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Doctor insights on: Cardiovascular Health In Eds

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more


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Who are the major players in global health?

Who are the major players in global health?

Big Pharma,Diseae pr: There really is no good coordination between different countries on this globe but the following are major players are listed here 1 big pharmaceuticals, are in most of the developed and under develop countries and inflence the healthcare like hiv, and other infectious diseases 2 generic drug manufavtures 3 us cdc and their influence on other agencies over europe and other areas in healthcare all he. ...Read more

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What're the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle?

What're the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle?

Obesity.: A sedentary lifestyle mainly causes an unhealthy increase in body weight, which can then lead to diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, muscular weakness, osteoarthritis, ...Read more

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Is obesity associated with any mental health illnesses?

Is obesity associated with any mental health illnesses?

It can be: associated with many types of mental illness. It (or extreme thinness) is often seen in people who were sexually abused as a way to try to be less attractive to an abuser. People who are depressed may suffer from overeating and obesity (or lack of appetite and thinness) as well. ...Read more

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Can taurine improve the mental health of a bipolar patient?

Can taurine improve the mental health of a bipolar patient?

Unknown: Taurine has been studied at mclean hospital, but the results have not been published. http://tinyurl.com/kv9dww3 i'm sorry, but beyond anecdotal reports and a couple of rodent studies, I have no information with which to reliably answer your question. ...Read more

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Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Yes in some patients: In some patients with a damaged ventricle and left main or triple vessel coronary artery disease it does. ...Read more

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Nitric oxide supplements -- what is their role in reducing hypertension and cardiovascular disease?

Nitric oxide  supplements -- what is their role in reducing hypertension and cardiovascular disease?

Nitric oxide: Nitric oxide was thought to be an endothelial relaxation factor which is released from endothelial cells to smooth muscle cells and relaxes them to lower resistance and lower blood pressure. There has been no randomized controlled study to test the benefit of supplements in reducing hypertension or cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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To what degree does type 1 diabetes increase the risk of chd and other cardiovascular health issues?

To what degree does type 1 diabetes increase the risk of chd and other cardiovascular health issues?

A lot: It's a major risk factor. If you have diabetes, don't smoke, exercise regularlly, keep lipids low (statins are advised by age 40, some would say by age 20), keep BP well controlled. Stay under the care of a good diabetic doctor. Have stress tests done annuallly after age 40. ...Read more

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What's the difference in attendance at an all women's health club/gym and a regular health club?

What's the difference in attendance at an all women's health club/gym and a regular health club?

Depends: Some women do not feel comfortable around men and feel more focused at an all women's gym. That gym may also offer more female oriented classes as well. I personally think it does not make a difference. The proximity of the gym to your home, the hours, the cost are more likely to affect long term regular visit. Visit them and pick the one that you like...That's the most important thing. ...Read more

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Do physicians have an extraordinary lower incidence of cancer, as compared general population, since they are experts in maintaining a healthy body?

Do physicians have an extraordinary lower incidence of cancer, as compared general population, since they are experts in maintaining a healthy body?

Yes and no: We are actually much healthier than other folks; anyone telling you otherwise is a doctor-basher who compares older physicians to all the population including children and teens. Cancers due to smoking, alcohol, and lack of sunscreen can generally be prevented; most of the others can't but we tend to find them earlier and get treated effectively. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can blood flow in the cardiovascular systems increase with age?

Can blood flow in the cardiovascular systems increase with age?

Cardiac output: With age and decreasing metabolism, cardiac output may decrease mildly. If aerobic conditioning is maintained through age, the cardiac output stays fairly stable. ...Read more

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What are the different benefits of health and wellness programs in a workplace?

Many: There are many variations of the features in a health and wellness program provided by employers, but the main benefit is keeping employees healthier (and thus more productive.) absenteeism due to health issues is a significant cost to employers, besides the fact that it is not good to have health issues that could have been preventable. Utilize these programs to stay as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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Does sprinting have the same benefits in terms of heart health?

Does sprinting have the same benefits in terms of heart health?

Yes: Sprinting vs endurance exercise. I believe the last studies in exercise physiology showed both are equivalent improving against cardiovascular disease risk. I liked sprinting because is a time efficient way of improving heart health and fitness. I weight lift for 40 minutes follow by 25 minutes elliptical training with burst of brief high intensity aerobic. Love it. In great shape at 52 y/o. ...Read more