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The cold and flu season has arrived. Have you increased your vitamin C intake? Many people supplement vitamin C to fight off winter colds; however, there is actually a heart health benefit too.
Benefits of Vitamin C
The benefits of vitamin C are numerous from promotion of wound healing to decreased gum disease to reduced bruising. Here are a few of the benefits directly related to heart disease:
Slows atherosclerosis .
Reduces repeat angioplasties.
Improves endothelial function.
Decreases atrial fibrillation post-bypass surgery.
Improves heart attack recovery.
Promotes blood pressure control.
Regulates c-reactive protein levels.
Removes lead from circulation.
Supports the conversion of excess cholesterol into bile acids to aid fat digestion.
Promotes the neutralization of lipoprotein(a) and arterial wall damage due to elevated homocysteine.
Causes of Vitamin C Deficiency
Risk of vitamin C deficiency increases with age. Vitamin C deficiency can also be induced by multiple f...
I have Migraines, and I am a heart attack survivor. Sharing this is important if I can help even one woman avoid a heart attack.
Research has shown that living with Migraine disease also means living with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke , especially in women. While this increased risk isn't reason to panic, it IS reason to learn about the risks and talk with our doctors about reducing our modifiable risk factors.
Consider these statistics:
More women die of cardiovascular disease than from the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.
Every minute a woman dies from heart disease.
1 in 3 women's deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease.
43 million women are living with heart disease.
80% of cardiac events in women could be prevented if we made the right choices for our hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.
A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, usually by a blood...
A blockage in the heart's arteries may reduce or completely cut off the blood supply to a portion of the heart. This can cause a blood clot to form and totally stop blood flow in a coronary artery, resulting in a heart attack (also called an acute myocardial infarction or MI). Irreversible injury to the heart muscle usually occurs if medical help is not received promptly. Unfortunately, it is common for people to dismiss heart attack symptoms. What are the warning signs of a heart attack ? The American Heart Association and other medical experts say the body likely will send one or more of these warning signals of a heart attack : Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes. Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck or arms. The pain may be mild to intense. It may feel like pressure, tightness, burning, or heavy weight. It may be located in the chest, upper abdomen, neck, jaw, or inside the ar...
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