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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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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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What can someone do to prevent coronary heart disease?

What can someone do to prevent coronary heart disease?

Lifestyle Changes: Although exercise and getting good sleep are good for your heart and health, making wise choices about what you put in your mouth may have the greatest impact. I've become more convinced that a whole-foods diet high in fruits and vegetables is best. Animal protein is ok, but not in the american portion sizes. Avoid the things we all know are bad. This will have the greatest preventive impact. ...Read more

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How can you prevent coronary heart disease?

How can you prevent coronary heart disease?

Know your numbers!: You might not be able to completely prevent heart disease but you can certainly remediate your risk by awareness and good habits. Stop smoking, lose weight, control cholesterol and blood pressure and blood sugar, exercise every day. The first step is to know where you are right now which means testing with your doctor and partnering with your doctor to achieve your goals and improve your outcome. ...Read more

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How does someone prevent coronary heart disease?

Take charge: Control your risk factors: blood pressure goal <130/80mmhg ldl goal< 100mg/dl daily aerobic exercise > 45 minutes do not smoke stay close to normal BMI of < 25kg/m2 if you are diabetic, keep good control with A1c goal < 7%. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent coronary heart disease?

See below: Adhere to a healthy low fat diet, avoid smoking, get plenty of exercise, treat high blood pressure , high cholesterol and diabetes if appropriate. Know your risk factors and family history. ...Read more

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Please explain why does grapefruit segments prevent coronary heart disease?

Grapefruit: Don't know where you got that one. Grapefruit could be a part of a healthful diet but i'm not aware of any study which shows that any specific food prevents cad. ...Read more

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What is the primary prevention of coronary heart disease?

What is the primary prevention of coronary heart disease?

Lifestyle: There are risk factors you can't control, like family history and diseases you've had that put you at risk. Most of the risk factors are within your control, such as diet and exercise to keep you LDL low and your HDL high. Discuss preventive measures with your doctor as everyone can benefit from this, get regular checkups and blood tests to help plan prevention. Do not smoke or take drugs. ...Read more

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How does increase fiber intake to prevent coronary heart disease?

Fiber intake: High fiber intake can help control blood glucose and cholesterol. This can help with decreasing the likelihood of cad. ...Read more

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Why do you have to increase fiber intake to prevent coronary heart disease?

Why do you have to increase fiber intake to prevent coronary heart disease?

Marginally: As fiber is not absorbed in the gut, it may prevent up to 10% of cholesterol and a few calories to be absorbed and feeling of fullness may prevent more calories to be ingested. Nothing magical. ...Read more

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Please explain why docs recommend increase exercise to prevent coronary heart disease?

Please explain why docs recommend increase exercise to prevent coronary heart disease?

Exercise: Virtually every study of effects of interventions shows that people who exercise regularly do better with respect to coronary artery disease. Exercise helps with arterial health. It doesn't absolutely prevent coronary disease but certainly decreases your chances of an untoward event. ...Read more

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What is the number one method for coronary heart disease prevention?

What is the number one method for coronary heart disease prevention?

Walking/eating right: I recommend preventing major health problems by engaging in two activities over which most of us have control nearly every day. ...Read more

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Do many people have coronary heart disease?

Do many people have coronary heart disease?

This link: May help, http://www.Cdc.Gov/heartdisease/statistics.Htm.

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Do I just live with coronary heart disease?

Do I just live with coronary heart disease?

Discuss your options: Coronary artery atherosclerosis is often surprisingly reversible with lifestyle changes. 21st century medicine including stents, surgery, and medications is available; you've worked hard and deserve the benefits. Don't accept disability without exploring all your options -- your having written is a sign that you're proactive; keep it up. ...Read more

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What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

What does coronary heart disease do to the body?

Causes heart attack: It blocks the coronary arteries leading to chest pain or heart attack. If you get a heart attack it can damage the muscle causing heart failure with shortness of breath and swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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How does nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

How does  nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

Cholesterol/diabetes: Proper nutrition is very important in prevention of coronary artery disease bacause obesity is number i cause of diabetese, high blood pressure and cad coronary artery disease can be prevented to a major extent by proper nutrition which includes preventing overeating to prevent obesity, low salt intake, low carb and low cholesterol diet, foods high in fiber, whole fruits, vegeis, whole grains, nuts etc. ...Read more

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What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?

What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?

Many ways: The most important thing you can do is stop smoking if you currently smoke. Other interventions include: maintain normal weight, lose weight if you are overweight, establish good nutritional practice and exercise routine. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Stress avoidance or control is also very helpful for cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more