Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart

Nutrition is one of the key, if not most important, areas to address in order to successfully manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain overall heart health. Here are some of the best whole foods that can improve these health metrics through a nourishing lifestyle. Blood Pressure It used to be thought that lowering sodium intake was the most important dietary change we could make to help improve blood pressure. However, we now know that there are a few other minerals that play a huge role in blood pressure control. These minerals are calcium, magnesium and potassium, which help to lower blood pressure by promoting sodium and fluid release from the body, as well as by helping arteries dilate, relax and become more flexible. Here's how you can incorporate more of these essential nutrients into your diet: Calcium: One of the best ways to get more calcium is to drink fat-free or low-fat milk and consume other dairy products like yogurt and cottage cheese. However, if you are lactose intolerant or dislike dairy, there are other good options. Canned sardines (with bones), cabbage and broccoli are other ways you can include more calcium in your diet. Magnesium: Good sources of this mineral include spinach, Swiss chard, high-fiber cereal, lentils and whole-grain products. Other magnesium-rich foods include almonds, cashews, mixed nuts, soybeans, legumes, halibut and oatmeal. Potassium: Almost all fruits and vegetables have potassium, so load up on 3-4 cups of frui...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Liu Y, Zeng Z, Yu X, Li T, Yao Y, Chen R, Zheng J Abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of lipoprotein(a) level on long-range prognosis after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in patients with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goal attainment. In this retrospective study, 350 patients in Coronary artery disease (CAD) with LDL-C less than 1.8 mmol/L were enrolled in the Guangdong Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases from January 2011 to December 2013. Follow-up was 1 year after PCI. According to the median value of the study population based on Lp(a), the patients ...
Source: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Rev Cardiovasc Med Source Type: research
Authors: Femat-Roldán G, Gaitán Palau MA, Castilla-Cortázar I, Elizondo Ochoa G, Moreno NG, Martín-Estal I, Jiménez Yarza M Abstract Background: Weight loss in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients is a common but poorly understood manifestation. Several studies have reported that weight changes could be related to motor symptoms, drug side effects, dysphagia, depression, and/or dementia. Weight loss in PD is not a benign phenomenon and it has several clinical and prognostic implications with increased morbidity and mortality. Thus, it is crucial to determine nutritional changes in PD...
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
In the fall of 2019, my hospital put out word that it was looking for physicians who might wish to undergo intensive training to become certified health and wellness coaches. Having worked with patients who have used health coaching, I jumped at the chance. Their experiences were almost universally positive: many of them had attained health goals that had been otherwise elusive, such as the weight loss they invoked annually — and fruitlessly — as a New Year’s resolution. The few physicians I knew who were also coaches seemed to be able to fuse the different skill sets in a way that expanded their ability ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Behavioral Health Exercise and Fitness Healthy Eating Mind body medicine Nutrition Prevention Stress Source Type: blogs
A friend of mine takes a statin medication each day to lower his cholesterol. More than once I’ve heard him say “I ate too much! I’m going to have to take an extra pill.” Never mind that it doesn’t work that way — a single additional statin pill won’t make much difference to his cholesterol or his health. And never mind that you shouldn’t self-adjust the dose of your medications (talk to your doctor before making any changes in medication dosing). But my friend’s overindulging does bring up the question of whether starting medications for conditions like high blood pres...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Exercise and Fitness Health Healthy Eating Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsOur study demonstrated that hypertension did not independently influence the 24-h urine composition in adults without urolithiasis in China; however, we cannot make such an arbitrary conclusion that hypertension was not a risk factor for urolithiasis.
Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusion: MHR is significantly associated with CVD in COPD patients. Further prospective studies are warranted to elucidate the predictive value of MHR in COPD patients.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractAtrial fibrillation (AF) patients with mid-range left ventricular ejection fraction (mrEF) of 40 –49% have neither preserved (pEF >  50%) nor reduced (rEF 
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Purpose of review The goal of this review is to present recent models of the filtration barrier that may suggest mechanism-based treatments for proteinuric renal disease. The vast majority of renal failure occurs in diseases of glomerular proteinuria. The physiology of the filtration barrier remains incompletely understood, preventing invention of mechanism-based therapies. Research is currently dominated by molecular biology approaches to the kidney instead of engineering-based filtration and transport models. Recent findings Reexamination of two older paradigms (basement membrane and slit diaphragm) and critical ana...
Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: RENAL IMMUNOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY: Edited by Agnes B. Fogo Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionTo explore the relationship between serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and the presence and severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).MethodsA total of 177 patients with PAH and 103 patients without pulmonary hypertension (PH) were enrolled in this study. All patients underwent right heart catheterization (RHC) for diagnosing and assessing the severity of PAH. Demographics, comorbidities, and laboratory data including serum HDL-C levels were collected.ResultsPlasma HDL-C levels in patients with PAH were significantly lower compared with patients without PH (1.08  &p...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract The novel SARS coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic may be particularly deleterious to patients with underlying cardiovascular disease (CVD). The mechanism for SARS-CoV-2 infection is the requisite binding of the virus to the membrane-bound form of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and internalization of the complex by the host cell. Recognition that ACE2 is the co-receptor for the coronavirus has prompted new therapeutic approaches to block the enzyme or reduce its expression to prevent the cellular entry and SARS-CoV-2 infection in tissues that express ACE2 including lung, heart, kidney, brain, and gut....
Source: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol Source Type: research
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