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Dehydration and Chronic Disease Chronic dehydration and low fluid intake have been linked to numerous conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, glaucoma, constipation, and arthritis-related pain, among others.1-3  Elderly populations, already prone to chronic diseases, are at...
Type: Perspectives
In a 2010 report of the Edinburgh Artery Study, which is the largest and longest running prospective study of blood viscosity, blood viscosity was shown to predict cognitive decline over a 4 year period in 452 elderly subjects (p<0.05).1 Blood viscosity was measured in a random population of...
Type: Perspectives
  OBJECTIVE: Alterations of blood and plasma viscosity can promote atherosclerosis. The relationship between viscosity and aging is still controversial. The present study evaluated the influence of aging on blood and plasma viscosity in a group of subjects followed for 11.6 years. METHODS: Forty-...
Tags: Aging
Type: Abstracts
Blood Viscosity Used to Monitor Changes Case reports published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, describe the application of therapeutic phlebotomy (or blood-letting) in two patient cases: the first involving a patient presenting with severe angina...
Type: Perspectives
  This study investigates the age associated changes in hemorheological properties and cerebral blood flow. Partial correlations indicate that part of the age-dependent decrease in flow velocities can be attributed to a hemorheological decrement resulting in part from enhanced oxidative stress in...
Tags: Aging
Type: Abstracts
Blood Viscosity Despite decades of treatments to lower cholesterol, regulate heart rhythms, and reduce salt and fat, cardiovascular disease is still the number one killer of adults in the industrialized world. It has been associated with nearly 300 independent risk factors, among them high LDL, low...
Type: Perspectives
  Aging is a natural process that is defined as a progressive deterioration of biological functions after the organism has attained its maximal reproductive competence. Aging leads to the accumulation of disabilities and diseases that limit normal body functions and is a major risk factor for...
Type: Abstracts
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the industrialized world. Despite the fact that over the past twenty-five years significant advances have reduced the frequency of this killer, the etiology, or root cause, of cardiovascular disease remains elusive. It increasingly appears...
Type: Perspectives
Oxidative Stress and Blood Viscosity in Mid-Life and Senior Adults A staggering 41.4 million Americans (about 1 in 8) were 65 years or older in 2011.1 This represents an 18% increase since the year 2000. Additionally, the number of older Americans is expected to almost double to 79.7 million in...
Type: Perspectives
Mention of therapeutic phlebotomy probably brings to mind the 1970’s American comedy sketch Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber, as well as leeches, evil humors, and the death of George Washington, our first President.  Washington’s physicians hastened his demise with phlebotomy therapy for probable...
Type: Commentary

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