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4. Tests to Assess Your Risk

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

Baker’s Cysts Can Cause Pain Behind the Knee

Baker’s Cysts Can Cause Pain Behind the Knee

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

What Are Triglycerides? And How Do We Keep Our Levels in Check?

What Are Triglycerides? And How Do We Keep Our Levels in Check?

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

What Is Cardiovascular Disease? It’s Actually Dozens of Disorders

What Is Cardiovascular Disease? It’s Actually Dozens of Disorders

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?

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A Herniated Disc Causes Back and Leg Pain

A Herniated Disc Causes Back and Leg Pain

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.

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