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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Rid Of 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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How can I prevent heart disease?

How can I prevent heart disease?

Many things to do: Heart disease prevention can be accomplished by regular cardiovascular exercise, cholesterol control, blood pressure management, low saturated fat diet and meditation/positive mental attitude. ...Read more

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Best way to prevent heart disease?

Best way to prevent heart disease?

Lifestyle: Some factors cannot be changes like family history, and presence of other disease that impact cv disease. But the best approach is to start early in life attending to healthy lifestyle and behavioral choices. Healthy diet, watching weight, no smoking/tobacco, regular exercise including cardiovascular work, stress reduction, regular good sleep, positive life outlook all help. ...Read more

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Is there one way to completely prevent heart disease?

Is there one way to completely prevent heart disease?

NOPE: Heart disease has so many facets: environmental like smoking, habitual like not exercising and chemical such as high cholesterol that has strong genetic predispostion. The caveat to this is that regular exercise coupled with a health diet, not smoking, drinking minimally, and a doctor's care can vastlly improve one's cardiac risk, even if genetics are stacked against a person. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to completely, 100% prevent heart disease?

Can there be a way to completely, 100% prevent heart disease?

Heart disease: Absolutely, to prevent heart diseae don't be born; otherwise some form of it is going to happen, it isn't all preventable. ...Read more

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Treatment and control of heart disease?

Treatment and control of heart disease?

Depends: On the type of heart disease. CAD are usually managed by controlling risk factors with or without surgical intervention like PTCA and CABG.Valvular disease are surgically managed or observation or meds, congestive disease are managed with medications and supportive care. Arrthymias are managed with cardioversion,meds and sometimes AICD. Please specify type of heart disease ...Read more

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How can vitamen e prevent heart disease?

How can vitamen e prevent heart disease?

Not obvious: Vitamin e was heavily promoted to help the heart a decade or so ago. Further studies have not borne this out and there is some indication that excess e might be problematic. Best not to overindulge your vitamin e. ...Read more

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How does laughter help to prevent heart disease?

How does laughter help to prevent heart disease?

Hmm: laughter is good for you in general. No, there are no studies that show that it lowers your risk of heart disease but who cares - it's good to laugh. Heck, maybe it helps lower your BP or something. Enjoy life. ...Read more

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Must I exercise daily to prevent a heart disease?

Must I exercise daily to prevent a heart disease?

See Dr./not have to.: Exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease but you do not have to do it every day. Your heart works better, and your blood vessels and lungs are more used to exerting extra effort. Just walking can help greatly. It also improves blood pressure, another serious issue that can result in heart disease, as well as stroke.. See your doctor to be sure of how much you can/should do. ...Read more