Heart Failure

Adjunctive Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

…small study involving patients with congestive heart failure who were treated with cardiac stem cells, collected from each patient during surgery, purified and later infused into their damaged hearts. Following treatment for congestive heart failure, ejection fraction increased by 8 percentage points…

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Coenzyme Q10 Benefits: Did You Know?

…significant improvements after taking CoQ10 for four months. * Low CoQ10 levels are an independent predictor of death in patients with chronic heart failure. Now it’s your turn: There are multiple health benefits of coenzyme Q10. Do you take CoQ10? If so, what for? You May Also be Interested in * 5…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…iatrogenic, or inadvertently caused by medical treatment, in this case by drugs. ACE inhibitors, a popular class of medications for heart disease, hypertension and heart failure, promote a chronic dry cough in one in four patients who take them—and it’s severe enough that a good percentage of them discontinue…

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Request a Magnesium IV for Heart Attack

…group had died from heart disease or other causes, and there were considerably more cases of heart failure and impaired heart function those who did not receive a magnesium IV treatment. Additional Uses for Magnesium IV Treatments In addition to increasing survival after heart attack, magnesium IV treatment…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…and other cardiovascular conditions. Japanese researchers tested the benefits of thermotherapy in patients with high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and obesity by treating them with two-week courses of 15 minutes of infrared sauna followed by 30 minutes under a warm blanket…

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EECP: An Excellent Alternative to Bypass Surgery

…addition to helping patients avoid bypass, EECP is also beneficial for other cardiovascular problems including heart failure, chest pain, hypertension, and coronary artery blockages. Many non-heart related health conditions have also responded favorably to EECP including memory disorders, erectile dysfunction…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

…muscles, nerves, and the immune system. Animal studies have shown that copper deficiency causes weakened hearts and blood vessels, bone defects identical to osteoporosis, and even death from heart failure or a ruptured aorta. Zinc interferes with the body’s ability to absorb copper, so if you’re taking…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…Healing in August 1991. Back then all we really knew about this supplement was that it improved angina, heart function, and exercise tolerance in patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure. As further research emerged over the years, I have added it to a handful of other treatment protocols…

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Statins and Their Side Effects

…CoQ10. CoQ10 is an essential compound necessary for energy production in the mitochondria of your cells. * Can cause fatigue, muscle weakness and heart failure because they deplete your body’s valuable CoQ10 reserves. * Have a long list of adverse affects including problems with memory and mood, suicidal…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…on the market because they deplete coenzyme Q10 and are associated with increased risk of memory loss and other cognitive problems, diabetes, heart failure, muscle pain and weakness, and liver damage. Furthermore, along with the extended-release niacin, participants received another drug (laropiprant…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…mainstream medicine. I plan to come back any time I have a serious health problem, and I have definitely ruled out heart surgery.” EECP is a proven therapy for angina and heart failure. And because improvements in circulation and arterial health are systemic, we also use EECP therapy at Whitaker Wellness…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…your health in the process. Statins are rife with safety concerns including cognitive problems, muscle pain and weakness, fatigue, liver damage, heart failure and diabetes. Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally * Fight high cholesterol with fiber. Fiber binds to bile acids in the intestines and reduces reabsorption…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…Studies demonstrate that moderate caffeine consumption reduces risk of stroke. * At an optimal level of four cups per day, coffee protects against heart failure. Bountiful Benefits of Caffeine * Caffeine improves endurance and athletic performance. * Caffeine reduces risk of gout and gallstones. * Caffeine…

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Ribose Makes Exercising Easier

…absorbed and delivered to energy-starved tissues—where it rapidly and dramatically rebuilds energy reserves. Research has shown that patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease who are given ribose feel better and are able to increase their level of physical activity. In one study, published…

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Vitamin E for Diabetes

Several studies have found that, compared to other drugs, Avandia (a popular drug prescribed to patients with diabetes) increases risk of heart failure by 60 percent, heart attack by 40 percent, and death in patients age 65 and over by 30 percent. We’ve known for some time that this drug is killing people…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…Ribavirin has serious side effects as well, including hemolytic anemia, which is marked by the destruction of red blood cells and increased risk of heart attack. It has also been linked with headaches, shortness of breath, and cough. Side effects notwithstanding, interferon isn’t all that effective…

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You Heard It Here First: The "K" Factor Lowers Blood Pressure

…program, 12 eight-ounce glasses of water per day (build up to this gradually and consult with your doctor if you have kidney problems or congestive heart failure), techniques to manage stress, and a comprehensive high-dose vitamin and mineral regimen. Now it’s your turn: Which potassium-rich food is your…

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Benefits of Bergamot

…loss, confusion, and muscle weakness. But there’s more: Statins can also cause liver toxicity, fatigue, muscle soreness, exercise intolerance, heart failure, amnesia, and even death. Two polyphenols abundant in bergamot, bruteridine and melitidine, also target this same pathway—but at a different level…

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