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Do you know what it means to have heart disease?

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There is a growing push for those of us in the medical field to increase the awareness of women about their risk of heart disease. There is a special push during the months of February and March. I have been listening to and reading many of the news stories and articles about the subject. I have noticed one big hole in the reporting there is no definition of what heart disease is and what specific conditions it refers to. It becomes more personal if individuals that fall into the category of having heart disease actually knew that all the information is relevant to them. I will define heart disease and give examples of diseases that are considered heart disease. If you are suffering with one of these challenges you will know to pay better attention next time you hear something about heart disease

Heart Disease is a general term that refers to any disease or condition that affects the heart or the blood vessels including disorders of the values, congenital conditions, heart infections, and conduction disorders. Examples of conditions that would fall under the category of heart disease are high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, heart attack (myocardial infarction), atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, angina, mitral regurgitation, mitral value prolapse, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, heart arrhythmias, and heart failure.

Dr. Dae

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Dr. Dae's Bio:

Daemon "Dr. Dae" (pronounced Dr. Day) Jones is a Naturopathic Physician who completed her training at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is certified as a General Practitioner by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Dr. Dae provides tailored treatment to meet the unique needs of every individual she sees in her practice. She also provides specialized support for persons challenged by nutritional deficiencies, weight problems, hormonal and reproductive system disorders, attention deficit disorder and those experiencing chronic diseases.

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