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Holiday Heart Syndrome, L-Arginine, and Prevention

on November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving is a time for thanks, family, and cardiovascular conditions. Unfortunately, the holidays are the busiest time of year for ER visits and heart disease. This year, we’re talking about Holiday Heart Syndrome, l-arginine, and prevention.

 

Holiday Heart Syndrome

Holiday heart syndrome occurs when an individual drinks more than normal and eats more than normal…traditionally the normal things to do during the holidays. The abnormal drinking can lead to abnormal heart rhythms, which allows blood to pool in the heart. Left untreated, this ‘artial fibrillation’ can cause congestive heart failure or stroke.

 

What are the Risk Factors for Holiday Heart Syndrome?

There truly are no ‘traditional’ heart attack risk factors to take into account when talking about holiday heart syndrome. Unfortunately, this syndrome can sneak up on anyone, whether they have a family history of heart disease or not.

 

How can I Prevent This Syndrome?

By simply eating and drinking in moderation throughout the day, you can avoid the atrial fibrillation associated with the holidays. While you avoid over-eating and over-drinking this holiday season, consider trying an arginine supplement such as Cardio Juvenate to help keep those arteries clear and blood flowing efficiently.

 

When to go to the ER

If you began to feel the classic signs of a stroke or heart attack; pain in chest and down arms, shortness of breath, dizziness, get to the emergency room immediately. If you are even worried that you might be showing symptoms of a heart condition during the holidays, get to the ER. Talk to your physician today, before Thanksgiving, to see what you need to do to avoid holiday heart syndrome.

 

 

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