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Can congestive heart failure be corrected through diet and exercise as well as weight loss?

Can congestive heart failure be corrected through diet and exercise as well as weight loss?

Heart failure: Heart failure means that the heart is not pumping effectively enough to meet the body's needs. There are many reasons this happens, including heart attacks, valve problems, and heart muscle diseases. The treatment depends on the cause. Some kinds of HF are entirely reversible, and others are not but can be improved with the right meds, diet, and treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What could I do to break weight loss plateau on sacred heart diet. Eat more soup?

What could I do to break weight loss plateau on sacred heart diet. Eat more soup?

Calorie creep: We plateau because we are human and get tired of dieting! Then we nibble just a little bit more than we think we're eating because we're hungry! Try to break the cycle by doing a 1 day partial fast: eat only water based soup and no solid food. It will be hard. You'll lose weight. Don't binge the next day! You'll find that after the 1 austere day, your "regular" diet food will seem like a lot. ...Read more

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Can a heart condition cause weight loss?

Can a heart condition cause weight loss?

In certain very: Advanced cases like critical aortic valve stenosis but this generally rare. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos disease related to fast heart and weight loss?

Is hashimotos disease related to fast heart and weight loss?

No: Hashimoto's is more commonly associated with slow heart rate and weight gain if untreated. You get fast heart rate and weight loss if you are overtreated for hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

No: Lipozene is a dietary fiber supplement. Taking it is equivalent to eating a bowl of All-Bran. It does not cause rapid heart beat. However, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia is a very common entity. IF you're frequently troubled with it, see your doc for an accurate dx. PS, dieting can cause low potassium which increases the incidence of all cardiac arrhythmias - get your electrolytes checked! ...Read more

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Are there any weight loss pills that are okay to take with a heart problem?

Are there any weight loss pills that are okay to take with a heart problem?

Orlistat: Weight loss drugs tend to be only modestly effective, and most carry risks. Several have been taken off the market because of heart problems. Amphetamine-like drugs should not be used in people with heart problems. Orlistat, which works on food absorption in the intestine, has no heart risk, though it has annoying side effects on the bowels. ...Read more

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Can weight loss affect heart rate? Losing 40kg in 1.5 years, little to no workout, my RHR went from high 70s to med 50s. Energy normal, no symptoms.

Can weight loss affect heart rate? Losing 40kg in 1.5 years, little to no workout, my RHR went from high 70s to med 50s. Energy normal, no symptoms.

Malnutrition?: Generally a low resting heart rate is a good thing and a sign of good cardiovascular fitness, at least in young people. However, in setting of malnutrition (e.g., in anorexia or bulimia), a low heart rate can be an early sign of heart failure. The lack of any symptoms is encouraging, but be careful about excessive or rapid weight loss and make sure you have a healthy and adequate diet. ...Read more

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How high does my heart rate have to be in order for me to be in a "weight loss zone"? Like as long as my heart is pumping really fast am I shading lbs

How high does my heart rate have to be in order for me to be in a "weight loss zone"? Like as long as my heart is pumping really fast am I shading lbs

220 minus age x0.6: The general rule for an aerobic workout, assuming you have no health reasons not to work out vigorously, is to aim for a heart rate of 60 percent of max, which is 220 minus your age (so your max is 220 - 23 or 197, and 60% of this is 118). Note that this general rule is controversial, and not everyone believes in it. ...Read more

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Can weight loss pills worsen my heart condition?

Some can: Some stimulants can cause arrhythmias. .. Some medications have been shown to cause heart damage, e.g. The valves damaged by fen-phen. .. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss pill or anything else that doesn't increase heart rate?

Please describe a good weight loss pill or anything else that doesn't increase heart rate?

Do it naturally: Don't do with pills, they all carry side effects. Do it naturally...Search for natural and safer alternatives and speak to a nutritionist... ...Read more

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What's a target heart rate during cardio (eliptical) for weight loss? I'm a female 30yrs 148lbs

What's a target heart rate during cardio (eliptical) for weight loss? I'm a female 30yrs 148lbs

Aerobic threshold: The important principle is to keep under your aerobic threshold when you are training. Here is a good website that explains why and gives you a guideline: https://philmaffetone. Com/180-formula/ ...Read more

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I need the heart diet? Is when your going to get open heart surgery and need to lose weight fast.

I need the heart diet? Is when your going to get open heart surgery and need to lose weight fast.

Sensible calories: There is no special cardiac diet for rapid weight loss. I would recommend watching calorie intake with a balanced diet. Rapid wight loss can be harmful. ...Read more

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Is there a weight loss supplement for heart patients?

Is there a weight loss supplement for heart patients?

Co enzyme Q10: Many people take coenzyme q 10. There is insufficient data for me to recommend it. Niacin is used to lower cholesterol and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol but, again, the data is mixed. The recent "aim-high" study showed no benefit in pts adding it to a statin. Eating fish is beneficial. Taking fish oils may be helpful but remains unclear. Some people take garlic but there's no proof of benefit. ...Read more

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Can a forceful heart beat/tachycardia cause weight loss?

Can a forceful heart beat/tachycardia cause weight loss?

Not normally: But a rapid heart beat should be worked up and if it is caused by hyperthyroidism it is the hyper thyroid state that can cause weight loss ...Read more

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Beta blockers and weight loss--which causes heart rate to change?

Beta blockers and weight loss--which causes heart rate to change?

Heart: Most likely both, if wt. Loss is rapid & beta blocker dose high enough to slow your heart beats & lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is weight loss a sign of worsening condition in a patient with congestive heart failure?

Is weight loss a sign of worsening condition in a patient with congestive heart failure?

It can be: Weight loss can reflect appropriate dietary changes, salt reduction, and colirc reduction that may be beneficial if part of one's heart failure status is due to obesity and obesity related conditions. However, in severe, advanced heart failure, weight loss can be a sign of cardiac cachexia, suggestive of a worsened prognosis. ...Read more

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What would be the best weight loss surgery? Liposuction, or other? What stays off longest? Helps the heart? Would lose fastest? Where does fat go off-bod

What would be the best weight loss surgery? Liposuction, or other? What stays off longest? Helps the heart? Would lose fastest? Where does fat go off-bod

Several options: Check out :http://www. Obesitycoverage. Com/bariatric-surgery-selector-tool/. It is interactive, and your answers will help find the best for you. ...Read more

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47 male. Cardio said my heart is slightly enlarged. I had high BP and cholesterol that required meds. No longer take them due to weight loss/lifestyle changes. Now both are normal. Will my heart decrease?

47 male. Cardio said my heart is slightly enlarged. I had high BP and cholesterol that required meds. No longer take them due to weight loss/lifestyle changes. Now both are normal. Will my heart decrease?

Size doesn't matter: I'm in sports training right now and my heart's big once again. The size of the heart is not a concern. I'm an autopsy pathologist, and 100% of obese people have enlarged hearts simply from carrying the weight. Ditto if you're doing serious athletics. A large heart is no more a liability than a weight-lifter's big biceps -- it's what the enlargement is a marker for. Big or not, you've done well. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate, lightheaded, palps, weakness and weight loss for 10 mths. What could it be?

Rapid heart rate, lightheaded, palps, weakness and weight loss for 10 mths. What could it be?

Hyperthyroidism: This could be one of several conditions, but this constellation of symptoms makes me think of hyperthyroidism first. I would advise getting it checked out. ...Read more

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Is there a weight loss supplement that does not make your heart race?

Is there a weight loss supplement that does not make your heart race?

A few: Diet and exericse should be worked on first. Weight loss stimulant drugs include ephedra, Phentermine (adipex), meridia, Diethylpropion (tenuate) & Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) (contains phentermine). All can make the heart race, cause anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia, dry mouth, & heart attack. Heart safe alternatives include alli, metformin, topiramate, byetta, victoza. Good luck with your weight loss! ...Read more

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Symptoms: heart beats over 105 even in relax, sudden weight loss, easily get tired when going up on stairs (20 steps) and slightly pale?

Symptoms: heart beats over 105 even in relax, sudden weight loss, easily get tired when going up on stairs (20 steps) and slightly pale?

Need to see doctor: Fast heart rate, unintended weight loss and weakness warrant seeing a doctor for an in-person evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be doing some tests. ...Read more

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symptoms: heart beats over 105 even in relax, sudden weight loss, easily get tired when going up on stairs (20 staircase) and slightly pale?

symptoms: heart beats over 105 even in relax, sudden weight loss, easily get tired when going up on stairs (20 staircase) and slightly pale?

TSH LEVELS: I believe that the very first thing that would come to mind to any physician would be hyperthyroidism. You need lab testing to include specifically a TSH level ...Read more

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Very fast weight loss and heart burn and stomach pains what could it be?

Very fast weight loss and heart burn and stomach pains what could it be?

Many things: Geetha, if you are not dieting and have lost much weight in a short while you should see a physician or clinic. You can take antacids or over the counter acid blockers as a trial, avoid alcohol and very acidic or greasy foods and don't lie flat (use pillows) to keep acid in your stomach. But bottom line is that very fast weight loss can be dangerous and you need to know why this is happening. ...Read more

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Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese? Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?

Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese? Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?

Speak with you: The Ornish diet is to help patients who have severely calcified aortic arteries and heart disease avoid bypass surgery by changing their diet to a no fat diet. Atkins diet is meat/ vegetable based and no carbs. For minor heart defect, you're better off speaking to your doctor or cardiologist about which diet may be better. You can always get a second opinion from an integrative medicine doctor too ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more