Atherosclerosis

Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

…in 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 produce…

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Diabetes Complication #1: Heart Disease

…primarily a disease of the blood vessels, or coronary arteries, that supply the heart muscle with vital oxygen and nutrients. In a process known as atherosclerosis, the artery walls become narrowed and hardened with buildups of cholesterol and cellular debris, which can restrict blood flow and impair circulation…

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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 some of these vexing, and…

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Supplements for Erectile Dysfunction

…dysfunction, as a circulatory disease, but in most cases that is exactly what it is. The greatest risk factors for erectile dysfunction are age, atherosclerosis, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol—and every single one of them is associated with impairments in blood flow and compromised…

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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, aim…

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Should You Have an Angiogram?

…that 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 angiogram…

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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 respiratory…

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Vitamin E Benefits for Diabetes and Heart Health

…shown that high doses of supplemental vitamin E may even reverse damage to nerves caused by diabetes and protect against diabetic cataracts and atherosclerosis. Research Proves Vitamin E Benefits Additional research suggests that approximately 40 percent of people with diabetes have a gene variation (haptoglobin…

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Surprising Connection Between Insulin and Hypertension

…function 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 need…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…arteries 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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Improve Your Health With Amino Acid Supplements

…cells and causes the arteries to dilate, increasing blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Plus, it reduces inflammation, a primary cause of atherosclerosis. And if that’s not enough, it protects against free radical damage, while also blocking the adhesion of white blood cells to the arterial walls—an…

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Insulin: A Little-Known Cause of High Blood Pressure

…of the 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 treatment…

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