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Taking Charge: An Action Plan for Heart Health

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The last several weeks in our Guide to a Healthy Heart we have spent time talking about risk factors. What they are and how they affect your heart health. Understanding what your risk factors for heart disease will help you and your healthcare team create a plan of action. According to research you can greatly… Read More »

Risk Factors Specific to Women

This week in our A Guide to a Healthy Heart series we will continue talking about other risk factors for heart disease. There are some factors that are specific to women and hormone usage, both for menopause and for birth control. Menopausal Hormone Therapy Menopausal hormone therapy was once thought to help ward off heart… Read More »

What Else Affects Heart Disease?

What else Affects Heart Disease?

Continuing our series, A guide to a Healthy Heart talking about other things that can contribute to heart disease. A number of other factors affect heart disease, including certain health conditions, medicines, and other substances. Read on to discover what you need to know to reduce your risk of heart disease. Stress There are a number… Read More »

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes and Heart Disease

As we continue our series A guide to a Healthy Heart we want to talk about diabetes and the role it can play in heart disease and strokes. Cardiovascular disease is the cause of death in over 65% of people who have diabetes. Diabetic women are especially at high risk of dying of heart disease… Read More »

Weight and Heart Disease

Part of a heart healthy lifestyle is maintaining your weight in a normal range. A healthy weight is important for your overall wellbeing, not just your heart. Maintaining a healthy weight helps prevent diabetes, joint pain, breathing issues, blood pressure and so much more. In the United States two-thirds of adults are overweight. Obesity in… Read More »

Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

In our last article we talked about different types of cholesterol and that your body needs some cholesterol to properly function. That too much of one and not enough of the other puts you at risk for heart disease. There are things you can do to help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise your… Read More »

Cholesterol and Heart Disease Risk

Blocked Arteries

Cholesterol As mentioned in previous articles your body needs cholesterol to function and your body does an excellent job of providing what you need of that fatty substance. The problems start when you have too much because of lifestyle choices. Your body doesn’t know what to do with the extra so it lets it start… Read More »

Major Risk Factors

Major Risk Factors Heart Disease

We have talked about this many times and your health care team has brought these up as well. The reason we don’t stop talking about these major risk factors is because for the most part they are avoidable or the very least manageable. We want you to do everything you can to lessen your risk… Read More »

What are your numbers?

Whats your Number

Your doctor may use a number of tests to help determine your risk of heart disease and next steps. Many of these test provide number measurements that provide your doctor with critical information. Below are some of those “number” tests that your healthcare team need to know the results. Lipoprotein Profile Fasting for 9-12 hours… Read More »

Are you at risk of developing heart disease?

Know your risks - Alpine Cardiology

Knowing your personal risk for heart disease is the first step towards heart health. There are obvious risks such as smoking and being overweight, we all know if those are risk factors for us. There are other risk factors that are not so obvious. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are not obvious and usually… Read More »

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