Women Taking Hormone Replacement Had Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Death, Recent Study Shows by BodyLogicMD Middle-aged women the world over know the many discomforts that can arise during menopause. Due to plummeting hormone levels, everything from hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness to depression and other serious health concerns can show up, … Continued
Potential Pitfalls of the Fitbit and Other Wearable Fitness Devices by BodyLogicMD If you’ve been eyeing an expensive fitness tracker to help you lose weight, a recent study suggests that you may want to save your money. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that wearable gadgets may be less effective … Continued
How to Get Rid of “Man Boobs” by BodyLogicMD If you’ve ever been too embarrassed to take off your shirt at the beach, you’re probably familiar with the term “man boobs.” At least thirty percent of males are affected by gynecomastia—the medical term for male breasts—in their lifetimes. In fact, it’s the most common condition … Continued
Testosterone Therapy, While Good for Muscle Mass and Sexual Stamina, Has Raised Concern About Cardiovascular Risk. However, a New Study Indicates That Testosterone Therapy May Actually Be Heart-Protective. by BodyLogicMD As men age, their testosterone levels naturally start waning—in fact, it has been estimated that nearly 40 percent of men aged 45 and older have … Continued
No, cholesterol is not all evil. You need cholesterol to make all your sex hormones: Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA. You need cholesterol to make your adrenal hormones: DHEA, Corstisol and Aldosterone. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones for proper brain function: Pregnenalone, and all the sex hormones mentioned above.You need cholesterol to make the great “sun hormone” … Continued
Do you ever wonder why some individuals with lower cholesterol have heart attacks and coronary artery disease while some individuals with higher cholesterol do not? Is there more to heart disease than cholesterol alone? While cholesterol certainly has been proven to be a major risk factor in coronary artery disease and heart attacks, the latest … Continued
While cholesterol is an essential material, high levels of cholesterol flowing through the bloodstream can actually lead to the development of a condition called atherosclerosis, which is the gradual build-up of plaque along the inner walls of veins and arteries.
My cholesterol levels are: Total: 246, LDL: 188, HDL: 40. I am not taking any statins as of now, but my doctor keeps pushing me to do so. My question is, what can I do to improve my cholesterol levels aside from taking cholesterol drugs?
When it comes to heart health and cardiovascular risk, it’s important to know the differences between bioidentical and synthetic hormones.
You probably don’t have to be told that your heart health is important. But what exactly can you do to reduce your risk of heart disease — or even take steps to improve your cardiovascular health? And what effect do hormones have on your heart?