High blood pressure or hypertension is the leading cause of death from heart disease and stroke in women, and it is considered one of the most neglected because many women remain undiagnosed. Among those who are treated for hypertension, only a small number achieve optimal levels. When you say that your “blood pressure is normal,” […]
Low Testosterone In Men And Dementia
Low testosterone levels have been associated with poor brain function and a higher incidence of dementia in men. A study from the UK Biobank data found that lower total testosterone levels and higher levels of sex-hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) were associated with a higher incidence of dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease). The men were of an average […]
Dementia Is Preventable
More people are afraid of dementia than of cancer. There are no curative treatments available for conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease. However, there is a lot you can do to prevent it. Dementia is not a part of normal aging, and neither is it inevitable if you have a family history of the condition.
Uric Acid And Your Brain:Natural Ways To Lower It
Uric acid is a chemical produced by your body when purines break down. Purines are found naturally in the body. Some come from damaged and dead cells when DNA is broken down. They are also found in many food and alcohol. In this article, I will discuss What does uric acid have to do with […]
Are Your Heartburn Medicines Damaging Your Kidneys and Brain?
Patient story: A 59-year-old woman has diabetes for 20 years with early kidney damage, presently on insulin injections. She had an angioplasty nine years ago because of chest pain from blocked heart arteries. Besides insulin, she was taking Plavix (Clopidogrel) and Nexium (PPI). Plavix works on blood cells called platelets to prevent them from sticking […]
Recovery From Covid 19:The Problem Of Long Covid
The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic started in the city of Wuhan in China in December 2019. It has been about one year since the first infections were detected there. In January 2020 the World Health Organization declared the SARS CoV2 infection a public health emergency of international concern. Long Covid Many people who had the Covid […]