Now that you know about the health risks that accompany dyslipidemia, what causes your cholesterol to go awry, and the ways that cholesterol and other factors can increase your cardiovascular risk, it’s time to find out just what your risk is. This requires that you see your physician periodically to
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To understand how cholesterol affects your cardiovascular health, it helps to understand the workings of your heart and vascular system.
Think of your heart as a pump, about the size of a fist and weighing only 8 to 10 ounces. It consists of two upper chambers (the left and right
With 16 million people expected to have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by the year 2050, researchers are in a race against time to find an effective treatment, or better yet, a cure. However, progress on a drug that might halt or reverse dementia has been slow, and largely disappointing. Over the
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects about 10 million Americans, although many of those people may not be aware they have this common circulation problem. That’s because peripheral artery symptoms include pain and weakness in the leg, as well as sores on the legs and feet that don’t heal. The symptoms are
Are you getting MCT oil benefits? If you don’t quite know what MCT oils are, you likely won’t know the answer to that question. So let’s start with a primer on MCTs, a naturally occurring source of dietary fats especially abundant in coconut oil. MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, a
A heart attack (myocardial infarction, or MI) happens when an artery is blocked or when blood flow is severely restricted and can’t reach the heart. When the area of the heart that relies on that oxygen-rich blood is deprived, all or part of it can die. Receiving timely medical attention can
You’re doing all the right things to improve your lipid profile. You’ve shed some extra pounds. You’re eating a heart-healthy diet. You’re exercising every day. Nevertheless, your doctor says your cholesterol still isn’t quite where it should be, and your odds of suffering a heart attack or stroke are still
Researchers have identified a number of herbal and nutritional supplements that can prevent or slow the progression of memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. But four stand out as being especially effective. Because symptoms don’t manifest until years or decades after they begin, these four supplements for cognitive
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
Too much is a bad thing, but regularly drinking light to moderate amounts of red wine can help lower cholesterol naturally and improve cardiovascular health. What could be an easier or more enjoyable home remedy for high cholesterol?