The phrase “silent heart attack” suggests an event that comes and goes without much fanfare. And while it’s true you can have an actual heart attack without realizing it at the time, the signs of a silent heart attack can include real damage to your heart muscle. “Just like the
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You may hear the term “cardiovascular disease” used interchangeably with “heart disease” or any of several other terms to describe problems with your heart or blood vessels. But what is cardiovascular disease (CVD) exactly, and why does it seem to be applied so broadly to conditions related to circulation?
Q: Is peripheral artery disease associated with varicose veins?
A: There is no direct association between peripheral artery disease (PAD) and varicose veins, but they do share risk factors and this means they frequently occur simultaneously.
PAD is a condition of the arteries caused by a build up of cholesterol plaque in
You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably
Dietary recommendations regarding fat consumption are by no means a settled matter. Scientists are still debating this complex topic, and some may disagree on how much fat and which types of fat are most likely to ensure a healthy heart and brain. Instead of trying to untangle the latest research,
Getting enough vitamin C in your diet via a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables may lead to a longer life by helping reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research published online May 6, 2015 in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, individuals who consumed