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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more

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I need the heart diet? Is when your going to get open heart surgery and need to lose weight fast.

I need the heart diet? Is when your going to get open heart surgery and need to lose weight fast.

Sensible calories: There is no special cardiac diet for rapid weight loss. I would recommend watching calorie intake with a balanced diet. Rapid wight loss can be harmful. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Eat moderate portions
Once
Eat a balanced diet
Once
Minimize or avoid junk food
Once
Avoid fast food
Once
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Please describe a good 7 day diet plan for a heart surgery patient?

Please describe a good 7 day diet plan for a heart surgery patient?

Depends: Depends on the reason for the heart surgery, your weight, and general health. In general, a well balanced diet that is heavy in fruit and vegetables, substituting monounsaturated oils for other fats, and light on salt is considered to be an excellent heart healthy diet for everyone. ...Read more

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How is the best way for my wife to lose weight if she has to have heart surgery?

How is the best way for my wife to lose weight if she has to have heart surgery?

Www.caloriecount.com: Go to this website and open a free account and follow their excellent advice. Alternative: join weight watchers or tops. Be realistic - she's not going to lose weight quickly and it's not safe or advisable to try. Avoid fad diets. Avoid any diet that forbids whole categories of food. Eat a vegetable based well balanced diet in reasonable portions without snacking or binging. Continue after surgery. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Keep track of everything you eat
Daily
Start aerobic exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
Increase exercise as tolerated
60 Min, Once, forever
Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
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Will i lose weight after open heart surgery?

Will i lose weight after open heart surgery?

Likely be advised to: People tend to lose weight after heart surgery more so because of being advised that their bad food habits have to change for them to have a chance of a prolonged life. So if you are having surgery at age 36 then your doctors will definitely talk to you about getting cholesterol under control and any other medical issue like diabetes, stopping cigarette smoking and adding exercise to your routine. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Reduce added sugar in your foods
Once
Reduce fast or fried foods
Once
Fill your food plate with ample vegetables, fruits and grains
Once
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When is minimally invasive heart surgery appropriate for patients?

When is minimally invasive heart surgery appropriate for patients?

Heart surgery: This is a tough question to give a general answer to. It depends on the type of surgery needed and its complexity. It should only be performed at centers with extensive experience in these types of procedures and by surgeons who do this type of surgery on a routine basis. ...Read more

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Heart Surgery (Definition)

Open intervention on the heart to correct congenital cardiac anomalies, repair replace heart valves, ascending aortic dissection repair, coronary bypass, heart transplant, surgical removal of heart tumors, ventricular assist devices, cox maze procedures to cure atrial fibrillation, repair of trauma to the heart. Repair of iatrogenic injuries to heart, heart-lung ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more

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