You Have High Cholesterol, Now what?

You Have High Cholesterol, Now what?

You have High Cholesterol. “Now what?” Dr. Scumpia says: 1. Know your cholesterol even when you are young 2. If you have a family history of heart attacks and strokes before the age of 50 in men and before the age of 60 in women make sure you not only have...
New Guideline Says Calcium Safe From CVD Standpoint

New Guideline Says Calcium Safe From CVD Standpoint

Calcium is safe from a cardiovascular point of view “Now what ?” Dr. Scumpia says: 1. Try to take calcium in natural food ( dairy products ) as opposed to extra calcium 2. You need a total of 1,000 mg per day of calcium and 1,000 IU vitamin D 3. These...
You have high Cholesterol, Now what?

You have high Cholesterol, Now what?

Dr. Scumpia says: All adults need to have a cholesterol screen Depending on how high it is sometimes, even young people might need treatment If the cholesterol is high then a work up with your doctor will rule out other causes (diabetes,  liver , thyroid , kidney )...
Your heart skipped a beat. Now What?

Your heart skipped a beat. Now What?

Your heart skipped a beat…Now What? Dr. Scumpia says: 1. Since now you know form the slide show a lot more about the heart remember that any sign involving the heart should immediately be brought to the attention of your doctor 2. Some of these symptoms may be...
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