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Doctor insights on: Are There Vitamins That May Prevent Or Delay Coronary Heart Disease

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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No proof that bad gums actually cause heart disease or strokes. Also claims that dental treatment may prevent heart attack or strokes are unwarranted.?

No proof that bad gums actually cause heart disease or strokes. Also claims that dental treatment may prevent heart attack or strokes are unwarranted.?

Occur together: As opposed to gum disease causing heart disease. They are both inflammatory diseased that can occur at the same time. Having severe periodontal disease could be an indicator that you are susceptable to inflammatory diseases. All these disease states need to be checked and controlled. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to prevent coronary artery disease?

Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to prevent coronary artery disease?

Consider: Consider adding niacin, fish oil and/or red yeast rice. I recommend checking with your physician prior to starting these as they may not be right for you given existing conditions or medicines. Consider use of new lipid profiling such as NMR testing to determine your cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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Are they any herbs, foods , vitamins that help fight or or help prevent coronary heart disease at all?

Are they any herbs, foods , vitamins that help fight or or help prevent coronary heart disease at all?

Co Q10: the best supplement which is free with no side effect is exercise. Co Q10 is the best supplement to support cardiovascular system and your heart. all green vegetables and fruits ( not the juice) with fiber are very good for your health and esp heart. Omega 3 is also helpful. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Are there any vitamins that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease?

Vit C, E, B's: It depends upon how far along in the Alzheimer's process how much prevention can occur. Need to clean up the diet, B-complex, vit C 500mg bid, Vit E 200IU/d as well as antioxidents in general are good ideas-need to see a good integrative Dr. to further evaluate and correct and imbalances-which would be specific to you, check vit D, homocysteine,Vit B12,fasting glucose and insulin to start ...Read more

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There is not strong enough evidence to support the notion that treating gum disease can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Your take?

There is not strong enough evidence to support the notion that treating gum disease can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Your take?

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 this fact. Whether or not treating periodontal disease will reduce the risk of ha or stroke is being investigated and is still unknown but the existence of a relationship has been proven. ...Read more

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If someone has AF and they are on:a)rhythm controlb) effective rate controlIn these cases would there still be heart damage or enlargement?

If someone has AF and they are on:a)rhythm controlb) effective rate controlIn these cases would there still be heart damage or enlargement?

AF AND HEART DAMAGE: AF may result in weakness of the heart muscle- called tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy- if rate control is poor, and person is experiencing frequent or chronic elevations in their heart rate. AF that is controlled with medications is not likely to result in such occurence. More commonly, AF arises as a result of structural heart disease, such as having a leaky mitral valve, or changes due to BP. ...Read more

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Do you have to be diag first with coronary atherscherososis from smoking or any other risk factor to have a heart attack are there tests? any age?

Do you have to be diag first with coronary atherscherososis from smoking or any other risk factor to have a heart attack  are there tests? any age?

Heart attack: you do not have to be diagnosed first, since coronary disease may present suddenly and without any prior symptoms. However the typical presentation is Chest pain on exertion. The best way to diagnose it is with a stress test ...Read more

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Is there anything available to increase testosterone without fear of heart attack stroke or heart disease and does chyron inhibit aromatase?

Is there anything available to increase testosterone without fear of heart attack stroke or heart disease and does chyron inhibit aromatase?

Med available: aromatase inhibitors are not used to increase testosterone levels but are employed in breast Ca as inhibitros similar to teamoxifen. A number of testosterone preparations are available mostly to enhance muscle replacement in those with low testosterone. Testim is a gel that is applied to the shoulders and upper chest tiw and helps elevate hormone level with affecting cardiac status. ...Read more

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Are there warning signs for an aortic aneurysm? Any ways to prevent one? Is there an exam that shows if you are susceptible to one?

Are there warning signs for an aortic aneurysm? Any ways to prevent one? Is there an exam that shows if you are susceptible to one?

Perhaps: Positive family history, marfans or connective tissue disease, hypertension, smoking, no absolute predictors, but good accurate exams and imaging are available. Aneurysm can affect any part of the aorta - chest, abdomen pelvis and any named vessel! so full history and exams are relevant. ...Read more

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I have rheumatic heart disease and some venous insufficiency; are there single drugs that treat both?

I have rheumatic heart disease and some venous insufficiency; are there single drugs that treat both?

2:1 Drug Rx: These are two different disease processes. Venous insufficiency is treated most often without medication but with compression. With your ra, you may feel uncomfortable with the compression that may require some compromise (a palliative approach) between yourself and your clinician. ...Read more

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What are some of the factors that may cause heart & brain diseases?

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What are some of the factors that may cause heart & brain diseases?

Heart/Brain diseases: Several, from neurological illnesses, to metabolic to ndocrine, to substances such as tobacco & alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there any proof that vitamin D supplements can prevent MS or keep symptoms of MS from worsening?

Is there any proof that vitamin D supplements can prevent MS or keep symptoms of MS from worsening?

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford and another conducted at the New Jersey Medical School have suggested that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D may have a protective effect and lower the risk of developing multiple scleros: Another study conducted at Maastricht University in the Netherlands and others suggest that for people who already have MS, vitamin D may lessen the frequency and severity of their symptoms. More research is needed to assess these findings. When a person has MS, his or her immune system attacks the coating that protects the nerve cells. Research suggests that a connection between vitamin D and MS could be tied to the positive effects vitamin D has on the immune system. The link between vitamin D and MS is strengthened by the association between sunlight and the risk of MS. The farther away from the equator a person lives, the higher the risk of MS. Sunlight is the body's most efficient source for vitamin D — suggesting that exposure to sunlight may offer protection from MS. In addition, in studies of a group of nurses, the risk of developing MS was substantially less for women taking 400 international units (IUs) or more of vitamin D a day. Screening for vitamin D deficiency is important for African-Americans and other ethnic groups with dark skin, due to decreased natural production of vitamin D from sun exposure. The Institute of Medicine recommends 600 IUs of vitamin D a day for adults ages 19 to 70. The recommendation increases to 800 IUs a day for adults age 71 and older. Some doctors question whether these levels are adequate and think that getting more vitamin D would benefit many people. However, the Institute of Medicine recommends that adults avoid taking more than 4,000 IUs a day. If you are diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency, it may be appropriate to use up to 50,000 IUs weekly for up to three months until your vitamin D levels become normal, and then switch to a maintenance dose Very large doses of vitamin D over an extended period can result in toxicity. Signs and symptoms include nausea, vomiting, constipation, poor appetite, weakness and weight loss. In addition, vitamin D toxicity can lead to elevated levels of calcium in your blood, which can result in kidney stones. If you're concerned that you're getting too little — or too much — vitamin D, talk with your doctor about what's right for you. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are environmental or heath factors that can cause congenital disease?

Do you know if there are environmental or heath factors that can cause congenital disease?

Both can: Environment: maternal alcohol intake producing fetal alcohol syndrome health: maternal rubella producing babies that are born deaf, blind and mentally handicapped. ...Read more

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Are there arrythmias that can be fatal, even with a normal heart rate? If so what are some examples?

Are there arrythmias that can be  fatal,  even with a normal heart rate? If so what are some examples?

Long qt: Long q-t syndrome is a collection of multiple hereditary gene defects that causes an abnormality on the electrocardiogram with a normal heart rate and is seen all the time. The arrhythmia can be triggered by different things, most commonly adrenalin surge and then can create life threatening type arrhythmias ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

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