Kidney

Belly Fat Increases Cardiac Risk Factors

…chemicals that kindle inflammation throughout the body, damaging the lining of arterial walls, including the coronary arteries and blood vessels in the kidneys. If you have weight to lose, here are my top 10 tips for healthy weight loss. I also have a free online center filled with healthy recipes you can…

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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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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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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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7 Ways to Get Natural Headache Relief

…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 effective ways to get…

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High Salt + Low Potassium = High Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

…people, your goal should be to aim for about 2.8 grams of sodium a day. 3. Strive to eat 3,000-4,000 mg of potassium a day if you don’t have renal (kidney) problems. Good sources of potassium include baked potatoes, coconut water, bananas, oranges, raisins, squash, apricots, and eggplant. Now it’s your…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…clot that travels somewhere else (an embolism) and gets lodged causing a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or clogging of a graft. Kidney failure and congestive heart failure can also result. What are the takeaway lessons for you? * Prevention is always your best defense. After over two…

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Metabolic Syndrome Tests: How to Determine If You’re At Risk

…readers if they could have metabolic syndrome. This is an excellent question. Metabolic syndrome, as you likely know, is a precursor to diabetes, kidney disease, and coronary artery disease—so it’s not something you want to leave unchecked. But figuring out if you have metabolic syndrome can be…

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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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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…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 circulation.” An estimated…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

…complication. It was also devastating to hear about the 17-year-old athlete who died of a secondary infection from the seasonal flu that caused his kidneys to shut down. There’s no question about it, complications from the seasonal flu can be deadly. It was shocking to hear the grim prediction that 40…

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Magnesium and Calcium for Heart Health

…Magnesium and calcium work synergistically, 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 my cardiovascular nutrition plan includes many calcium-rich foods, such as green leafy vegetables, tofu, low-fat cheeses…

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L-Carnitine Benefits Hold the Key to Good Health

…tissue. The highest concentrations of L-carnitine are found in the adrenal glands, skeletal, and cardiac muscle. Smaller amounts are found in the kidneys and brain. The primary role of L-carnitine is creating energy. This, in turn, is responsible for the many L-carnitine benefits. L-carnitine Benefits…

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