Dark chocolate is good for the heart whether it’s packed with antioxidants or not. Watch Robin Miller, MD, explain how it benefits the heart and what else chocolate can do for you.
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Is dark chocolate good for the heart?
Robin Miller, MD, Integrative Medicine, answered
What complications can arise from kidney damage?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredKidney damage can be particularly problematic because ironically, among the many jobs the kidneys perform, is blood pressure control. If blood pressure sensors in the kidney malfunction, a vicious cycle of uncontrolled pressure ensues. Kidneys can slowly collapse, eventually progressing from mild chronic kidney disease to kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD), where they just stop doing any good at all.
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What are symptoms of functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders?
Bill Salt, MD, Gastroenterology, answeredFunctional gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms include:
- Lump in the throat
- Chest pain
- Swallowing trouble
- Upper abdominal pain
- Chronic abdominal pain
- Attacks of abdominal pain
- Abdominal bloating/distention
- Chronic/recurrent diarrhea
- Chronic constipation
- Anal or rectal pain
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