Delicious Foods to Increase Blood Flow and Circulation

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On: March 8, 2021

If you are reading this congratulations on taking a step towards your best health yet. Poor circulation can be very troubling. It can cause a range of unpleasant symptoms such as muscle cramps, pain, numbness, digestive issues, and cold hands and feet. It can be brought on by Peripheral artery disease, obesity, smoking, diabetes, Raynaud’s

Blood Donation – A Win-Win. Take a Look at the Health Benefits of Blood Donation

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On: March 5, 2021

When most of us think of donating blood we think of the receiver. Those patients in need who require blood transfusions for various operations, medical conditions, and injuries. It is a very selfless kind act to give blood. It can save lives. There are, however, also benefits for the giver that are for whatever reason

Energy Drinks Warning: Some Energy Drinks are Potentially Harmful to Your Heart

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On: March 1, 2021

Energy Drinks Warning: Some Energy Drinks are Potentially Harmful to Your Heart It used to be that stimulants were popular among dieters and athletes, but today energy supplements are drinks are sold in every grocery and convenience store. They are widely available and even marketed to teens and kids. There is no regulation on where

Optimism is Good for Your Heart Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: January 18, 2021

When you are in a good mood and your outlook on life is positive you just feel better overall. Studies reveal that optimistic, happy, glass half full people are more likely to have good heart health as well. The study https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2012-10025-001 looked at two groups of people who had similar risk for heart disease. The

Foods That Help Keep Your Cholesterol Under Control

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On: December 8, 2020

If you have recently had blood work done and have been flagged as having high or elevated cholesterol numbers, it’s important to pay attention. Elevated cholesterol can cause massive health issues if not dealt with and brought back into normal range. Rather than jump directly to medications its best to try and manage it though

Cardiomyopathy – Signs & Symptoms

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On: October 23, 2020

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscles which makes it more difficult for the heart to do its job and pump blood to the rest of the body. If left untreated it can lead to heart failure. Cardiomyopathy is not genetic in nature, instead it stems from viral infections, nutritional deficiencies, undergoing chemotherapy for

A Look at What Smoking Does to Your Heart – Cigarettes and Cannabis

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On: October 21, 2020

While smoking back in the day was considered cool and trendy it became apparent 50 years ago that smoking cigarettes was potentially very harmful to your health. Away went the billboards and magazine ads glorifying the Marlboro Man and smoking as socially hip and in came the warning labels. It is now widely known that

Broken Heart Syndrome: Yes, You Really Can Die of a Broken Heart…

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On: September 23, 2020

If you have been lucky enough to live a life without getting your heart broken count your blessings. While a breakup may feel bad an actual broken heart which leads to a medical condition known as Broken Heart Syndrome usually involves the death of a loved one. For years it was considered an old wive’s

Your Body’s Silent Cries for More Water

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On: August 24, 2020

You may think “But, I’m not thirsty” The truth is, by the time you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Drinking enough water is a great way to make sure your body performs the way it should. Neglecting to do so can result in problems for every organ in the body. This is especially an

Mini Strokes (Transient Ischemic Attacks) Are More Common Than You Might Think

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On: August 17, 2020

A transient ischemic attack also known as a TIA, is a mini version of a stroke that occurs when a blood clot clogs an artery for a short period of time. The only difference between a full on stroke and mini stroke is that a TIA the blockage temporary and dislodges itself. Symptoms come on