Tag: hyperlipidemia

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

What is erectile dysfunction? The answer is simple: An inability to consistently attain and maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. It’s also called impotence, as the condition was known until the term erectile dysfunction, or ED, was coined in 1992.

But the answer to erectile dysfunction isn’t the same for

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: How It Can Help Your Heart

Like all of your muscles, your heart needs a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood to remain healthy. But if there’s blockage in a coronary artery—a blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart—the result can be a heart attack. Even if blood flow is partially reduced, you can experience angina—episodes

Editor’s Note: Statins: Not a License to Slack Off

The management of cholesterol and cardiovascular (CV) risk has dramatically changed since the advent of statin drugs (Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor). In the past, patients had only diet and exercise to lower lipid levels. Now, with widespread use of statins, the “knee-jerk” response to hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) has been statin use.

New Dietary Guidelines Stress Less Sugar, Saturated Fat Intake

Every five years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture issue Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The recommendations are based on the latest research on nutrition and public health.
The guidelines released at the beginning of January, like those issued in years past, have their share

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

Aloe vera has long been used externally as an antiseptic to ease sunburns and unpleasant skin conditions such as psoriasis, but research shows aloe vera can help your body internally, too. Discover the 6 health benefits of aloe vera juice on your heart.

Stay on Top of Your Heart Health

By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Many of my patients ask how best to protect themselves against heart disease and whether they should see cardiac specialists.

It’s important to understand that heart disease is different in women than in men, with women less likely to experience the classic chest pain/angina symptoms. This

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