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

…something is wrong. Your pet should be taken to the vet immediately. 2. Respiratory signs: * Coughing * Any difficulty breathing: Watch for shortness of breath, labored and/or rapid breathing. 3. Behavioral signs: * Poor appetite: A lack of usual interest in food can be a symptom of many things, but combined…

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Heart Surgery: Is it Really Necessary & Secrets for the Best Outcome

…risk of heart attack. “Unsatisfactory” in this case means frequent bouts of angina; shortness of breath with minimal exertion (often referred to as an anginal equivalent); or the inability to walk up a short flight of stairs, enjoy a game of golf, or play with the grandkids. Some cardiologists may…

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Three Signs You Need To Find a Cardiologist

…low HDL cholesterol, high Lp(a), serum ferritin, homocysteine, and fibrinogen. * If you have chest pain, syncope (unexplained passing out) or shortness of breath with exertion, you need to find a cardiologist as soon as possible. * If you’re a man older than 40 or a woman older than 45 and are embarking…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…you have atypical cardiovascular symptoms—such as passing out, dizziness, lightheadedness, chest pain that’s sharp when breathing, or profound symptoms of shortness of breath or fatigue. In fact, Lyme disease should be considered any time a person is ill with unexplained symptoms. The first test your…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…also want to look for less traditional signs and symptoms as well, including: * Facial pain or one-sided limb pain, * Nonspecific: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, * Non-specific neurological symptoms, such as hiccups, nausea and non-focal/generalized weakness Should you experience traditional…

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For a Healthy Heart, Make a Resolution of Optimism

…passively waiting for the next prescription from their doctors. One gentleman got up to the microphone and said he was 86, had aortic dysfunction, shortness of breath, arrhythmia, and was somewhat hard of hearing. He had had a quadruple bypass and a knee replacement. "I want to make plans for the next 30 years…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…more difficult in women. Women's stroke symptoms tend to be “non-traditional” and include facial pain, one-sided limb pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, nausea, and nonspecific neurological symptoms such as hiccups and generalized weakness. Plus, more younger people are having strokes…

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Benefits of Yoga: A Powerful Exercise for Your Heart

…. But, for a cardiologist like me the benefits of yoga for heart health are about the breath work involved with yoga. The Secret to Yoga for Heart Health Comes from the Slow, Deep Breaths The slow, deep breathing used in yoga helps to: * Calm and relax your body and mind * Relax the arterial walls *…

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Walking Club Check-In: Don't Forget to Warm Up

…them. First, warm up by walking in place or riding a stationary bicycle for five minutes. When you stretch, do not hold your breath. Stretch slowly and hold the position just short of pain. Avoid bouncing. Here are some stretches to start you off: * One-quarter Head Circles: Starting with your ear near…

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Secondhand Smoke Hurts Your Pets

…the rate of feline leukemia, more breathing problems like asthma, and higher rates of oral cancers (when cats lick their smoke-laden fur, grooming themselves delivers toxins to the mouth). Dogs cohabitating with smokers are at risk for lung and nasal cancers. Short-nosed dogs, like boxers, face higher…

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