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Intense Stress Can Damage the Heart

There is growing scientific evidence that a stressful emotional or physical event can damage how the heart functions and can lead to a variety of different heart problems including having a heart attack, developing an abnormal heart rhythm pattern, or developing congestive heart failure.  Any of these problems can result in broken heart syndrome and …

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Inflamm-Aging

Aging is associated with low-grade chronic inflammatory state referred to “inflamm-ageing” or inflammaging.   Inflammaging is abnormal and unhealthy. It is associated with a chronically increased level of inflammatory chemicals within the blood stream called cytokines, and looks as if there is a chronic infection within the body but none exists. Inflammaging accompanies virtually all …

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Stop P.O.T.S. (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, called “POTS”, is a relatively new and growing diagnostic label.   Individuals with POTS experience a very rapid increase in their heart rate when they stand up which is often accompanied by orthostatic symptoms of heart palpitations, altered balance, lightheadedness or dizziness, and syncope (passing out). They may also suffer from …

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