What Is Heart Disease?
Heart disease, sometimes called cardiovascular disease, is a term that covers a wide variety of conditions that make it harder for your heart to perform its life-sustaining function. The most common forms of heart disease include coronary artery disease (CAD), congestive heart failure and stroke. Learn about these conditions, as well as ways to keep your ticker strong for a long, healthy life.
Exercise is important for those with heart disease because it helps to strengthen your heart, allowing it to function better. Exercise also contributes to your overall health, lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and maintaining weight.
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Sex After a Heart Attack
After a heart attack, you may worry that you will not be able to return to a satisfying sex life with your partner. This is a common fear among heart disease patients. Here, get the guidelines for resuming sexual activity after a heart attack.
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Take Fish Oil
Fish is rich in EPA and DHA, which lower triglycerides and combat heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends fish oil supplements since most people are unable to eat fish frequently enough to get the recommended amount of these nutrients.
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If you have heart disease, the standard American diet is no longer your diet of choice. It can put your heart and your life in danger. Add these 10 heart-healthy foods to your diet to help keep your ticker strong for the rest of your life.
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How can I reduce my risk of heart disease?
I can reduce my risk of heart disease by reducing the risk factors for heart disease, which include controlling my blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, and exercising. It also includes not smoking or using tobacco products, and following . . .
If you've been diagnosed with heart disease or you're concerned you might be at risk, follow these action plans for heart health.
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Getting at least six hours of sleep a night but no more than eight is the "sweet spot" for heart disease prevention, says Dr. Orrange. Too little sleep deprivation makes your blood pressure spike while two much sleep could mean angina or another health problem is interrupting your slumber.
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