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Our Blood Pressure Philosophy

In this ‘ philosophy ‘ series, I’ll share our approach to managing blood pressure. Our philosophy is based on recent research, clinical experience, patient outcomes, professional guidelines from the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia, and input from world experts in hypertension. We don’t base our clinical philosophy on professional societies that are influenced by the […]

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Risk of Developing Heart Disease

We have a lot of new tests and studies that help us assess the risk of developing heart disease, such as the blood cholesterol level, more specialized lipid profiles, coronary calcium scores, and even coronary CT angiograms. But many data points, such as family history, lifestyle, and biomarkers, may be even more predictive than the […]

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Factors That Increase The Risk of a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are preventable. That’s our mission here at Digital Nomad Health, to help our patients prevent ever having a heart attack. For this, we need to know the factors that increase the risk of a heart attack. Some of these are modifiable and worth focusing on. Certain risk factors are not only modifiable but […]

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How to Screen for AFib

Atrial fibrillation is when the heart’s electrical system fails to produce proper heartbeats, often due to fibrosis of the heart muscle. It can lead to heart failure and strokes, which is why it’s an important condition to detect early. Here is how to screen for AFib at home, especially if you are at high risk […]

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Reversible Causes of AFib – Atrial Fibrillation

A great book by Drs. Day and Bunch, titled The AFib Cure, is a recommended read for our patients who are at risk of AFib or who have the diagnosis. In this article, I’d like to review a few of the common causes and explain how to reverse AFib or prevent the recurrence of it. […]

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Tracking Biomarkers for Health

The human body is complex, but certain things seem to be certain – lower body mass index, more muscle mass, less visceral fat, lower average blood sugars, and lower average blood pressure seem to be great biomarkers to track. Book a session with us today to track your biomarkers! What’s Your Health Goal? The first […]

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You Had a Heart Attack, Now What?

After a heart attack, it’s normal for many to fall into major depression. They will recognize their frailty for the first time. And the church of meds and doctor visits only adds to feeling overwhelmed. Fortunately, for many of us, a myocardial infarction is a call to our health. A signal that something major happened, […]

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Clever Ways of Reducing Salt Intake

We loved a recent video by Nutrition Made Simple where the author points out the risks of excess salt in the diet. And he also discusses clever ways of reducing salt intake. See the link above to watch the entire video. High Salt Intake Most of us consume too much salt because we get it […]

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How To Lower ApoB Levels

We discussed the importance of measuring apoB levels to understand someone’s Heart Disease risk. Now, let’s talk about what we can do to lower apoB and by how much. Diet: 5-10% For most of us, reducing saturated fat intake and excess processed carbs could have an additive effect on lowering apoB levels. Increasing fiber intake […]

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Isometric Exercise to Lower Blood Pressure

A prescription medication like benazepril can lower the systolic blood pressure of someone with hypertension by 5-10 points (mmHg) and the diastolic number by 3-5. But what about exercise to lower blood pressure? And which exercise is best? Longterm Effects of High Blood Pressure When a person takes a blood pressure lowering medication such as […]