Believe it or not, high cholesterol is actually a pretty common condition here in South Africa. The problem, however, is that because high cholesterol is now so common, doctors are handing out prescriptions for statin drugs that may just do more bad than good like it's nothing…
I don't know about you, but I don't think the idea of depending on medication for the rest of my life will ever appe... ››› more
Some people naturally have low blood pressure, known as hypotension. However, when your high blood pressure suddenly becomes low blood pressure, it could be cause for concern.
While mildly low blood pressure is a sign of good health and decreased risk of heart disease, a drop can indicate the opposite.
If you've been experiencing continually low blood pressure or a severe drop in your blood ... ››› more
One in four people over the age of 45 now take cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. Heart disease patients take these drugs to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
However, renowned physician and author Dr Mercola says that the benefits of statins are questionable. In addition to this, he says they come with an avalanche of potential side effects.
New research has backed up Dr Mercola'... ››› more
When it comes to heart disease, the go-to drug is, without a doubt, statins.
Now it could be the go-to for prostate cancer sufferers too.
According to a study published in JAMA Oncology, for men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer, the disease progresses less quickly if they're also using cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
While previous research has sugges... ››› more
Up until recently, no one ever guessed that the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs could put you at risk of developing diabetes.
But it's true.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released a study that found people on a high-dose regimen of statin drugs such as Lipitor have a increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if they have several of the classic d... ››› more
Your body makes d-ribose, or vitamin B2, from the food you eat and turns it into energy your body needs in order to function properly. But if you suffer from a heart disorder, your body cannot make enough d-ribose to sustain normal body activity. Here's what else you should know…
Are you getting the one simple mineral that helps restore normal blood pr... ››› more
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