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About Menopause & Heart Palpitations

If you are an active woman, you may worry if you start to have heart palpitations or a feeling that your heart is not beating regularly. Perhaps you are exercising when this occurs, or you awake from a sound sleep. It's a disturbing feeling, but in most cases, there is no need for worry. Exercise, s

Signs & Symptoms of Aortic Valve Stenosis

Aortic valve stenosis is a medical condition where the aortic valve does not open as fully as it should. This restricts blood flow and increases pressures inside the heart. It can be present at birth or it can develop in adulthood. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center,...

Executive Function Training

Executive function training involves simple strategies to improve self-control, organization, memory and time management. Executive functions are the processes in our brain that control planning, managing tasks, transitioning to different activities and prioritizing. According to the American Academ

Steps to Lower Cholesterol

People with high levels of LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol need to focus on lowering those levels to avoid blocking their arteries and risking heart problems. Certain steps will help lower your LDL, and your risk of heart disease along with it.

How to Understand Cholesterol Medications

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is necessary for the walls of cells (membranes) to function properly. Cholesterol, which is also known as a fat or a lipid, assists with the production of the hormones testosterone and estrogen among other things. Although your body needs cholesterol to properly

Stroke: Dealing With Depression-Credits

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRichard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationLast RevisedJune 28, 2011

Antibiotic May Help Treat Stroke

The antibiotic minocycline may help treat ischemic (clotting) stroke when it's too late for other stroke drugs, an Israeli study shows.

Meal Plans to Lower Cholesterol

Begin your meal plans with a designated grocery list, and it will make it much easier to follow a diet of low-cholesterol meals. The abundant selection of fruits and vegetables makes meal planning much easier. There are many tempting recipes available with vegetables as the primary ingredient. Low

What it Means to Have Low HDL Levels

Your HDL levels help determine if you are at risk for dangerous health conditions. There are many factors that affect this level, including genetics and lifestyle. The key is to change what you can.

Sources of Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a form of fat, the state in which most fat in the body and in food is found. It is these, in conjunction with cholesterol, which form the lipids in your plasma which can lead to heart disease.