Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Other Diseases Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Memory Loss

Separate recent articles have pointed out that several diseases increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks. Included are diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, hypothyroidism, and gout. Furthermore, depression, diabetes and kidney disease can increase the risk of dementia. This is not a complete list. But if you or your relatives have any of these problems, be sure that you are also being checked for underlying heart problems and decreased circulation to the brain. Preventive measures such as lifestyle changes and perhaps chelation therapy might be lifesaving as well as improving the quality of the rest of your life. See Family Practice News (click here subscribtion required), June and July issues, 2011.

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