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What is a good nursing diagnosis for the risk of heart disease and stroke in older adults

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Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
Too good to be true: Many illnesses mentioned may be helped but not prevented with a vegan diet. Genetics and environmental issues may also play roles in the development... Read More
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Probably true: This documentary does have its own agenda as well but most studies suggest that a healthier, balanced diet is likely to reduce the risks of cancer, s... Read More

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Eat whole foods.: Eating right is the number one measure. Cook with coconut oil. Other risk factors include mthfr mutation which can be checked for. Vit c 500 mg twice ... Read More
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Important: I believe that good oral hygeine and healthy gums are important for your overall health. It may decrease risk of heart attack or stroke. It is a... Read More
Dr. James Wallace
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 47 years experience
You are right!: The evidence is growing that there is a relationship between cvd and periodontal disease. Medical based evidence from several studies has confirmed th... Read More
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 30 years experience
Got it backwards: Treating gum disease doesn't necessarily mean that you won't ever suffer from heart disease. But if you do have gum disease, the literature supports ... Read More
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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes: High cholesterol (especially LDL - "bad cholesterol") is one of the risk factors for both stroke and heart disease. Others include high blood pressure... Read More
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Walking/eating right: I recommend preventing major health problems by engaging in two activities over which most of us have control nearly every day.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
Periodontics 27 years experience
Complex: It's not a simple answer. Both the bacteria causing periodontal diseases & the systemic effects of the inflation are implicated here. A chronic infect... Read More
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatric Cardiology 20 years experience
Probably not: Your lipid panel is strikingly good. The strong family history suggests that you should focus on modifiable risk factors (e.g., not smoking, exercisin... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Says who?: 'degenerative disease' usually is a word we use for changes that seem to happen as part of the body's wearing out from getting older. Macular degenera... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Depends: This depends on many many things and needs an evaluation by possibly a cardiologist doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery 16 years experience
Yes: Hypotension, or low blood pressure, can lead to stroke if the brain does not receive adequate blood flow.

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