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Top 10 Tips To Avoid High Blood Pressure

2018-07-24T14:16:50+00:00

High blood pressure is very common at menopause, and oestrogen dominance is often the cause. Rebalancing hormones naturally can help bring blood pressure back to normal and so can these simple prevention techniques. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, dietary strategies will be crucial to controlling your levels. Avoiding processed foods (due to their being high in sugar/fructose, grains, trans fat and other damaged fats and processed salt) is my number one recommendation if you have high blood pressure. Instead, make whole, ideally organic, foods the focus of your diet. As you reduce processed foods, and other sources of [...]

Top 10 Tips To Avoid High Blood Pressure 2018-07-24T14:16:50+00:00

Simple blood test that could diagnose the 10 year risk of heart attack

2016-09-25T11:29:31+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] A genetic test could identify people at risk of a heart attack a decade in advance, scientists claim. Calculating someone’s coronary ‘risk score’, based on their genetic make-up, could help doctors prevent countless heart attacks, experts say. Coronary heart disease, in which the major arteries become clogged, kills nearly 70,000 people in Britain each year. While in the US, nearly 380,000 die from hearts attacks as a result of the disease annually. Many of these cases are avoidable, with lifestyle factors - particularly drinking, smoking, diet and exercise - having an [...]

Simple blood test that could diagnose the 10 year risk of heart attack 2016-09-25T11:29:31+00:00

Heart Disease Affects Women As Much As Men

2016-06-30T09:32:19+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] When we think of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease (CVD) our immediate assumption is that it’s a male problem but the truth is that it’s the world’s leading cause of premature death and the number one killer of women. Perceptions need to change Latest statistics indicate that, around the world, more than two million women die every year due to CVD (including both heart disease and stroke). The Heart and Stroke Foundation SA says that one in four women will have some form of heart condition before the age of 60 and [...]

Heart Disease Affects Women As Much As Men 2016-06-30T09:32:19+00:00

Chronic use of GERD drugs ages Blood Vessels

2016-05-25T10:05:01+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Chronic use of some drugs for heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux (GERD) speeds up the ageing of blood vessels, according to new research. This accelerated ageing in humans could lead to increased cardiovascular disease, vascular dementia and renal failure. These findings by a Houston Methodist Research Institute team are a progression of the work that Dr John Cooke began more than five years ago, and support recent epidemiological and retrospective studies that observed associations between the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of heart attack, renal failure [...]

Chronic use of GERD drugs ages Blood Vessels 2016-05-25T10:05:01+00:00