Category: Heart Health

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...

Triglycerides

Triglycerides

Why are triglyceride levels important to monitor and manage? High triglyceride levels especially in women are an indicator for heart disease and strokes. High triglycerides in women may be more predictive of potential cardiovascular disease than high LDL cholesterol. Triglycerides are tested as part of a typical cholesterol screening by your Doctor during routine medical...

High Cholesterol Test – Tests for High Cholesterol (Lipid Panel)

High Cholesterol Test – Tests for High Cholesterol (Lipid Panel)

High Cholesterol Test Cholesterol tests reveal a person’s risk for heart disease. Doctors know that the higher a person’s cholesterol level, the higher their risk for heart disease. But not all cholesterol is the same. More recently, they’ve found the different forms of cholesterol (“good” and “bad”) also affect risk. Knowing your cholesterol levels is...

How Can Your Diet to Lower Cholesterol?

How Can Your Diet to Lower Cholesterol?

How Can Your Diet to Lower Cholesterol? Most of us know the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy diet.  But there is more to it than simply getting our five portions of fruit and vegetables each day.  If we plan things right we can make big steps towards having lower cholesterol – simply by...

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