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This Is What Happens When Your Left Atrium Is Enlarged

Several heart conditions can cause the left atrium to swell up, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure. When this happens, it is called left atrial enlargement. But then what? Take a look at what happens when your left atrium is enlarged. As you know, the left atrium is one of four chambers in the heart and is located on the…

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This Is All You Need To Know About Zinc Deficiency

Although I recently wrote about some of the risks of taking supplements, Zinc is on the good guys’ list and is a necessary component of a healthy body. So, here is all you need to know about Zinc deficiency and how to make sure you’re getting enough. You know, of course, that there are certain nutrients and foods, such as…

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How These 9 Conditions Are Threatening Your Arteries And Veins

A good understanding of how these 9 conditions are threatening your arteries and veins will save you a world of trouble down the line. Some of them have no symptoms until a serious risk such as a heart attack or a stroke starts brewing: sometimes it’s too late. Your arteries and veins are vital to the circulation of blood throughout…

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How Pushy Patients Get Results – Try It, You’ll Like It!

One of the most amusing revelations I’ve had throughout my years in medicine has come by observing how pushy patients get results… In my own practice as a Cardiology Specialist and a Diabetes Educator, I’ve always viewed caring for my patients as a partnership. While I have the medical expertise and knowledge about the human heart and diabetes, the men…

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7 Dietary Supplements Putting Women At Risk

This one is for the ladies especially, but guys, take heed. While multiple supplements are “recommended” by TV ads, magazines an even many “medical” information websites, you may be taking more risks than you realize. So, let me tell you about 7 dietary supplements putting women at risk.   First, a little background: Nearly half of Americans take herbal or…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure By Taking It Easy

Have you considered that you can lower your blood pressure by taking it easy? For your general information, here’s a brief explanation of what blood pressure is and why it matters: Blood Pressure Basics Your blood pressure is the force that a surge of blood from the heart exerts on your arteries. It is measured at two points:  ➡ Systolic…

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Migraine Headaches Can Be A Risk Factor For Cardiovascular Disease

A new study brings some concerning news for the millions of us who experience migraine headaches. Scientists have found that migraine headaches can be a risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease. Often called “heart disease,” the term Cardiovascular Disease includes any conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, such as stroke, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart rate and heart failure. Based on…

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The Secret Cost Of Anorexia To Your Heart

Here’s a sad story about the secret cost of Anorexia to your heart. One of the first patients this young Doctor cared for during her residency training was a young woman in her forties. She was admitted to the intensive care unit because her heart, liver, and kidneys had failed. She was on a ventilator so they communicated by writing…

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Smokers With Low Chest Muscle Mass Face A Higher Risk Of Death

We know that smoking causes a wide range of diseases, but consider this a stop sign: New research suggests that smokers with low chest muscle mass face a higher risk of death. If you’re not in good physical condition and have weak muscles, this would be a good time to work on that. The Centers For Disease Control report that cigarette…

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