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Can You Get Rid Of Heart Disease
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
I'm sorry: You can waste weeks wading through all the studies of vitamin e supplementation and the cardiac benefits that were supposed to happen. You'll probably come away concluding that outcomes were at best "disappointing." in the big prospective studies, folks randomized to take vitamin e had more heart attacks & strokes and died sooner on the average. ...Read more
Avoid toxic foods : Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Propanalol: Not unless you have already had an mi why are you taking it at age 17? ...Read more
I'm very worried about heart disease since it runs in the family. What can I do to help prevent this?
Lifestyle changes: All changes in lifestyle prevent heart disease. But exercise improve all aspect of the metabolic syndrome. Define differently by organizations. But basically, obesity- large belly, diabetics, lipids problem and htn. Aerobic exercise program will improve all the above. A physician should follow you. ...Read more
Meds for CAD: Prevention of cad-events can be either primary (no previous events), or secondary (prior event). In high risk pts, aspirin, statin therapy might be advantageous in primary prevention. For secondary prevention these meds, along with beta-blockers/acei or arb if prior heart damage can be protective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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