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Category: Heart Health

what is metabolic syndrome

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is an unhealthy metabolism that leads to fatal diseases such as heart attacks, diabetes, and cancer. Moreover, this condition affects more than a fifth of the US population and about a quarter of the European population. Even though its prevalence in South-east Asia is lower, it is still rapidly moving towards the rates…
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cardiovascular risk assessment

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Cardiovascular diseases such as ischemic heart disease, thrombosis, arterial hypertension with its complications – myocardial infarction and stroke – constitute a dynamic multistep process that is closely related to inflammation. It is well-known that CVD diseases rank first among all other diseases of mankind. Traditionally for making an accurate diagnosis, the patient must undergo a…
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treatment for vitamin d deficiency

Treatment for vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency affects people of all ages. Last time we analyzed in detail how a deficiency of this vitamin affects our health. This time we will talk about natural and medical treatment for vitamin D deficiency. Let us start with how we define vitamin D deficiency. In summary, a deficiency occurs when the serum…
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Lower your cholesterol

Lower Your Cholesterol

Even with these new ideas that inflammation is the cause of heart disease, cholesterol, and its constituents still account for heart problems in most cases. So this time, we’ll discuss what you can do if your lipid level test results exceed optimal levels. We’ll start by looking at how to lower your cholesterol without pills.…
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Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Test

Although countries are focusing on fighting cardiovascular disease (CVD), the burden of coronary artery disease continues to rise globally. Atherosclerosis, the precursor of CV events, keeps progressing insidiously without symptoms. Let’s take a look at the reasons why this is happening, as well as at the solutions for the problem. Among other things, we will…
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Coronary Artery Calcium Score Test

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, coronary artery disease (CAD) accounting for half of all such deaths. And at least 25% of patients experiencing nonfatal acute myocardial infarction or sudden death had no previous symptoms. Do you know that a 1999 study confirmed that coronary artery disease is ubiquitous between the ages…
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Lab tests

Lipid Panel Blood Test: monitoring and sustaining healthy

More than 102 million American Adults (20 years or older) have total cholesterol levels at or above 200 mg/dL, which is above healthy levels. More than 35 million of these people have levels of 240 mg/dL or higher, which puts them at high risk for heart disease.

vitamin D

Vitamin D function as the overall health hormone

Modern books on wellness management often mention Vitamin D. In today’s publication we’ll find out what Vitamin D is and why sustaining its optimum level is critically important for your health.

What is unique about vitamin D is that we don’t only get with food but can also produce it in our body by being exposed to sunlight.

C-Reactive Protein CRP Test

C-Reactive Protein CRP Test

C-reactive protein is a protein made in the liver that indicates the amount of inflammation in the body. A high CRP level increases one’s vulnerability to cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.

checking homocysteine serum levels

Checking Homocysteine Serum Levels

Homocysteine is produced in our body (it is not contained in food) through the metabolism of an essential amino acid called methionine. Normally, formed homocysteine quickly turns into other, harmless substances – vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid are needed for these transformations. But in elevated concentrations, homocysteine provides a whole range of adverse effects,…
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