Dec 17

Aging stiffens the blood vessels but their flexibility also fluctuates based on a woman’s hormone state

Credit: Eero Haapala A study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences measured arterial stiffness in women from wide age range. Increased stiffness is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Age was a strong determinant of arterial stiffness. Indicative of the role of hormones, menstrual cycle phase, […]

Nov 21

For Men, Low Testosterone Means High Risk of Severe COVID-19

Yes, we regularly evaluate our male patients for testosterone deficiencies. Another risk factor when it’s low for vascular disease. The COVID-19 virus attacks the wall of the vasculature. For men, low testosterone means high risk of severe COVID-19 New clues on why more men than women develop severe disease Throughout the pandemic, doctors have seen […]

Nov 21

The Key to Minimizing Health Risks Associated with Aging

Address target in CD 47 to influence aging and monitor with endothelial function vascular studies. The key to minimizing health risks associated with aging MedicalXpress Breaking News-and-Events|September 11, 2020 Researchers hope developing therapies that target CD47 will significantly reduce the impact these health issues have on older individuals and health systems globally. During old age, […]

Nov 21

Lumpy Protein Stiffen Blood Vessels Of The Brain

Science helps to understand intuition and common sense. Dementia, Alzheimer’s is a vascular disease. Lumpy Proteins Stiffen Blood Vessels Of The Brain MEDICINE & HEALTH On Sep 9, 2020 Spotlight on a new risk factor for vascular dementia Deposits of a protein called “Medin”, which manifest in virtually all older adults, reduce the elasticity of […]