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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

…blood pressure and overall circulation. It also keeps the endothelium in shape by curbing inflammation and oxidative stress. Unfortunately, atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart disease and other vascular disorders, is characterized by endothelial dysfunction and a limited capacity to…

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Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

…most significant risk factor for stroke. That’s because chronically elevated blood pressure weakens blood vessels and contributes to atherosclerosis (narrowing of the arteries). This in turn increases the risk of a blood clot disrupting flow to the brain—in other words, a stroke. Here…

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Antioxidants Are Key When Managing Diabetes

…shown that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and protect against diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Supplementation with both of these antioxidants is associated with a reduced risk of diabetic retinopathy. If you are living with diabetes,…

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Should You Have an Angiogram?

…illuminates the arteries detects blockages as a series of lumps or bumps that are interpreted as prime offenders in heart disease. However, atherosclerosis is generally diffuse, with smooth and symmetrical layers of buildup as well as random projections into the opening of the artery. Since an…

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Insulin: A Little-Known Cause of High Blood Pressure

…endothelial cells lining the arteries. Insulin also has growth factor–like activity that thickens blood vessels and increases risk of atherosclerosis. Since diabetics are already at dramatically increased risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, the last thing they need is a…

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Surprising Connection Between Insulin and Hypertension

…of the endothelial cells lining the arteries. It also has growth factor–like activity that thickens blood vessels and increases risk of atherosclerosis. Since people living with diabetes are already at dramatically increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, the last thing they…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…in the neck that supply blood to the brain. Treatment options for carotid artery stenosis include drugs and lifestyle changes to target atherosclerosis. Two invasive procedures are also used to treat carotid artery stenosis and to prevent a stroke: Carotid endarterectomy, in which the artery…

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How To Maintain Natural Prostate Health

I know there are many health topics most men aren't comfortable talking about. They'd rather suffer in silence, pretending everything's fine--even if it's not. Since this Sunday is Father's Day, I thought I would dedicate today's blog post, and Friday's, to talking about…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…and protects the vascular endothelium—the thin layer of cells lining the blood vessel walls, which plays a key role in hypertension, atherosclerosis, and other cardiovascular conditions. Japanese researchers tested the benefits of thermotherapy in patients with high blood pressure, congestive…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

…radiation. By decreasing LDL cholesterol and plaque deposits on artery walls, vitamin E reduces the probability of heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. It is also an effective therapy for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, vitamin E helps alleviate…

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