Half of the Deaths from Heart Attacks Had Ideal Cholesterol Readings

Cholesterol is needed to maintain healthy cell membranes, build hormones like progesterone, estrogen, cortisol, and testosterone, and serve as the precursor 7-dehydrocholesterol for vitamin D creation in the skin. However, oxidized cholesterol is a different animal and can be a … Continue reading

Decongestant Ingredient May be Hazardous to Your Health

People find ways to misuse products in ways the manufacturers never intended their usage. Spray paint, for example, was misused when teens back in the ’70s smelled or sniffed it to get high. Many other examples of manufacturers had to … Continue reading

Two Options to Reduce Likelihood of Second Heart Attack

One in five people will be admitted to a hospital for a second heart attack within five years of their first one. Albert Einstein is credited with saying, “Insanity is doing the same things repeatedly and expecting new results.” Why … Continue reading

Nearly 90% of People Die from Widowmaker Heart Attack

The left anterior descending artery (LAD) supplies most of the blood to your heart. When plaque blocks the LAD, blood flow stops, and a heart attack can be eminent. Widowmaker is a term used to describe a heart attack that … Continue reading

No Symptoms Can Lead to an Early Death

Have you ever wondered why a person dies of a heart attack and never had any symptoms? It is because there are not any. By the time you have chest pains, plaque may already clog your arteries. Angina https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/angina/symptoms-causes/syc-20369373#:~:text=Angina%20symptoms%20include%20chest%20pain,Dizziness Chest … Continue reading

Heart Attack & Stroke Risk Reduced by One Pill

News today indicates that a single pill can reduce heart attack and stroke. It is called a polypill. It contains several generic blood pressure and cholesterol medications. The Polypill Announcement https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/pill-polypill-stroke-heart-attack/2020/11/17/id/997390/ Four drugs – Simvastatin (a cholesterol-lowering drug), Atenolol (a … Continue reading

Panic Attacks!

With a pandemic, election-year politics, protests, self-quarantine, job disruptions, empty sports stadiums, kids may or may not go back to school, bars closed, and other cultural aspects in turmoil, panic attacks can happen. Would you recognize one? What can you … Continue reading

Waiting for a Stroke?

Blood pressure, the silent killer, is something all of us must track regularly. Why? Your ‘normal’ high blood pressure in the 120-139 range for systolic pressure increases your risk for stroke by 71% and for heart attack by 50% compared … Continue reading

A Major Statin Drug Concern

The New England Journal of Medicine reported that at least 250,000 heart attacks last year could have been prevented by controlling inflammation. These 250,000 heart attacks represent 20% of the total 1,250,000 heart attacks annually. Half of the total heart … Continue reading

Statin Drugs – Are They Safe?

  Statin drugs lower cholesterol by blocking the enzyme, hydroxy-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoA reductase) It is responsible for producing cholesterol by your liver.  Cholesterol is a critical component of your health. It is critical for the normal function of every cell in your body. Cholesterol can contribute … Continue reading