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How To Avoid Serious Heart Problems

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How To Avoid Serious Heart Problems

Heart conditions are a number one killer today. Our societies suffer from more serious heart conditions than ever before. It crosses all borders, genders and ages.  Any condition where your heart doesn’t work properly is a serious one, but some of these can be avoided or even reversed towards a cure. Heart Conditions Heart Failure…

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The Costs of Taking Actos

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The Costs of Taking Actos

According to Consumer Reports, Actos (pioglitazone), the oral diabetes medication intended for controlling the blood sugar levels of type 2 diabetics, should only be taken as a last resort and should be otherwise avoided at all costs. The same month Actos was put on the market, Consumer Reports recommended avoiding Actos as a “generic and…

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What Is Hyperhidrosis And How Is It Managed?

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What Is Hyperhidrosis And How Is It Managed?

What is Hyperhidrosis and How is it Managed? Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating, a condition that affects almost 3% of Americans. While hyperhidrosis can be embarrassing, it can also have more serious side effects, including dehydration and skin infections due to the chronically moist nature of the skin. Hyperhidrosis is not well…

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Top 10 Tips for Better Heart Health

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Top 10 Tips for Better Heart Health

Image Credits: Author owned! Here are the top 10 tips for a healthy ticker: 1. They are filled with fiber. Not only does fiber help lower levels of LDL cholesterol (“bad cholesterol”), can help control weight. Being overweight increases the risk of heart failure by a third, while obesity doubles. While two-thirds of Americans are…

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Considering The Option of a Weight Loss Surgery

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Considering The Option of a Weight Loss Surgery

Many of us think that undergoing a surgery is a big deal and has many side effects. The truth is, weight loss surgery helps shedding pounds but also has several health benefits. Most of us, at some point in our lives, have had the thought of going on a diet. A few of us who…

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Preventing Further Heart Attacks

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Preventing Further Heart Attacks

The biggest problem for anyone who has had a heart attack is how to prevent the next one. This has been extensively covered by many RCTs, the results of which have been reviewed in Clinical Evidence. The guidelines run as follows. ‘Antiplatelet’ treatment, the main one of which is aspirin, ‘produces substantial reductions in the…

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Heart Problems? Want To Know What A Pacemaker Is?

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Heart Problems? Want To Know What A Pacemaker Is?

Do you want to know what a pacemaker is? Maybe you know someone who just went through an operation and a pacemaker was placed in his heart to help him in his condition. Or it can also be that you need a pacemaker yourself, and you are reading this because you want to know more.…

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Is Drinking Bad For My Immune System and Health?

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Is Drinking Bad For My Immune System and Health?

The answer to this vital question depends on how much you drink and the circumstances. Virtually everyone knows that heavy abusive drinking, especially over a period of decades, increases the risks of both accidents and health problems. People shouldn’t drink if advised by their doctor not to do so, if they will be driving, operating…

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Do You Know What Smoking is Really Doing to Your Body?

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Do You Know What Smoking is Really Doing to Your Body?

We’ve all heard the facts and seen the labels on the packages, so it’s unlikely that there is anyone left who doubts the negative health effects that smoking has on your body. The anti-smoking charity Ash believes that about 10 million people in the UK smoke cigarettes and a further two million smoke cigars, pipes…

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Info For ACLS Practitioners: The Relationship Between Humidity, Heat And Heart Failure

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Info For ACLS Practitioners: The Relationship Between Humidity, Heat And Heart Failure

New studies have found that high levels of humidity may prove to be deadly in elderly patients and can aid heart attacks. Many people suffer from heat-related illnesses when their bodies are unable to cope with fluctuations in temperature. Those individuals, who already suffer from heart failure, are at a much greater risk because heat…

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