• Anxiety Disorders May Increase Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

    Anxiety Disorders May Increase Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder Defined Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) causes its sufferers chronic and exaggerated worry and tension that seem to have no substantial cause. Persons with generalized anxiety disorder often worry excessively about health, money, family, or work, and continually anticipate disaster. Although GAD may be accompanied by depression, substance abuse, or another anxiety disorder,

  • Lack of Exercise at Young Age Raises Hypertension Risk

    Lack of Exercise at Young Age Raises Hypertension Risk

    High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases significantly with low levels of physical activity and fitness, a study of young adults shows. The study in the journal Hypertension found that about one-third of all high blood pressure cases could be prevented with increased physical fitness. “Those who were the least physically fit, as determined by the amount of

  • Heart Risk Prediction May Improve with Calcium CT Scan

    Heart Risk Prediction May Improve with Calcium CT Scan

    Using a computed tomography (CT) test to measure calcium in coronary arteries helps predict a person’s future heart disease, a new study finds. Still in question, however, is whether or not it is worth the cost and risk due to radiation exposure. “This kind of evidence gives encouragement to go on and do additional testing,

  • Heart Disease Plus ED May Raise Risk for Death

    Heart Disease Plus ED May Raise Risk for Death

    Talk with Your Doctor About ED Although you might feel uncomfortable, it’s important to talk with your doctor if you think you have ED. Your doctor may evaluate you for other heart disease risk factors and suggest treatment to lower your risk for heart problems. In addition, many options exist to treat ED. They range


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