August 2014

Cardiovascular Wellness and Prevention

Cardiovascular Wellness and Prevention

 

 

Heart attack and stroke are the # 1 and # 3 causes of death in our society. This means that they not only control our longevity but also the quality of our lives. This section we will look at what is involved in preventing heart disease, heart attack, peripheral vascular disease, stroke and prevention of recurrent heart attacks and strokes.

We believe that both heart attack and stoke have their basis in a nutritional problems. Some conditions appear to be caused by dietary deficiencies while others appear to be caused by dietary excesses. In fact, the main conditions that lead to heart attack and strokes are a combination of nutritional deficiencies and excesses working together to cause the end result.

This is not a popular idea with many members of the medical profession who believe that heart disease and stroke is due to factors such as genetics, aging, and in some cases an absence of certain drugs. Too often these medical doctors believe that results can only be obtained through the use of multiple drugs and certain dietary restriction. It is their belief that by using these drugs they cure the condition. Others, more enlightened medical doctors, recognize that the use of medications is at best only helpful in controlling acute symptoms and retarding the course of the disease process.

There are, however, a growing number of physicians who recognize that the time to prevent heart disease is not after it happens but before it happens. These physicians realize that there is little that they can do about their patients' genetics. There is also very little that they can do about what the bulk of the medical profession believes, yet there is a lot that they can do to educate the general public and help those individuals who are willing to act decisively before they become ill. They know that total prevention of cardiovascular disease and other illnesses requires immediate action and changes on the part of their patients if they are to remain fully healthy and alive.

 

1. Introduction to Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease and Stroke

  • Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease and Stroke

  • 2. Basic Information About Heart Disease and Stroke

  • What is Cholesterol?
  • The Role of Elevated Blood Cholesterol and Lipids in Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Lowering Your Serum Cholesterol and Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke
  • The Circulatory System of the Human Body
  • What is Atherosclerosis (Fat Deposits in the Arteries)?
  • What is Arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries)?
  • Atherosclerotic Heart Disease
  • What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?
  • What is a Heart Attack?
  • What is Asymptomatic Heart Disease?
  • What is Symptomatic Heart Disease?
  • What are the Risks of Suffering either a Heart Attack or Stroke?
  • Uncontrollable Risk Factors.
  • Controllable Risk Factors
  • High Blood Pressure and the Risk of Heart Disease
  • Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Obesity and the Risk of Heart Disease
  • Smoking and the Risk of Heart Disease
  • Exercise and Heart Disease
  • Lifestyle as a Factor in Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Stress and Heart Disease

  • 3. Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke

  • Federal Guidelines for Heart Attack Prevention
  • Fiber and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases - Heart Disease and Stroke
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    4. Medical and Surgical Procedures for Treatment of Heart Disease

    a. Medical Treatment

  • Zocor
  • Vytorin
  • Lipitor
  • Mevacor
  • Lescol
  • Pravachol
  • Atromid-S
  • Lopid
  • Tricor
  • Niacin
  • Nicotinic Acid
  • Niaspan ER
  • Cholestid
  • Questran and Questran Light
  • b. Surgical Treatments

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Angiogram and Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery

  • 5. Stroke Prevention

  • What is a Stroke?
  • Ischemic Stroke?
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke?
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA’s)

  • 6. Nutrition and Exercise for Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke

  • Vitamin C and Heart Disease
  • A Natural Nutritional Program for Preventing Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Fiber and the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases - Heart Disease and Stroke
  • The Role of Diet in Reducing Cholesterol in Heart Disease and Stroke