CATEGORY: Heart and Blood


Too many red blood cells are a side effect of Testosterone Therapy

Why should every man who takes testosterone have a CBC (Complete Blood Count) blood test every year? Every man who takes testosterone should be aware that one of the lab tests they should get yearly, or more often, is a[...]
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Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Are Not Always Hormonal

Discussing the non hormonal reasons men or women might experience hot flashes and night sweats. It is a part of conventional wisdom and common medical knowledge that hot flashes are caused by hormonal changes.  While it is true that hormonal[...]
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Statins: Should You Use Them?

Can Taking Statins Prevent a Heart Attack? When Statin drugs were first prescribed, they were prescribed for those people who had already had a first heart attack in the hopes of preventing a second event. The thinking was that Statin[...]
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Age and Gender Differences in Blood Test Results

Just because your blood test result is in the “normal” column, doesn’t mean your hormone level is healthy! The truth is that when we are young, fertile and healthy our GH, Testosterone and Estradiol are at their peaks.  As we[...]
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The Magic of Blood Test – What Doctors are Looking for in Your Results

There are literally thousands of tests that can be done on your blood work to determine things about your health and physical condition. Physicians regularly ask you to obtain  blood tests. If you have reached the stage of life where[...]
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Continuing The Discussion – “The Benefits of Testosterone Pellets”

In part ll of a two part series, Dr. Maupin and Brett continue to discuss the top 15 benefits of testosterone pellets. Benefits of Testosterone Pellet (7 - 15) 7 - An Overall Feeling of Wellbeing It is true that Testosterone[...]
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Erectile Dysfunction And Heart Attacks

Do you know that ED is a symptom of Heart Attacks and Strokes? ED, or Erectile Dysfunction, has become a household word, ever since the drugs Viagra, Cialis and Levitra were approved by the FDA as a treatment, but the[...]
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Cholesterol as a Predictor of Heart Disease

Similar to the development of the DEW line (radar defense line along arctic circle in north America that was early warning for invasion from Russia) in national defense in the cold war, the use of lab tests to measure cholesterol[...]
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Genetic Diet and Health Guidelines for People with Type AB Blood

The most recent blood type to emerge in humans is the AB type. People with type AB blood thrive best in a non-competitive and lower-stress environment. ABs need to minimize stress, utilize calming strategies, and exercise every day or two. They[...]
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Statins and Estrogen

Dr. Kathy Maupin and Brett Newcomb discuss recent research conducted on the use of statin drugs and how they can interact with estrogen replacement therapy. New research shows that the replacement of estrogen can make you healthier and can prolong[...]
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