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I'm 27 female and have hard time sleeping. I'm afraid my heart is going to stop but I have a healthy heart. Help please?

Unlikely. A 27 yo woman with a "normal heart" is unlikely to die in her sleep. If there is significant anxiety, one could consider counseling to help with this. Please speak to your physician to see if this is right for you. Read more...

19, sleep deprivation for many years. Could this give me heart disease or dementia in the future? 5-6hrs wake up in night 4hrs 2 gt bk 2 sleep smtimes

Maybe. Studies have suggested that chronic insomnia can lead to a various health issues including obesity, depression, heart disease, neurodegnererative disorders, and others. Please see your primary care physician for evaluation of your insomnia. There are effective treatments available. Read more...

What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

Exercise! As little as 30 minutes of walking 4 times a day can do tremenous things for heart health. If drug companies could make exercise a pill, they would! It's simple and free, so at minimum everyone should walk or jog. Read more...

How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

Both related to stre. There have been many studies showing a direct link between stress and heart disease. Cortisol levels, the stress hormone, are greatly increased during times of stress or lack of sleep. Studies on animals have shown a significant increase in coronary artery disease and strokes. Studies on human beings have shown the same trend. Stress can have a big impact on cholesterol levels as well. Read more...

Does garlic lower bp, improve heart health and serve as an antioxidant?

Not much evidence. Few studies have show two effects: reduce bad cholesterol and relax smooth muscle may be decreasing bp. Antioxidant/antibiotic effects decreasing incidence of breast, prostate and colon cancer less evidence base. Supplements and herbs are never the whole answer to treat a serious disease. There are benefits in conventional medicine and living a healthy lifestyle. Consult your doctor and research. Read more...