Kidney Disease

Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…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 12 million Americans are affected by the disease, and its incidence increases with age—about one…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…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 decades practicing integrative cardiology, I am even convinced that with metabolic cardiology we can even reverse heart disease. Some of…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally by Drinking Water

…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 your water intake…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…molecule—into angiotensin II, the most potent blood vessel constrictor known to science. ACE is pathologically overactive in people with arterial disease. Used for more than 25 years to treat high blood pressure levels, ACE inhibitor drugs relax blood vessel walls, reduce energy consumption in the heart…

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Belly Fat Increases Cardiac Risk Factors

…BMI, yet an “apple shape”—meaning a high waist-to-hip ratio—had a two times greater risk of death and a 2.75 greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those with a nonapple shape. Why Belly Fat Is so Dangerous The reason that belly fat increases cardiac risk factors is that this particular fat…

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Can The Right Nutritional Supplements Keep You Off the Cardiac Ward?

…of Dietary Supplements, researchers at Frost & Sullivan looked at expected hospitalization costs for people ages 55 and older with coronary heart disease (CHD)—a group that’s considered at “high risk” for heart related hospitalizations. Then, they examined 170 studies in two vitamin categories…

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