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Adjunctive Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

Approximately 5 million Americans have congestive heart failure, and it contributes to 300,000 deaths annually. Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle—damaged by a heart attack, chronic hypertension or coronary artery disease, infection, drugs or toxins—is unable to pump enough nutrient…

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Request a Magnesium IV for Heart Attack

…magnesium, nearly twice as many patients in the placebo 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…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…it plays key roles in several aspects of cardiovascular health, and deficiencies are linked to an increased risk of hypertension, heart attack, heart failure, and death. Subpar levels also promote electrical instability in the heart and are associated with a variety of rhythm disturbances, including ventricular…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…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 to treat patients with…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…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 the drug…

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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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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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Two Diabetes Risk Factors You May Not Know About

…to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder). Drugs prescribed for patients with hypertension, such as thiazide diuretics (also used to treat heart failure), and beta blockers raise risk of diabetes as well. Researchers recently discovered that taking antidepressants for two or more years have an 84…

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High-Dose Statin Medications Can Cause Diabetes

…statin medications. Statins are rife with safety concerns including cognitive problems, muscle pain and weakness, fatigue, liver damage and even heart failure. Now, we can add another statin drug side effect to that list—diabetes. New findings published this week in the Journal of American Medical Association…

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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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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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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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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

…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 zinc supplements, take extra copper as well…

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EECP: An Excellent Alternative to Bypass Surgery

…and EECP helps open them up. In 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…

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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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