Tag: heart attack

Rethinking the idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks, dementia and strokes according to the NY Times.

Rethinking the idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks, dementia  and strokes according to the NY Times. The idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent strokes has been around for years, and it has been promoted by many doctors for the prevention of heart attacks, dementia  and strokes. According to 3 recent papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, people 70 years and older do not have any benefit from this regimen.  On the other hand, the use of aspirin as a preventative agent actually caused a slight increase in overall mortality with Read More »

Chest pain, heart attacks, and why most doctors are unable to properly diagnose why you hurt.

Chest pain, heart attacks, and why most doctors are unable to properly diagnose why you hurt. Statistically, only 5% of those who are having chest pain are having a heart attack when they visit the emergency room.   After a battery of tests and costs, you are likely told that you have muscle spasms or you may not get a diagnosis at all. This information was recently reported by Men’s Health who investigated a recent study that involved 223 medical offices in the U.K.   You can read about this study here. The truth is that while some patients do eventually have Read More »

Two healthy food based alternatives you can take to reduce heart attack and cancer risk naturally instead of a daily aspirin.

Two healthy food-based alternatives you can take to reduce heart attack and cancer risk naturally instead of daily aspirin. Recently, the NY Times discussed the latest recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force.  Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine for people aged 50-69, the daily dosage of aspirin reduces the risk of stroke, heart attacks, and even colorectal cancer.  Aspirin, it is important to note does not prevent anything, but it statistically can reduce population risk.  In other words, statistically, the studies show a benefit however your mileage may vary. According to the NY Times article, “the evidence Read More »

Salt intake, too much or too little may depend on how your body utilizes salt.

Salt intake, too much or too little may depend on how your body utilizes salt. Too much salt for one person may be to little salt for another, says a new article in the NY Times. For years, those who have high blood pressure have been told to avoid salt, because the effects can be bad for your heart, but what if your blood pressure is fine?   The problem is, there is growing evidence that one size does not fit all and that some of us not only tolerate higher salt intake, but thrive on it. The governments recommendation for Read More »

Study suggests both men and women experience similar heart attack symptoms says the NY Times

  Study suggests both men and women experience similar heart attack symptoms says the NY Times Many women believe that symptoms of a heart attack for them is somewhat different than men. A new study suggests both men and women experience the same type of symptoms when a heart attack occurs. This has been though to have been the case because statistically, women are more likely to die from the heart attack than their male counterparts. The NY Times explains Heart Attack Pain Similar for Men and Women By RONI CARYN RABIN Women are more likely than men to die Read More »