Category: Andrew Rudin MD

Why Your Weight Is a Silent Heart Risk

  Though overlooked, an individual’s weight could play a significant role in their heart health. This brief blog will examine specific reasons one’s weight can contribute to the development of heart maladies. Excess weight or obesity may increase one’s risk by   Stimulating The Onset Of Heart Failure   Medical researchers have found that overweight individuals are at an increased… Read more →

If You’re at Risk for Heart Failure, a Plant-Based Diet May Be the Way to Go

Vegetarian and vegan diets may help prevent heart failure. New research published by the American College of Cardiology reveals that adults who consumed a diet that contained less fried, processed and sugary foods were at a lower risk of suffering from heart failure later in life. Each year, more than 5.7 million Americans experience cardiac failure. As cheap, processed and… Read more →

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 →

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 →

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

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 →