Category: Heart Health

Heart Disease Cause – What Causes of Heart Disease

Heart Disease Cause – What Causes of Heart Disease

Heart Disease Cause – What Causes of Heart Disease Research suggests that coronary heart disease (CHD) begins with damage to the lining and inner layers of the coronary (heart) arteries. Several factors contribute to this damage. They include: Smoking, including secondhand smoke High amounts of certain fats and cholesterol in the blood High blood pressure...

Stress and Heart disease connection

Stress and Heart disease connection

Stress and Heart disease connection Stress has been considered as a part of daily life. But did you know that too much stress can cause heart attack or related diseases?  The stress itself can be a problem.   If left unmanaged, stress can lead to psychological, emotional, and sometimes physical problems, including heart attack or diseases,...

Tips on Preventing Heart Diseases

Tips on Preventing Heart Diseases

Tips on Preventing Heart Diseases Prevention is always better than the cure.  There might be a lot of factors that can cause or contribute to having heart diseases, but the good news is, there are several ways that we can do to prevent it. Quit Smoking or don’t smoke or expose yourself to second-hand smoke....

Why Do You Need Lower LDL Cholesterol?

Why Do You Need Lower LDL Cholesterol?

Why Do You Need Lower LDL Cholesterol ? Do you ever get relatives or friends who like to outstay their welcome?  LDL cholesterol is a bit like that.  It likes to hang around in our arteries and over time it can cause some serious damage.  If we’re strong enough we can tell our relatives we...

Co-Q10 Energizes the Heart and Brain

Co-Q10 Energizes the Heart and Brain

Co-Q10 Energizes the Heart and Brain Among the most popular antioxidant nutrients being requested by consumers is Co-Q10, which stands for coenzyme Q10, a fat-soluble cofactor in metabolism that plays a key role in the lives of cells. The better varieties come in an oil-based, solubilized, gelatin-capsule form, which studies show is more bioavailable in...

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease

Menopausal hormone therapy was once thought to be a safe and effective treatment for many conditions women face as they age including heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer. However, July 2002 clinical trials* involving estrogen plus progestin therapy increased women’s risk for heart attack, stroke, blood clots, breast cancer, and even dementia. The results were not...

Heart Disease Information

Heart Disease Information

Heart Disease Information Heart Disease is one of many cardiovascular diseases along with stroke, high blood pressure, angina, and rheumatic heart disease. Heart disease is a persistent condition that cannot be cured with surgery. Surgery can help blood flow, but does not heal the arteries and damaged arteries increase your risk of heart attack. Heart...

Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Cholesterol and Heart Disease How to Protect Your Heart Robert G Carlson, M.D., FACS I would like to talk to you about your cholesterol and your body’s cholesterol metabolism and its effect on your risk in developing cardiovascular disease. The incidence of elevated cholesterol in the US is staggering. Over 105 million American adults have...

Why treat high cholesterol?

Why treat high cholesterol?

Why treat high cholesterol? For a very small percentage of the population, the genetic predisposition for heart disease is so strong that no matter what steps are taken, heart disease is inevitable. Fortunately for the vast majority of us, preventing heart disease is within our control. Almost anyone can postpone or completely avoid developing heart...

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