Migraine & Mental Health: The Emotional Toll of Chronic Headaches

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While the pain and discomfort experienced as a result of migraines it’s widely-known, what’s less discussed (and important to talk about) is the emotional toll chronic headaches can have on sufferers. Here, we’ll discuss the psychological implications of frequent migraines, including depression and anxiety, and the impact that receiving mental health support can have on those who experience them.The Connection …

Diabetes Friendly Sweet Potato Pie

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Try out this exceptional sweet potato pie recipe. Not only is it diabetes-friendly, but it’s downright delicious!Ingredients 5 medium orange sweet potatoes, or 40 oz canned (no sugar added) 1 stick melted butter 1 cup monkfruit or Splenda 2/3 cup evaporated milk 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 9-inch unbaked pie …

What is a Heart Attack?

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers from myocardial infarction (more well-known as a heart attack).1 In essence, a heart attack is a severe medical emergency in which the blood supply to the heart is suddenly cut off. When this happens, the affected muscle tissue begins to die. A heart attack can lead to severe complications or death if …

New Cardiogram Feature: Discover Your Daily Risk of Migraines and Headaches

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Cardiogram has just released a new feature within the Migraine IQ module that provides a daily Risk Index forecast with your likelihood of developing a migraine each day.When it comes to alleviating migraine symptoms, it’s important to be able to predict when a migraine is likely to occur. Having this information gives those who suffer from migraines a window of …

Heart Conditions 101: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM): Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a type of cardiomyopathy, and specifically a heart disease that can cause the heart muscle to thicken. This can make it difficult for the heart to pump blood properly. In some cases, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure or become fatal. However, there are treatments and preventative measures that can be taken today to help …

Migraines and Heart Health: The Unexpected Connection

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One billion people worldwide suffer from migraine, making it the third most common illness. And studies have found that across the board, migraine increases the risk of several heart diseases, like atrial fibrillation, heart attacks, and angina.  Here, we’ll discuss the basics of migraine headaches, including their causes, treatment options and how they’re connected to heart health. As well as …

Atrial Fibrillation 101

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that can cause blood clots, stroke, and other heart-related problems. If you have AF, it’s important to understand the risks and symptoms and to work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan that’s right for you. In this article, we’ll discuss AF in more detail, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.What …

What is Pulmonary Embolism?

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Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a condition in which one or more blood clots block the arteries of the lungs, resulting in reduced oxygen flow to the affected area. Although it affects the lungs, it is considered a cardiovascular disease. In fact, it’s one of the most common cardiovascular diseases, affecting around 900,000 U.S. adults every year. The most common cause …