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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No solid data: No good randomized placebo controlled study has shown benefit. It can interact with anticoagulants and other perscription medications.Contrary to popular belief "natural" medications can have side effects and interactions.Always let your family doctor know when you are taking supplements. ...Read more
Started jogging slowly 4 miles a day , 5 days a week . Lost 30 pounds in 6 months. Is this a good plan for better heart health ,or is it too much?
Great job!: It sounds like you are doing a great job to get in shape. The key to exercising or running to lose weight is to gradually increase your level of activity so that you do not cause an overuse injury. If you have been putting a lot of mileage in and you feel that it is too much, try running a shorter distance, but push yourself a little harder. Make sure you get a physical exam first. ...Read more
Annual checkup : At 22 y/o you likely just need an annual exam so that your family doctor can evaluate your medical history, family history, current health status (exam and labs) to determine if further testing or treatment is needed. However, at 22 y/o unless you are obese, have a heart condition or diabetes or a family history of heart disease at a young age, your "heart health" should be pretty good. ...Read more
I workout at a high intensity for 1 hr 3x week (combination of cardio and strength- intervals. Is this enough for heart health?
Depend at what speed: as said depend what all you do and at what speed but it appear youcan count pulse and note how high it reaches ...Read more
Heart healthy: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more
Can you determine anything about heart health from looking at someone's face? I.E. Color, shapes, other clues on face?
Sometimes: Diagnosis of problems rely on listening to the patient, examining the paitens and finally tests. Obviously many things can be discovered by closely looking. An example - a small skin tag found under the eyes called a xanthelasma can be a sign of high cholesterol. This can be an early warning of increased risk of heart disease. ...Read more
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