Conditions

4 surprising heart attack triggers

Long term eating of cheeseburger on a couch while watching tv is not the only way to trigger heart attacks

A double bacon cheeseburger with a side of sitting on the couch is an obvious long-term strategy for a heart attack. But what about in the short term? Are there day-to-day triggers that could set off a heart attack sooner, rather than later? Absolutely! While a heart attack doesn’t exactly …

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Is menopause getting you down?

Hot flashes, trouble in sleeping, mood swings and dryness are the most common symptoms of menopausal.

A lot of women write in to ask what they can do to deal with their menopausal symptoms. I’m not surprised to see this. Data suggests that up to 80% of women will experience hot flashes in their lifetimes. And this is just 1 symptom of menopause — other symptoms …

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Are you a candidate for a coronary?

My father had a quadruple bypass at age 62. So every ache and pain anywhere near my chest has me double-checking that my will is updated. I have good reason to be ruffled. Cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure — is the #1 killer in the …

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