5 Simple Steps To Lower Your Cholesterol Level

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You can lower cholesterol without drugs by following some basic steps that will not only change your cholesterol readings, but also improve your health today and in the future. So often we use a prescription drug and hope it will magically cure whatever ails us. The truth is prescription drugs for lowering cholesterol do work. […]


Arteriosclerosis

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Arteriosclerosis is one of the most common diseases of the blood vessels. It refers to a thickening of the walls of the arteries due to the presence of calcium or lime. It has become a common ailment in modern times, accounting for much of the disability and high death rate among older people. Arteriosclerosis is […]


How To Get You Heart Back In Shape

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Doing what you can now will reduce the chances of having a heart attack and increase your life which should be every ones goal. Fuel for the Body: The human body needs food to fuel us thru our busy days. Our bodies turn the food we eat into energy we need to keep our body […]


Keep Your Pumper Pumping

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Clots cause 80% of all Heart Attacks and 83% of Strokes. Heart Disease is on the rise in this country as well as in places where the diet has been westernized like Japan and the Mediterranean. More than anything else it is due to lack of proper diet and exercise. Atherosclerosis is the hardening of […]


Caution Is Advised Before Undergoing Chelation Therapy

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Chelation therapy is the use of chelating agents to remove heavy metal ions from the body. Chelation (pronounced Kee la shun) therapy started during World War I when poison gas (Lewisite) affected soldiers were treated with a chelating agent Dimercapol also known as British Anti Lewisite (BAL). BAL had severe and painful side effects but […]


Symptoms And Preventative Measures Of Heart Disease

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As we get older, the arteries surrounding the heart become smaller and smaller as fatty deposits stick to the walls of the veins and arteries surrounding the heart. As this happens, the flow of oxygen is restricted and the heart becomes “oxygen starved”. This is the time that a heart attack occurs. There are several […]


Cholesterol Diets And The Way Forward For Healthier Living

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More people are becoming aware of their own health and fitness needs in these modern times. As part of this new awareness of a persons general health is the realisation that cholesterol level is very important and having the correct level can reduce your chance of heart disease which is a major killer in the […]


When The Cardiologist Says You Have Heart Disease Part 1

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It all started innocently enough. I went to my primary care physician complaining of dizziness and a pain in my back. A quick ECG or electrocardiogram revealed a very fine and operational heart muscle. Still, being at an age where heart disease is considered a possibility and having several increased risk factors, my doctor decided […]


How Red Wine Cheese Lower Your Blood Pressure

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Not all that long ago I used to attend art exhibitions in Sydney, Australia. No, I’m not an artist but just a person who happened to live in the “trendier” parts of town. It was a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon – browsing new paintings by up-and-coming local artists. More often than not […]


What Can Happen If High Blood Pressure Is Left Untreated

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Because people with high blood pressure do not usually have any symptoms until the disease has reached an advanced stage, high blood pressure is often called the “silent killer.” That is why having blood pressure checked regularly is important. The lack of symptoms is why some people who are aware they have high blood pressure […]


High Blood Pressure A Dangerous Problem With An Often Simple Solution

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In recent years changes in diet and lifestyle in many western societies have led to an increase in the number of people suffering from high blood pressure. High blood pressure (otherwise known as hypertension, or more correctly arterial hypertension) is a serious condition which rarely carries any symptoms and which, if not detected and treated, […]


Heart Attacks And How To Prevent Them

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At one time, little could be done for people with heart disorders, and for those who suffered from a heart attack. Today, improved medicines and new methods of treatment allow many cardiac (heart) patients to live normal or nearly normal lives. Also, new kinds of equipment and new methods of performing heart operations have saved […]


Combatting Atherosclerosis With Good Nutrition

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Imagine hundreds of cars zooming down an eight-lane highway. One lane disappears, and then another, until the same cars crawl bumper-to-bumper along a one-lane country road. That’s sort of what happens when you have atherosclerosis. Your arteries, the highways for your blood, harden and narrow, and the same amount of blood has to make its […]


The Basic Facts Of High Blood Pressure

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The heart is a tough operating mechanism which moves blood around the body through a very advanced system called arteries and capillaries; the blood is then carried back to the heart by means of veins. Blood pressure is the thrust of this blood in the body pushing up against the inside walls of the arteries […]


What Is Low Blood Pressure

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Apart from the technical interpretation, low blood pressure is a sort of disease that saps energy from all parts of your body and mind. Your spirits are down and your body starts shivering. You get a feeling of sinking