Posts Categorized: Heart Health

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How can I manage my heartburn?

It is called heartburn for a reason — the pain can be so intense it is confused with a heart attack or other heart conditions. For those who suffer from heartburn or acid reflux, it can be draining because of its intensity. Heartburn can affect our quality of life, limit productivity and, because it can…
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What does my blood pressure mean?

Is there a reason why our practitioners check our blood pressure at every visit regardless of the cause? Or is it just a routine protocol that has little effect on our health? There is unfortunately a very good reason. High blood pressure, also termed hypertension, is called the “silent killer” because it often causes no…
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Love Your Heart Today

“A way to a person’s heart is through his/her stomach” is a phrase that has more than one meaning! According to the National Lipid Association, lifestyle behaviors such as healthy eating and physical activity are vital components in managing increased blood fat levels, known as dyslipidemia. Developing healthy eating habits can protect your heart and…
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Am I at risk for diabetes?

World Diabetes Day is Nov. 14. This day was established by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1991 in response to the increasing health concerns caused by diabetes. Diabetes is a medical condition where the blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is too high. An important hormone called…
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What is an EKG?

Often when a patient is referred to a cardiologist, an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is also required. But don’t worry, this test is not hard to do and it won’t hurt. So what is an EKG exactly? An EKG is a painless test that is used to record the heart’s electrical activity to look for…
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