Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

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Larry Weinrauch is a cardiologist in Watertown, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol.

Latest by Larry Weinrauch, M.D.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Taking Prescription Cholesterol Medication

What is the best way to take my pills? This question is at the root of more confusion than any other question in medicine. The public wonders about which pill is best for a given disease, and we are constantly under the barrage of pharmaceutical adve...

Older man experiences jaw pain.

Jaw Pain Could Be Sign of Serious Heart Condition

Can pain in the jaw or teeth be an indication of a heart attack? How do I tell if a pain in my arm or shoulder is due to a heart condition? These questions are quite common and frequently asked, and not always easily or correctly answered in magazine...

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Blocked Arteries and Low Cholesterol: Now What?

While high cholesterol (either as a high LDL or "bad" cholesterol; or low HDL or "good" cholesterol) certainly contributes to the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, it is not the only contributor. Each year it s...

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Hot tubs and heart disease: Trouble or treatment?

In many cultures throughout history and even today, the methods of bathing are different from ours. Some of the rituals would seem quite strange to those of us that have a shower and bathtub in our own homes or apartments. But as we travel, we become ...

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My heart is thick, why? Causes of left ventricular hypertrophy

Our hearts are vital pumps. Just like any pump they work best at the pressures for which they are designed. But unlike most mechanical pumps, the heart does adapt to working under pressures for which it was not necessarily designed. It does this by t...

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Which exercises are the best for your heart?

Our country has expanded the horizons for exercise. We now have facilities of all types and people are no longer considering it strange to set aside some time each day to take care of their bodies. But time is limited, so what exercise is best for yo...

Unhappy woman feeling sick on her bed in the morning.

Feeling sick after waking in the morning?

Find out more about how not getting enough quality sleep can leave you feeling sick for the rest of the day.

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Questions and Answers on Hypertension Control

  1. I can’t get my blood pressure under control, why? 2. I am taking Cozaar for high blood pressure. Some days my readings aren’t too bad but there are days with very bad readings. I am taking Hawthorn and yesterday my blood pressure was very high, so ...
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Aneurysms: What are they and why do they occur?

Most of us have had the experience of seeing a tire or inner tube that has a bulge in its side or a balloon that has a weak spot and doesn’t fill normally. Some of us have also had the experience of what can happen when the tire, inner tube or balloo...

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Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol: How One Condition Impacts the Other

I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type II in 1999. Prior to that date my blood pressure readings were averaging 147/91. In January of 2000 my doctor put me on Lipitor. Could my HBP be considered a secondary condition that is likely to be caused in part a...