Questions and Answers on Heart Disease

Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart, and in some cases, your blood vessels. The most common heart condition in the United States is coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack and other serious conditions.  Other heart conditions include cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, inflammatory heart disease and valvular heart disease.



08/12/2011 - Questions and Answers

How is Small Vessel Disease treated?

How is Small Vessel Disease treated? Read more

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06/07/2011 - Questions and Answers
Why is my white blood cell count  too high?

High White Blood Cell Count: Why is my white blood cell count too high?

White Blood Cell Count (WBC Count) White blood cell count, also known as Leukocyte count or WBC count,  or White count.There are five main types of white blood cell counts: neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. A white blood cell (WBC) count is the number of white blood cells per volume of blood reported in thousands in a microliter or millions in a liter of blood. Do you have a high white blood cell count? There are a variety of reasons for a high white blood cell count. A white blood cell count is high when leukocytes (white blood cells) are helping your body to fight an infection in your bodythere are more disease fighting cells in your body. A high white blood cell count is also called leukocytosis. But It is important to be aware that a high white blood cell count does not identify a specific problem... Read more

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05/13/2011 - Questions and Answers
Small Vessel Disease

Small Vessel Disease: What is small vessel disease?

What is small vessel disease ? Small vessel disease (or SVD) is a cardiovascular condition that causes narrowing of the smaller blood vessels that provide blood flow to the heart There are two major categories of blood vessel diseases: peripheral arterial diseases and peripheral venous diseases. Both lead to insufficient oxygen reaching the farthest parts of the blood circulation. What causes small vessel disease? Can Small vessel disease be treated? Read more

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09/20/2010 - Questions and Answers
Cholesterol Diet

Cholesterol Diet: A Low Cholesterol Diet to Lower Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol Diet: Lowering Cholesterol Through Diet... Finding a truly effective lowering cholesterol diet is something that requires focus and effort. A low-cholesterol diet is a diet low in saturated fat, which helps lower your cholesterol level and protect you from various heart diseases. Read more

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02/02/2010 - Questions and Answers

Good foods & special diets

Question How can special diets (like low salt) be made to taste good? Read more

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12/23/2009 - Questions and Answers

Breathing and blood pressure

Question I've heard you can lower your blood pressure by slowing your breathing. Is this possible? I'm trying to follow a healthy lifestyle, and taking my meds, but it would be nice to try a more "natural" way of treatment. Read more

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12/22/2009 - Questions and Answers

Periodontal Disease

I have very red gums and little white spots on the gums of my front lower teeth; it has been very tender for the last few days. What can this be? Read more

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12/22/2009 - Questions and Answers

Mitral Valve Prolapse

I've been unwell for three weeks. My symptoms seem kind of vague, I have had trouble sleeping, and when I do sleep, I sometimes wake up with chest pain. Read more

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12/22/2009 - Questions and Answers

Thrombosed varicose vein

My left leg is swollen below the knee. And there's a lump, like a knot. Sometimes it's hard to walk. What's it due to? Read more

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12/22/2009 - Questions and Answers

Is my heart the cause of my rhythm problem?

  Is my heart the cause of my rhythm problem? September 25, 2006 Read more

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