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  2. Alternative Treatments for High Cholesterol There are many alternative treatments that claim to lower cholesterol. Before you try any, talk to your doctor. Few natural products have been proven in scientific studies to lower cholesterol, but some might be helpful. Either way, it’s important to ask your doctor if a supplement or alternative remedy could affect other medications you're taking or cause side effects. Supplements for Lowering Cholesterol Some of the herbal and nutritional supplements that may help lower cholesterol include: Garlic: Some studies show that garlic
  3. After Heart Attack, Cardiac Rehab Begins Road to Recovery Your heart is in an incredibly vulnerable state if you've suffered a heart attack or are fighting heart failure, and cardiac rehabilitation could be an important part of your recovery. Unfortunately, not enough older folks appear to be taking advantage of this life-saving therapy. Fewer than one in 10 eligible Medicare beneficiaries get recommended heart failure rehab treatments, the American Heart Association recently noted. "Based on the current data, more than 90% of people with heart failure will not receive a t
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  5. Options ▼ Hi to all--I'm new here & first post. In the past ..all my other cardiac posts dealt with rhythm issue (SVT...PACs..etc ) Going back to late 1980s--1990s...always seeing a cardiologist (Both in my native Philly & out in LA) Have had .numerous studies Stress EKGs w contrast--Echos....Holter "Event monitors"----ALWAYS dealing w the "Conduction" issues--never "Plumbing"---! (Dx with "mitral valve prolapse... Int. LBBB )- Anyhow--now in my 70s--& recently had a "Stress EKG" (With isotope) Previous one back in...2017 ( all ..WAS good then)- Good
  6. Intermittent Fasting Works, Helps at Least in the Short Term - Intermittent fasting can lead to weight loss and other health benefits, at least in the short-term, new research suggests. Combined results from a total of 130 clinical trials show that intermittent fasting could help reduce weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat, “bad” cholesterol, fasting blood sugar, and blood pressure, among other risk factors associated with obesity. Two specific types of intermittent fasting were associated with significant weight loss and other health benefits. One, called modified alt
  7. Matt Moran's stuffed mushrooms INGREDIENTS 3 slices sourdough bread ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil ½ bunch oregano, leaves picked and chopped 1 tbs thyme leaves ½ bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and chopped, plus extra to serve 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 50g pine nuts, chopped Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 2 tbs white wine 50g parmesan, finely grated, plus extra to serve 8 portobello mushrooms Green salad to serve METHOD 1.Preheat oven to 200°C. 2.Tear bread into rough crumbs. Place in a b
  8. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Diets for Heart Health Diets to Try Before and After Heart Failure This article will discuss diets for congestive heart failure and tips for shopping, cooking, and eating out, as well as what foods and beverages are included as part of a heart-healthy diet. Some definitions will help: Terms to Know Cholesterol: This waxy, fatlike substance is found in the cells of your body. It helps your body build cell membranes, vitamin D, and hormones, but too much can be bad for your heart health. Animal sources such as red meats, poultry, eg
  9. My sister, 46 years old, recently got sick (suddenly started sweating and feeling very faint) during a social party on 05 Dec 2021. At a quick checkup BP was found normal. The next day on 06 Dec 2021 she went to a doctor and did an ECG. In ECG it was identified as 'Long QT Interval'. Later on 11 Dec 2021 she went to another doctor for a second opinion. As per Dr advice ECHO and Colour Doppler test were carried out and found 'Normal'. We are a bit confused now. Can you please advise us if this is a serious case that needs immediate attention? If yes, whom should we consult for further inv
  10. Medicine Tips for Seniors What special risks do medications pose for seniors? For many older people, needing a prescription medicine is almost as inevitable as grey hair and reading glasses. Two-thirds of all seniors take at least one medication each day, and 25 percent take three or more. Many seniors owe their lives -- or at least their lifestyles -- to medications, but the remedies can also carry serious risks. As a senior, you're especially vulnerable to the effects of prescription drugs. Not only do people in your age group take more drugs than any other group, you're also
  11. US surgeons test pig kidney transplant in a human US surgeons say they have successfully given a pig's kidney to a person in a transplant breakthrough they hope could ultimately solve donor organ shortages. The recipient was brain-dead, meaning they were already on artificial life support with no prospect of recovering. The kidney came from a pig that had been genetically modified to stop the organ being recognised by the body as "foreign" and being rejected. The work is not yet peer-reviewed or published but there are plans for this. Experts say it is the most advance
  12. Exercise and the brain: three ways physical activity changes its very structure Regular exercise changes the structure of our bodies’ tissues in obvious ways, such as reducing the size of fat stores and increasing muscle mass. Less visible, but perhaps even more important, is the profound influence exercise has on the structure of our brains – an influence that can protect and preserve brain health and function throughout life. In fact, some experts believe that the human brain may depend on regular physical activity to function optimally throughout our lifetime. Here are just a few
  13. What Is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting (IF) is a method of calorie restriction that requires you to go for extended periods of time without eating. There are different types of IF programs—some recommend fasting for a few hours or for a certain part of each day, some require fasting for a few days each week, and some involve fasting for several days each month. Intermittent fasting has gained momentum because of popular beliefs that the regimes can help you improve your level of fitness, boost longevity, and get faster and longer-lasting weight loss results. There has be
  14. Innovative Technology to Help Manage Heart Failure While we’ve come a long way in the treatment and management of heart failure, we can still do better. By 2030, over 8 million adults will be living with heart failure, a 50% increase compared to almost 2 decades earlier. We need to do everything we can to give these people what they need to thrive after their diagnosis. That’s where digital health and technologies come in. There’s good research now to show that it can help both doctors and patients manage heart failure and improve life with the condition. Here’s what I think is the m
  15. Study reveals what causes type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it As the incidence of diabetes continues to increase globally, the fight against this chronic condition continues. New research explains not only what triggers type 2 diabetes but also how to reverse the condition. The findings also shed light on what leads to remission after reversal for some people. Between 1980 and 2014, the number of people living with diabetes across the world increased Trusted Source from about 108 million to 422 million. As many as 90%Trusted Source of these individuals have type 2 diabetes.
  16. The secret to a long and healthy life is always prefer need over greed. In everything. In food, work, family, entertainment...everything.
  17. I can't even imagine how scary a stroke must be. It's amazing what obstacles the human spirit really can, and does, overcome. If you have a loved one spend every day with them like it's your last.
  18. There's actually a small population of people in a village (forget the location) but anyway, they have a decreased risk of developing heart disease due to a genetic mutation which they were able to track back to a single person. Some scientists created a synthetic version of the protein responsible for the decreased risk and found from small testing done on I believe it was rats not only decreased the risk of heart disease but it appeared to reverse heart disease as well. From memory they were on stage 2 clinical trials. evolution may have found the cure to heart disease heres a source a
  19. Avoid eating MEAT, DAIRY, and Eggs. Many studies have proven this, they have documentary on it called "what the health" it's on Netflix. :)
  20. Sugar has always been the culprit, eating too much added sugar can have many negative health effects. It is a major cause of obesity and many chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes.
  21. thanks for sharing this recipe, I've been searching for breakfast alternatives because I'm running out of ideas.
  22. My family has always been careful especially this pandemic. We make sure our parents are protected because seniors have high risk of getting infected and they both have underlying conditions.
  23. Heart disease: Cutting out one type of food significantly reduces your risk says new study HEART disease: There are around 7.6 million people living with a heart or circulatory disease in the UK: four million men and 3.6 million women according to the British Heart Foundation. You can significantly reduce your risk by cutting out one food type, says latest study. What is it? Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. Heart disease is caused by the blood supply being blocked or slowed by a build-up of fatty tissues in the arteries. A new study
  24. The cause of prostate enlargement is unknown, but it's believed to be linked to hormonal changes as a man gets older. The balance of hormones in your body changes as you get older and this may cause your prostate gland to grow.
  25. Enlarged Prostate Doesn't Raise a Man's Odds for Cancer Far from it, a new study suggests. Also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the condition may actually provide some protection for men from developing prostate cancer, researchers report. "Men are often anxious about prostate cancer, as it is the second most common cancer in men, with some worrying BPH increases their risk of prostate cancer," said lead researcher Dr. Kiran Nandalur. He is vice chief of diagnostic radiology and molecular imaging at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. "Some previous studies hav
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