6.5. "I've also had Bell’s palsy twice [Bell's palsy is a disorder…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition Beverages

…reports that phosphates represent a culprit behind the prevalence of age-related medical problems and complications such as cardiovascular problems, kidney disease, and weakened skin and muscular structures. So, for an alternative to those sugary summery drinks, consider something equally cold and refreshing…

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Vitamin D: The Tonto to Calcium's Lone Ranger

…other minerals that, in turn, can put you at risk for a host of other diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypothyroidism, kidney stones, osteoarthritis, and gallstones. Looking Forward New research suggests that there is something we can do as mothers and grandmothers to build…

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7 Ways to Stop Headaches, Without Medications

…or Tylenol. For occasional pain relief, I have no problem with this. But chronic use of these over-the-counter medications can cause liver and/or kidney damage. Plus, some of the more heavy-duty migraine medications can cause high blood pressure. Fortunately, there are several very effective ways to…

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How Much Do You Love Your Heart?

…daily for blood pressure lowering (as long as you have good kidney function). * Calcium. Magnesium works synergistically with calcium, but you must be careful about the amount of calcium you take. More than 2,000 mg per day can cause your kidneys to excrete magnesium. Although I strongly encourage eating…

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Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…conditions cardiologists treat has nothing directly to do with the heart itself, but rather with blockages of blood vessels going to and from the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs, and feet. We call this condition peripheral vascular or arterial disease. You may know it as “poor blood circulation,” a…

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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…you’ve had a heart attack or other cardiovascular event, you have a family history of early heart disease, you have hypothyroidism, or have lupus or kidney disease, you should consider asking your doctor to test your homocysteine levels. Finally, if you take drugs that tend to elevate homocysteine—theophylline…

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A Delicious Way to Lower Your Blood Lipids On the Grill

…compound—cholorogenic acid—not only has viral and cancer fighting actions, it can lower your blood fat levels. But one caveat for folks with kidney and gallbladder problems is that eggplant may actually block your absorption of calcium if you’re not getting an adequate amount in your diet. When…

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Calcium Channel Blockers 101

…medications by taking magnesium (400–800 mg), potassium (500–1,000 mg), and calcium (500–1,000 mg). Do not take these minerals if you have kidney problems. But don't simply reduce or stop taking this or any drug without your doctor’s consent and guidance. If you cannot tolerate calcium channel…

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12 Foods To Include in a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…energy and has been shown to strengthen weak heart muscles. DMAE increases the level of choline in the brain, which enhances memory. * Beans (navy, kidney, black, etc.) and legumes such as chickpeas and lentils contain magnesium, fiber and potassium. Magnesium helps lower blood pressure, potassium helps…

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Walking Club Check-In: Walking for a Good Cause

…Association, directs you to walks in your community American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk to Prevent Suicide (NYC), June 4-5, 2011 National Kidney Foundation Annual Walk (NYC), October 16, 2011 American Cancer Society Relay for Life, directs you to walks in your community You can find local charity…

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Prevent Blood Clots

…wander around in the bloodstream until they find a vessel too small to get through and then you can have a major log jam in the brain, the leg, the kidney, in fact, anywhere at all. But the carotid artery is the number one spot to worry about because it’s a direct shot to the brain as the blood is pumped…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…ejection fraction (the amount of blood pushed forward with each heartbeat). The primary side effects of ACE inhibitor drugs include: * Decreased kidney function; * Decrease in sexual function; * Dizziness, headache, fatigue, and depression; * Liver damage; * Increased potassium levels, which can lead…

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Bone-Building Drugs are Causing Broken Bones

…continue to ignore the myriad of disturbing side effects associated with bisphosphonates, including arthritis, muscle pain, esophageal cancer, and kidney and liver toxicity, and rotting of the jawbone. If you are taking bisphosphonates, I urge you to talk to your doctor about taking a more natural approach…

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