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what are uses of resistin in cardiovascular diseases?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
None: Resistin (the hormone reported to cause Insulin resistance in adipose cells) is not a direct target of any available clinically used medicine yet although research has demonstrated that its levels are affected by various diabetic medications (see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11201732). Insulin resistance is part of the "metabolic syndrome" which is an important cv risk factor.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What are the main symptoms of cardiovascular diseases that people have?

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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 27 years experience
Depends: Too many to list, but common ones include palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, leg pain with exertion, leg swelling, diziziness.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Consult your doc: Determine risk factors and treat them.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are main types of cardiovascular diseases?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Several types: Cardiovascular disease encompasses many specific fields of study: electrophysiological disease deals with disease of the hearts electrical or conduction system; valvular heart disease deals with conditions that affect the valves of the heart; congenital heart disease deals with anomolies of the heart that people are born with; there are studies of heart & peripheral arteries, muscle and much more.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can any herbs in cooking help treat cardiovascular diseases?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Not significantly.: Certain herbs may be beneficial against cardiovascular disease but not in a significant way. I wouldn't want anyone to rely on herbs to a treat heart condition.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some naturopathic treatments for cardiovascular diseases?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
None: Im sure they will sell you some tree root venom but stick with modern, proven medicine to actually treat diseases.
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Atherosclerotic blockages do not disappear with naturopathic therapy. See your primary physician or cardiologist for proven therapies.
Aug 27, 2012

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