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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Blood pressure and circulation problems

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 April 2017, Circulation, Menopause, Women's Health

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. Today, I’m going to talk about blood pressure, a topic that is particularly relevant here, given that more than 50% of women over 50 will have blood pressure problems at some point.

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer, and for a good reason: some people who have it have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever, at least not until the day they have a heart attack or stroke.

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Phlebitis or varicose veins? What’s the difference?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 13 April 2017, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
phlebitis

As we age, some things are inevitable. Things get a little slower, a little looser, and little more challenging.

And one particular area that may take a toll as we age is our cardiovascular system…

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Can hemorrhoids lead to colon cancer?

by Sonia Chartier, on 16 February 2017, Circulation
hemorrhoids

 co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

There is no reason to believe that hemorrhoids lead to colorectal cancer. However, the symptoms of hemorrhoids are often similar to those of colorectal cancer. Colon cancer and hemorrhoids are very different conditions that can produce blood in the stool.

For this reason, it is very important that you seek medical advice as soon as possible. This article will briefly explore some of your options.

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Mild hypertension: What are the Natural Options?

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 February 2017, Circulation
hypertension

Heart health is a matter of both luck and judgement.

The luck pertains to the way your forebears have treated their hearts: hopefully their sins won’t be visited upon your cardiac condition, but it is often the case that you inherit a heart weakness or tendency to high blood pressure from those who have gone before you…

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How does stress can cause a heart attack or stroke?

by Sonia Chartier, on 31 January 2017, Circulation
stroke

Chronic stress clogs arteries by taking a detour through the immune system: that’s the conclusion researchers at Harvard Medical School reached in a recent study.

The statistical correlation has been known for a long time. Stress triggers a multitude of diseases, including arteriosclerosis. But until that study was done, the mechanism behind the phenomenon wasn’t entirely understood…

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