The stress and excesses of the holidays can tax your cardiac health. Take steps to safeguard your heart as the new year approaches. '
Tis a season of joy. It's also a season of excess. Chances are you'll eat too much, maybe drink too much, stress too much and, in the process, tax your heart to some degree. Combine these excesses with the cold of winter, and you could be setting yourself for cardiac concerns, from irregular heart rhythms to a heart attack.....
In a study, University of Virginia researchers tested 100 individuals two times, once while they perched on a doctor's table, feet dangling, and then again as they sat in a chair with both feet resting on the floor and their back and arms supported.
Systolic BP, the top number, dropped by 13 points on average while sitting in the chair. Why's this? According to study author Melly Turner, RN, if your arm, back, and legs are not supported, then you're exerting energy while being tested.
The prestigious American Heart Association has been recommending the chair method, but harried medical staff often don't employ it. Sit quietly in a proper chair for 5 minutes before having the BP checked, and be sure the arm being used rests on a flat surface.
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The superiority of Seal Oil Seal oil is a superior source of omega-3 compared to fish in many ways. DPA is present at very low levels in fish oils relative to EPA or DHA but is most as important as either the EPA or the DHA. Seal oil can supply up to ten times more DPA than fish oils. About a third of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids circulating in human blood is attributable to DPA. Because of this, DPA has become of interest to medical researchers in both France and Japan. It seems that in the blood vessel walls, EPA may actually be converted to DPA as the effective agent. Japanese researchers at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Tokyo have shown that the one stimulating effect of EPA on endothelial cell migration occurs via DPA, which may act as a powering anti-atherogenic factor. Although it has been believed that EPA is the key in producing prostaglandin that keeps the artery wall soft and free of plaque, DPA may be 10-20 times more powerful than EPA in this effect. Seal oil is the ONLY supplement rich in natural DPA. With the exception of seal oil, the highest incidence of DPA is in human breast milk. Deficiencies in omega-3 PUFAs such as DPA may result in impaired development of visual acuiry and motor skills, according to several studies. The relative proportions of omega-3 PUFA in most fish oils does not correspond well with that of human breast milk, but seal oil has a more similar compositional structure. The absorption of seal oil into human body is easier and more through than fish oils. Seal oil is virtually free of cholesterol while many fish oils are relatively high in cholesterol. Fish oil is susceptible to oxidization whereas seal oil is more resistant to natural oxidative processes.
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For now, there are enough data to support the recommendation for banning grapefruit and grapefruit juice altogether from the diets of those on certain cardiovascular medications. For laypersons who read my blog, I'll add the names under which these compounds are marketed. (For a more complete list, check abcnews.com.) They include:
Ticagrelor (Brilinta). Clopidogrel (Plavix)—in this case, it completely nullifies the effect of Plavix instead of exaggerating it, as in the other meds listed above.
In addition, there is an interaction with the heart-failure diuretic eplerenone (Inspra).
I note that sirolimus is also listed here, and I'm curious about patients with stents coated with sirolimus (the older Cypher stents), but I don't know of any data or case reports that directly address this issue.
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