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Heart Health

  1. April 05, 2024

    Menopause brings major heart risks

    Most people think of menopause as a hormonal event. Sure, it can have a lot of effects on a woman's body — hot flashes and mood swings are probably what you think of — but it turns out there's a bigger danger lurking behind the scenes: heart problems.

    A new study out of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center found that "A woman's cardiovascular risk can rise sharply after she goes through menopause" — so high, in fact, that it's on par with men of a certain age.

    It's almost certainly about the estrogen. Lower levels after menopause seem to increase the buildup of coronary artery calcium (CAC), aka plaque. And plaque levels don't just increase — the buildup accelerates, "indicating that many women experience a steep rise in the risk of heart problems."

    This doesn't mean women should rush out and start taking estrogen supplements; you don't want to play fast and loose

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  2. February 02, 2024

    Revelation celebrates National Wear Red Day!

    The Revelation Pharma family was proud to celebrate National Wear Red Day — a day to remind people of the importance of heart health. Considernig that more than half of Americans don't know that heart disease is the country's leading cause of death, that's important!

     

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  3. March 16, 2023

    Heart Health + Hormone Replacement Therapy: Friend or Foe?

    You may already be aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. But what you may not know is that cardiovascular disease is not only impacted by factors such as genetics, obesity, or smoking, but also by menopause and andropause.

    The use of hormones to offset the effects of menopause/andropause is an option, but first, we have to clarify why they have had a bad reputation, and what medical research is now showing.

    Hormone replacement therapy is bad!?

    The belief that menopausal women shouldn’t take hormone replacements stemmed from a 2002 study by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). Using conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) and medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) for the study, the researchers determined that the benefits of HRT were greatly outweighed by the detrimental effects it had on breast and heart health. 

    But a later analysis of the 2002 WHI trial and newer studies have shown that use of HRT in

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  4. June 10, 2022

    Emotional and Mental Stress: Dealing With Them the Right Way

    The Pandemic Has Increased Stress Levels of Many

    I have received numerous emails and phone calls lately asking me if I can recommend a supplement for anxiety and panic attacks. The number of requests has increased recently, and as you can guess, it is partially due to the stress associated with being in a pandemic as well as the social unrest related to recent events.

    Stress & Anxiety

    Some of you have lost your job. Some have lost a loved one. You are limiting social get-togethers. You hesitate to travel. You are uncertain about your future, the future of your loved ones, society, and this world. All of these factors can create more anxiety.

    Stress can significantly impact your quality of life and can manifest itself in many different ways.

    Physical Signs of Stress

    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Chest pain
    • Trouble sleeping
    • Upset stomach
    • Diarrhea
    • Increased or decreased appetite
    • Dry mouth

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