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Calcium Pills: What You Really Need
caused damage. If your cholesterol is high, however, avoiding calcium won't save your arteries . And if your cholesterol is at healthy levels, you ..... daily has been linked to calcium deposits in arteries and the kidneys. Fortunately
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problems. For example, atherosclerosis , the hardening of the arteries and a major cause of cardiovascular ..... called stints to relieve clogged arteries . Both treatments are ..... pressure, high blood cholesterol , tobacco use, diabetes
Ready for Your Screen Tests?
tiniest anomaly in your arteries and organs. That can lead ..... noninvasive test that scans your arteries for the presence of calcium deposits . "If there's calcium ..... that means there's also cholesterol and plaque that has built ..... both calcium and plaque in arteries , but it's not yet clear
"Why Am I So Tired?" 4 Overlooked Causes of Extreme Fatigue
women with dangerously clogged arteries that escaped notice ..... angiogram if she suspects clogged arteries in your heart. Because ..... ll also test your cholesterol , blood pressure, and ..... Treatment: You may get a cholesterol -lowering statin
Dr. Oz Answers Your Most Pressing Health Questions
moderation can raise HDL ("good" cholesterol ), prevent artery damage caused by LDL ("bad" cholesterol ), and reduce the formation of blood ..... early stage cardiovascular disease. Clogged arteries , for instance, can slow the flow
Is There A Healthy Way to Fast?
a month—suggest that the practice raises good cholesterol and lowers inflammation of blood vessels. Mormons ..... month—are about 40 percent less likely to have clogged arteries than people who don't fast. The flip side is that
How to Unbreak a Heart
into four separate chambers. Others become valves and arteries , weaving intricately through muscle walls. With architectural ..... have gone—the house itself begins to fall apart. Arteries clog with plaque, plaque causes heart attacks, heart
6 Hidden Health Benefits of Eating Peels, Stems and Rinds
suggests that these nutrients may even reduce harmful LDL cholesterol better than some prescription drugs. How to eat it: Grate ..... quercetin, which may reduce blood pressure and prevent arterial plaque . How to eat them: Simmer in stocks, soups, and stews
Ask Dr. Oz: Is it True that a Person's Risk of Having a Heart Attack Increases in Winter?
heart has to pump harder to keep your body's thermostat turned up. Seasonal flu is another risk factor. It may make arterial plaque unstable, blocking blood flow. Finally, keep in mind that the physical exertion of shoveling snow can worsen the burden
Dr. Oz: Should You Worry About Erectile Dysfunction?
are linked to psychological issues). Often the condition is an indicator of early stage cardiovascular disease. Clogged arteries , for instance, can slow the flow of blood to the penis. And diabetes , over time, can damage the blood vessels