Aside from the occasional aches, pains, and sleeping troubles, my 82-year-old mother is in very good health for her age. But like many other older adults, she takes a medication to help control high blood pressure symptoms. And like plenty of older individuals, she relies on her doctor to let
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Red Meat Triples Chemical Linked to Heart Disease
A diet rich in red meat, compared to white meat or plant-based protein, triples the levels of Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a chemical linked to heart disease, researchers say. TMAO seems to increase risk of clot-related events, like heart attack and stroke. Study participants
You must know a lot of people with prediabetes. You might even have it yourself. Approximately one in three American adults has the symptomless disorder that puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Only about 12% of people with prediabetes know they have it.
Dietitians and other health professionals are regularly asked about supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and others). Most frequently asked is “Should I take a vitamin and mineral supplement?” followed closely by “Can you tell me exactly what to take?” My friends, these are loaded and tricky questions because (like most
Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard of cures for sleep apnea over the past 25 years. But
When you consider blood pressure, it’s important to keep in mind that not all hypertension is the same. Medical experts recognize several types of high blood pressure, each with different etiologies.
Accounting for about 90 percent of all high blood pressure, essential, or primary, hypertension has no single identifiable cause.
Finding out what your cardiovascular risk is requires that you see your physician periodically to have your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight checked. From there, your health-care team may recommend a variety of tests and investigations to determine your level of risk and develop a plan to minimize
The health benefits of kimchi, the traditional mix of fermented vegetables that is an indispensable component of Korean cuisine, are just beginning to be uncovered by modern scientific research
What most people commonly know as “heartburn” is a symptom of Gastrointestinal Esophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD. Heartburn—a sharp, burning feeling in the chest—can be an occasional problem that doesn’t require anything more than symptom relief with an over-the-counter (OTC) antacid. But if heartburn becomes a persistent problem, it could
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap. But if you’re at risk for any