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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
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Many supplements: At 32 your risk is currently quite low but it is never too early to take steps to prevent these common killers. Vitamins c, d, e, k, folic acid, vitam ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
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
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
17 years experience Neurology
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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
26 years experience Periodontics
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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Risk factor: Control. See stroke.Org.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
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
43 years experience Pathology
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. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Hypotension, or low blood pressure, can lead to stroke if the brain does not receive adequate blood flow.
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