You’ve read about the risks of dyslipidemia, the underlying contributors to cholesterol abnormalities, and the factors (in addition to cholesterol) that increase your cardiovascular risk. However, the only way to know if your cholesterol is high and whether you have any other cardiovascular risk factors is to get checked periodically
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Most frequently occurring in women over 40, a Baker’s cyst is basically swelling in the form of a soft lump behind the knee. This area is called the popliteal space, which is the small indent in the back of your knee where the femur and the tibia meet. Sometimes called
With literally billions of people traveling by air every year now, researchers are finally starting to gather and publish more data about the health risks associated with airplane travel. In terms of the common cold, it is now well-accepted that acute respiratory infections are frequently experienced after air travel. So
Triglycerides are important to our bodies. They’re composed of glycerol and three fatty acids, hence the name “triglycerides.” In your body, they combine with blood proteins to form lipoproteins. The liver then sends those lipoproteins (the cholesterols LDL and HDL are lipoproteins) out to transport fats to other tissues to
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: I’ve heard that a supplement called Pycnogenol can be a natural way to manage high blood pressure. Can you tell me more about it and if it’s safe to take?
A: Pycnogenol is the U.S. registered trademark for a supplement extracted from the bark of a pine tree (Pinus pinaster)
Infrared sauna therapy is an excellent non-drug treatment to decrease the pain of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and peripheral vascular disease.
A tear in the tough, fibrous ring surrounding the disc is a herniated disc. Some of the soft, gelatinous material inside breaks up, bulges into the spinal canal, and may or may not put pressure on a nerve. Anyone can develop a herniated disc, but older adults are especially susceptible.
Learning that you have a blood clot in your deep veins may sound like an imminent medical emergency. Sometimes it is. An untreated blood clot (thrombus) in the deep veins of the leg can move to your lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism (PE)—that is a medical emergency. In fact,