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Can you give me some tips on how to boost your heart health?

Can you give me some tips on how to boost your heart health?

Yes: Healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can often be achieved by shifting the diet towards vegetables, whole grains, fish and grilled chicken. Regular exercise, even without weight loss, is more important than many realize. A recent overview of studies found that people exercising 150 min weekly had 14% lower risk of heart disease, and 300 min weekly led to 20% lower risk. ...Read more

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Healthy Heart (Definition)

Heart health is important, especially as we age. To prevent multiple heart conditions including but not limited to high blood pressure, heart attacks, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure, small changes in daily habits are necessary. These changes can include eating healthy, exercising, managing stress levels, limiting alcohol and tobacco intake, ...Read more


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Can any doc tell me what's a tea you can drink everyday to improve your overall health?

Can any doc tell me what's a tea you can drink everyday to improve your overall health?

Green tea: Studies show that green tea can have antioxidant ; anti-carcinogenic effects as well as v’ing risk for heart disease . It can be used as a plant based alternative for glycemic control. ...Read more

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What other tips can you give me to improve digestion?

What other tips can you give me to improve digestion?

Increase fiber.: In our society, one of the most glaring deficiencies in her diet is adequate dietary fiber. Increasing a whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and even perhaps adding a fiber supplements such as Metamucil, often helps digestion. Drink plenty of fluids also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you give me some tips on how to lead and sustain a healthy lifestyle?

Can you give me some tips on how to lead and sustain a healthy lifestyle?

Health: The keys here are 3 things: excellent diet, moderate exercise and stress reduction. These 3 things are most responsible for a healthy lifestyle. You may not accomplish it all at once, but through a systematic program, aided by professionals, you should be able to achieve all three. You will feel really good both physicially and mentally! ...Read more

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Can you give me some tips on how to relax after work in a healthy manner?

Can you give me some tips on how to relax after work in a healthy manner?

Simple meditation: There are many ways in which to relax after work. Meditation is an important and effective way to do this. A simple meditation technique: find a quiet, comfortable place where you can be undisturbed. Close your eyes and take slow deep breaths inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth, "hyper-focusing" on listening to your breaths. Do this for 5-20 minutes daily. ...Read more

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Can you give me some tips on how to deal with panic attacks?

Can you give me some tips on how to deal with panic attacks?

Panic attacks or D/O: Panic attacks happen within the context of all anxiety disorders including panic d/o, generalized anxiety d/o, ptsd, social anxiety disorder...Etc. So depending on the underlying cause , treatment is slightly different. So getting an evaluation by a specialist in anxiety helps, the ccbt iis very helpful in teaching you coping after helping u understanding some of the underlying trigger thoughts. ...Read more

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How to manage tremors of the hand, can you give some ways or suggestion please. thank you?

How to manage tremors of the hand, can you give some ways or suggestion please. thank you?

?essential tremor: Have you been diagnosed with essential tremor. this is an annoyance and embarrasing. there are medications that can be used for this. You should see a neurologist for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips on how to maintain my vision?

Can you suggest tips on how to maintain my vision?

See an eye doctor: See an eye doctor regularly. So many ocular conditions are only symptomatic when they are already advanced. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions on how to handle anxiety and depression?

Can you give me suggestions on how to handle anxiety and depression?

If your'e clinically: Depressed or really anxious - i would encourage a psychiatric evaluation. From there treatment options will be presented to you. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great vitamins of things to take to build muscle?

Can you please tell me about some great vitamins of things to take to build muscle?

All vitamins are : Good and are a necessity for life. They are not drugs that you use to "build muscle" or "cure a headache". They are nutrients that enable cells to "burn" fuel to make energy. ...Read more

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Can you please guide me on foods that will help me get full but also lose weight fast?

Can you please guide me on foods that will help me get full but also lose weight fast?

Lentils: Lentils have a lot of protein. Eat them in a soup and they will fill you up and you will lose weight as long as you avoid processed foods. ...Read more

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What exercise/fitness tips can you give me to increase my metabolic rate?

What exercise/fitness tips can you give me to increase my metabolic rate?

Try these steps: Try this website. Also consult with a personal trainer. http://www.wikihow.com/increase-your-metabolism. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great ways for your kids to intake enough calcium?

Can you please tell me about some great ways for your kids to intake enough calcium?

Dairy, Tums (calcium carbonate): A variety of dairy products will supply calcium in digestible form from milk through cheeses. Various juices like orange juice are occasionally supplemented with calcium. Antacid tablets like Tums (calcium carbonate) are occasionally used to supply calcium to a kid that is lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get the motivation and energy to exercise?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get the motivation and energy to exercise?

Consider.........: Consider the benefits of exercise, versus the downside for your life not exercising! exercising regularly embellishes your character. People who don't: slugs! take it or leave it. I think the choice is clear! ...Read more

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What tips can you offer on how to take care of your skin during winter?

What tips can you offer on how to take care of your skin during winter?

Winter skin: Hydrate well with water. Continue to use sun -screen - yes, even in winter and you can use emollients to moisten skin. ...Read more

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Can you give me some tips on how to live a long, healthy life?

Can you give me some tips on how to live a long, healthy life?

Here's a plan...: Eat right, keep your weight down, exercise regularly including weights and cardio, learn to manage stress, don't abuse alcohol, tobacco or drugs, don't engage in risky behaviors, keep learning, fall in love and stay happily married. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What to do if i'm trying to lose some weight, can you guys give me a good diet program or some tips and advises?

What to do if i'm trying to lose some weight, can you guys give me a good diet program or some tips and advises?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. https://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart ...Read more

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Can you give me some tips on how to boost your heart health?

Yes: Healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can often be achieved by shifting the diet towards vegetables, whole grains, fish and grilled chicken. Regular exercise, even without weight loss, is more important than many realize. A recent overview of studies found that people exercising 150 min weekly had 14% lower risk of heart disease, and 300 min weekly led to 20% lower risk. ...Read more

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What is a really good fruit for heart health?

What is a really good fruit for heart health?

Pomegranite: Any fruit rich in antioxidants, vitamins is good for heart health. However, diabetics have to be moderate given potential impact of some sweet fruits on blood sugars. ...Read more

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Can weight training help improve your heart health ?

Can weight training help improve your heart health ?

Yes...but: Weight training that is part of an aerobic exercise program will certainly be beneficial for your heart. Lifting heavy weights for mass without aerobic activity will have only marginal heart benefits. ...Read more

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What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

Exercise!: As little as 30 minutes of walking 4 times a day can do tremenous things for heart health. If drug companies could make exercise a pill, they would! It's simple and free, so at minimum everyone should walk or jog. ...Read more

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How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

Both related to stre: There have been many studies showing a direct link between stress and heart disease. Cortisol levels, the stress hormone, are greatly increased during times of stress or lack of sleep. Studies on animals have shown a significant increase in coronary artery disease and strokes. Studies on human beings have shown the same trend. Stress can have a big impact on cholesterol levels as well. ...Read more

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Does garlic lower bp, improve heart health and serve as an antioxidant?

Does garlic lower bp, improve heart health and serve as an antioxidant?

Not much evidence: Few studies have show two effects: reduce bad cholesterol and relax smooth muscle may be decreasing bp. Antioxidant/antibiotic effects decreasing incidence of breast, prostate and colon cancer less evidence base. Supplements and herbs are never the whole answer to treat a serious disease. There are benefits in conventional medicine and living a healthy lifestyle. Consult your doctor and research. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between magnesium oxide and heart health.?

Is there a connection between magnesium oxide and heart health.?

Yes, sometimes: If you have a proven low magnesium level, you need to improve the levels of magnesium in your blood before heart rhythm disturbances develop. Mag oxide helps correct levels. Remember, high magnesium levels in blood also cause heart rhythm disturbances, too. That's why you need not use mag oxide long term without known blood levels of magnesium level. Ok to use it short term for a week or so though. ...Read more

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My father died from a heart attack. How can I keep track of my heart health?

My father died from a heart attack. How can I keep track of my heart health?

Risk assessment: A good knowledge of your risk factors (of which family history is clearly one). Knowing your status with regards to traditional factors, like cholesterol profile, diabetes, and blood pressure. Lifestyle indicators like exercise tolerance, smoking, etc. Further risk delineation might be possible with advanced screening modalities such as stress testing and coronary ct angiography might help too. ...Read more

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What role does sex play in improving heart health?

What role does sex play in improving heart health?

Fitness, joy in life: The risk of death from the sudden exertion of sex is real but is greatly overrated. Sex is a form of exercise, not so strenuous or powerful but perhaps more popular than a hard gym workout. If you want to have sex -- and that is your business -- it will boost your self-esteem and outlook on life, and help you do the other things you should to keep that heart healthy. ...Read more

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What does your gum disease have to do with your heart health?

What does your gum disease have to do with your heart health?

Atheroma: Although recent evidence discounts much of a direct link between the gums and the heart, there are many risk factors that are associated. The inflammatory markers whch are produced and cause inflammation in the vessels of the gum tissue, can cause inflammation and arterial damagethroughout the entire body. This creates areas that cholesterol binds to and attributes to atheroma formation. ...Read more

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Questions about heart health: how much better will you be if you just stop all animal fat intake?

Questions about heart health:  how much better will you be if you just stop all animal fat intake?

Stop animal fat: Interesting question but hard to say, I have seen dramatic changes in cholesterol when people have gone on a vegan diet, but if you are considering this discuss it with your physician and have your labs checked at regular intervals to see the changes. ...Read more

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If I quit smoking, will it significantly improve my heart health? Or is my heart condition already a done deal?

If I quit smoking, will it significantly improve my heart health? Or is my heart condition already a done deal?

Help heart health: Any atherosclerosis caused by smoking is usually not reversible, but any blood vessel narrowing due to nicotine can be improved by stopping smoking. ...Read more

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