Stress and Heart Disease

Stress and Heart Disease   More research is needed to determine how stress contributes to heart disease.  But stress may affect behaviors and factors that increase heart disease risk: high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, smoking, physical inactivity and...

Age and Heart Disease

Age As you get older so do your blood vessels.  They become less flexible and blood tends to move through them more slowly.  As we get older there is also some plaque build up.   Call back First Name*Phone*NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be...

Gender

Gender and Heart Disease Heart disease was once known as the man’s disease. After the menopause when women lose their protective hormones they begin to catch up and surpass men. Women and Heart...

Family History

Family History Family history of heart disease: If you have a family history of heart disease you have an increased risk of developing heart disease. You are considered to have a family history of cardiovascular disease if Your father or brother was under 55 years of...

Alcohol and Heart Disease

Alcohol Alcohol and heart disease are strongly linked.  Below please see the recommendations for both men and women. Men: 17 standard drinks (=170 grams (or 210 mls) of pure alcohol), spread out over the course of the week with at least two to three alcohol free days...