Author: Andrew Rudin

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Naturally

High blood pressure puts many people at risk for serious health issues. It is associated with greater risks of strokes, heart attacks, dementia, and more, so managing it is very important to overall health. Lowering blood pressure does not always mean taking medications. It is actually possible to reduce blood pressure levels naturally by following these tips:   Get Moving… Read more →

Andrew Rudin Md

How to Stop Clogged Arteries and Stay Healthy

          Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and of its many causes, atherosclerosis tops the list. Atherosclerosis is a fatty build-up on blood vessel walls. It’s linked to a wide range of serious health issues, and when it causes thickening of the coronary arteries — the large blood vessels… Read more →

The Link Between Red Meat and Heart Disease

  Americans love their hamburgers, but today, there is more evidence than ever to suggest that eating red meat increases the risk of heart disease — and it has less to do with cholesterol and saturated fat than with trimethylamine N-oxide, or TMAO, a compound made by gut-bacteria during digestion. Dr. Stephen Hazen of the Cleveland Clinic and colleagues wanted… Read more →

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Coronary Calcium Screenings

A test that has been around since the 1990s has a better predictability of heart disease than other screenings used by physicians. Most commonly used to evaluate the risk of heart disease includes blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood glucose, and lifestyle factors. Now, doctors are suggesting that if you have a serious concern about your risk, you should be asking… Read more →

lack of exercise is worse for your heart than smoking, diabetes and heart disease

Lack of Exercise is Worse for your Heart than Smoking, Diabetes and Heart Disease

A study that has been under observation since the early 1990’s has come to the conclusion that a lack of exercise is worse for your heart than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. It may seem uncanny for such illnesses to affect your heart less than a non mobile body, but after 122,000 patients, physicians  are pretty certain. It is important… Read more →

Andrew Rudin MD on Winter Heart Health

Stay Heart Healthy This Winter

  Some think it’s just an old wives’ tale that the incidence of heart attack increases in wintertime due to superstition about bad things happening around the holidays, but a number of studies have shown a significant spike in cardiovascular disease during the cold months. For many reasons, including some beyond one’s control, winter is prime time for people at… Read more →