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submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Shocking events can lead to abrupt very high stress hormones levels which can stun the heart and lead to heart failure, angina, and/or rhythm disturbances that act like a heart attack. In this "broken heart syndrome" there is no underlying heart damage. If people survive this their heart returns to normal.
submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
A study on HIV patients revealed that individuals who truly forgave someone who had hurt them in the past showed improved immune function. CD4 percentages (not total numbers) increased significantly. The degree of forgiveness correlated with the amount of improvement. One mechanism could be the effect of stress hormones that suppress immunity.
submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Insomnia causes a variety of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and inflammation. Pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep apnea are the most common root causes. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety and sleeping pills are not a good solution. Patterns of insomnia are discussed.
submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is the result of stiffening of the arteries. ISH is different in its cause from humoral or diastolic hypertension in that humoral hypertension is the result of vasoconstriction of arteries from stress and other hormones; it is reversible to a point whereas ISH is the end result of advanced arteriosclerosis whereas...
submitted by: admin on 04/25/2014
Today psychiatrists tend to use drugs to treat depression rather than dealing with the underlying problems or focusing on lifestyle measures. Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki report on three studies showing that poor diet, inadequate sleep, and depression have a profound effect on aggravating depression.
Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and Maryland...