Cardio & Hypertension

Nitrates in Leafy Greens and Beets!

Leafy green vegetables, like celery and spinach, may increase circulation because of their high concentration of nitrates. Beet juice has been found to be really high in nitrates. Nitrates are vasodilators, which means they open up blood vessels and increase blood flow. Many years before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first ED […]

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Talking to Your Doctor About Sex and Heart Disease

Originally written for About.com by Corey Silverberg, December 1, 2009 Most doctors receive little or no training on how to talk about sex with patients who have heart disease or have survived a heart attack. Their training in human sexuality is often very basic, covering anatomy, disease, and dysfunction. It is rare for them to […]

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