A 32-year-old member asked:
what preventive measures are the best to take to avoid cardiovascular disease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Creighton Wright answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risk and modifying them. Smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Heart attack: simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Steve Kagan answered
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
Several: #1. Don't smoke #2. Control your blood pressure #3. Control your diabetes #4. Regular exercise #5. Control your weight #6. Normalize cholesterol levels #7. Take Aspirin daily (consult with your doctor first).
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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