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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


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Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.

Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.

Certainly Possible: Dietary habits tend to persist. Changes that lead to atherosclerotic heart disease begin to occur in adolescence, so your diet now can affect your risks later on. These risks are modifiable though, so changing your habits can potentially reverse those changes. ...Read more

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Can a lot of salt in a diet cause clogged arteries or possible heart problems in the future. I put some salt on my meals. Will it eventually kill me?

Can a lot of salt in a diet cause clogged arteries or possible heart problems in the future. I put some salt on my meals. Will it eventually kill me?

Causes hypertension: High salt intake can in the long run possibly lead to hypertension. Long standing hypertension or high blood pressure will eventually lead to diseases such as heart disease or strokes. It is important to have a healthy lifestyle by reducing salt intake, fatty foods intake and exercise regularly.Ath. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing extreme exhaustion for the last 5 weeks. I am 20 years old. I have had no change in diet or exercise, i'm not under any large stress. I have no personal history of medical problems in any form, though heart problems are common in my fam

I'm experiencing extreme exhaustion for the last 5 weeks. I am 20 years old.  I have had no change in diet or exercise, i'm not under any large stress.  I have no personal history of medical problems in any form, though heart problems are common in my fam

These : These symptoms could be a result of anemia, thryoid issues, diabetes, etc. You need to see a dcotor for a complete physical and diagnostic testing. I wish i could give you more advice but honestly you need to be evaluated right away. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Im thinking about trying some diet pills. Im 22 my BMI is 42 but I have a family history of heart problems so I'm a little apprehensive. Suggestions?

Im thinking about trying some diet pills. Im 22 my BMI is 42 but I have a family history of heart problems so I'm a little apprehensive. Suggestions?

Don't do it!: At least not unless you're going to take them under doctor's supervision. Even then, "diet pills" aren't all that effective, not without changing your lifestyle, eg eating & exercise habits. Yes, Alli (orlistat) is over-the-counter Xenical but you'll still need to change your eating habits, if only to avoid oily stooly mess. So go see family doc for complete evaluation & referral to nutritionist ...Read more

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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more