Too Low Blood Pressure

Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…But vitamin C is critical to heart health—preventing coronary artery disease and strengthening the blood vessel walls. Plus, now a new study suggests that having a vitamin C level that’s too low may increase your risk factors for stroke—or, more specifically, a hemorrhagic stroke. The primary French…

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Vitamin B Benefits for Your Heart

low, too. So, it’s critical to get these nutrients in supplement form in order to get the full vitamin B benefits. Now it's your turn: Have you found that vitamin B benefits your homocysteine levels? You May Also Be Interested In: * The Magic of Garlic * Good News for Women: Folate Lowers Blood Pressure

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The Benefits of CoQ10 and L-Carnitine for Your Heart

Together, the benefits of CoQ10 and L-Carnitine include healthy blood pressure and the reduction of a wide variety of heart risk factors. CoQ10 Gives Your Heart Energy The benefits of CoQ10 include preventing heart attack and stroke, which has led me to consider it a wonder nutrient for a long time…

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How Salt Causes High Blood Pressure

…cardiologist, and I hadn’t made the connection. Excess salt contributes to water retention and that was my problem. Of course, too much salt also contributes to high blood pressure. I quickly changed my ways. The average adult consumes the equivalent of nearly two teaspoons of salt a day—practically two…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…fat, which is a major source of potentially-damaging inflammatory chemicals. Lowering your body weight by just 10 percent can bring down your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. So when it comes to weight loss, keep in mind that a little means a lot. 5. No pain, no gain…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…and I hadn’t made the connection. Excess salt contributes to water retention, and that was my problem. Of course, too much salt also makes it difficult to control high blood pressure and contributes toward a myriad of other heart risk factors. I quickly changed my ways and my spaghetti sauce recipe…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…dysfunction and the cardiovascular system. They cited “degeneration and weakening of the heart muscle, fatty degeneration of the heart, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, enlargement of the heart, dilation of the aorta, and arteriosclerosis.” If you have an irritable bowel, it's important to exercise…

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When a Healthy Cholesterol Level Can Go Wrong

…proteins: LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, and HDL, or high-density lipoprotein. LDL carries ready-to-use cholesterol molecules that can be absorbed by cells that need it, and HDL picks up excess cholesterol and carries it back to the liver for recycling and excretion. In the blood, LDL cholesterol is…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…Think of respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a window into how the autonomic nervous system—which controls physiological parameters like heart rate and blood pressure—communicates with the cardiovascular system. Truly fascinating stuff! What’s been learned with all of this high-tech monitoring is that…

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