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How Heart Disease is Treated

heart on t-shirtThe term heart disease encompasses a huge amount of cardiovascular territory. That’s because it’s not a single disease but one that refers to all sorts of heart-related health conditions, many of them chronic, that impact how well your heart functions. Some of the more common forms of heart disease include hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary artery disease (CAD), heart attack, congestive heart failure, heart valve disease, atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), and stroke.

Statin medications are the first-line treatment recommended for those who have heart disease or are at high risk. Other medications may be needed, such as drugs to lower blood pressure and manage diabetes.

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What is the Importance of Nutrition in Sports?

soccer playersAthletes and professional coaches are more aware than ever before of the importance of nutrition in sport. While there is an array of factors that contribute to an athlete’s overall performance in their chosen sport, food is a critical piece to the puzzle, providing the energy needed.

It is well established that what an athlete eats can affect his/her ability to train, recover and compete. You are more likely to be tired and perform poorly during sports when you do not get enough calories, carbohydrates, fluids, protein, iron, vitamins, and other minerals.

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Dealing With Type 2 Diabetes

food displayAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 29 million Americans live with diabetes and Type 2 diabetes is the most common, making up about 90 to 95 percent of all cases.

Type 2 diabetes is very different from type 1 diabetes. A person diagnosed with type 1 doesn’t make any insulin, whereas people living with type 2 are insulin resistant, which can lead to a reduction in insulin production over time.

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Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity

overweight manOverweight and obesity may raise your risk for certain health problems and may be linked to certain emotional and social problems.

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases some health risks of overweight & obesity are type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver diseases, and osteoarthritis.

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