Circulatory (heart, arteries, veins)

The circulatory system is a vast network of organs and vessels that is responsible for the flow of blood, nutrients, hormones, oxygen and other gases to and from cells.

Health Benefits of Exercise

Exercise

Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness & can contribute positively to maintaining a healthy weight, building & maintaining healthy bone density, muscle strength & joint mobility.

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Antidepressants linked to heart disease

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As reported on Sat Apr 2 in Reuters, Antidepressants use is linked with an increase risk of heart disease. Middle-age men who use antidepressants are more likely to have a narrowing of blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes, than those who do not use the medications, according to a study of more than 500 male twins with a mean age of 55. Depression itself not seen associated with thickening.

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Voltaren Increases Risk of Heart Attack & Stroke

voltaren

The latest diclofenac (Voltaren) study, led by David Henry of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto, found diclofenac raises your risk of a heart attack or stroke by about 40 percent, compared to taking no NSAID.

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Natural Medicine Approaches to Lower Cholesterol

Olive oil

Cholesterol is a fat that is manufactured in the liver or intestines. It is used to produce hormones & cell membranes & is transported in the blood. Natural medicine approaches to maintain & lower cholesterol.

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Natural Medicine Causes & Treatment of Hypertension

hypertension

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. It is classified as either primary (essential) or secondary. About 90-95% of cases are termed "primary hypertension", which refers to high blood pressure for which no medical cause can be found. The remaining 5-10% of cases (Secondary hypertension) are caused by another conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart, or endocrine system. From a naturopathic perspective there is a plethora of dietary, lifestyle and supplement and herbal medicine advice that will address the causes of hypertension and lower blood pressure naturally

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Do statins increase the risk of prostate cancer

statin side effects

Experimental studies have shown that statins have potential protective effects against cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the use of statins was associated with prostate cancer risk.

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Curcumin in turmeric can repair stroke damage

turmeric

Scientists have created a new molecule from curcumin, the key chemical component of the spice turmeric. The new compound CNB-001 does not attack clots, but instead repairs stroke damage at the molecular level that feed and support the all-important brain cells, neurons. For a herbal tinctures that reduces cholesterol and lowers blood pressure to reduce the risk of stroke please see Carahealth Blood Pressure & Heart Tonic

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