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Doctor insights on: Do You Need To Follow A Diet And Exercise Program After Heart Bypass Surgery

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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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How many really follow a diet and exercise program since heart bypass surgery?

How many really follow a diet and exercise program since heart bypass surgery?

Unknown: Not entirely known, but who are you fooling if you don't. Better your chances of not getting more surgery, not getting a stroke, angina, heart attack, bypass in your limbs, carotids (go to your brain), feeling better, living better and longer if you get with the program. Oh yeah, don't smoke either. ...Read more

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If I want to lose some weight by exercise and follow balanced healthy diet can I do it alone or should I consult doctor first ?

If I want to lose some weight by exercise and follow balanced healthy diet can I do it alone or should I consult doctor first ?

You can go it alone: As long as you don't have any known concerning medical ailment or concerning symptoms like chest pain, dizziness on exertion, abnormally significant shortness of breath on exertion or significant joint/muscle pains. you also have to be incredibly motivated to seek out information about exercise/diet on your own or seek other professionals like a personal trainer or dietitian. ...Read more

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I have to start diet to get healthy body which program i can follow it (exercise and diet program ) Thanks for all ?

I have to start diet to get healthy body which program i can follow it (exercise and diet program ) 

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Dieting : Hi, you need to decrease calorie intake, almost 500 calories a day to lose 1 pound of fat a day. Also you need to eat less carb and more protein at first. Increasing activity is a must as dieting alone won't be successful. Try to burn more calorie than u eat a day. Look at Atkin website or myfitnesspal.com to get ideas. ...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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Do I need to follow a special diet after my nissen fundoplication?

Do I need to follow a special diet after my nissen fundoplication?

Early on, yes.: In the early postoperative period, i advise my patients to stay away from "large bolus" foods like steak until the swelling around the esophagus decreases: think of scrambled eggs as the ideal consistency of food. I also strongly recommend staying away from carbonated beverages as it is sometimes difficult to burp early on. By 3-6 weeks after surgery, most people tolerate all foods. ...Read more

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After surgery for a replacement aortic heart valve what would you recommend as healthy exercise?

After surgery for a replacement aortic heart valve what would you recommend as healthy exercise?

Exercise : A lot depends on the status of the left ventricle and what level of exercise would be appropriate . Would consult with your cardiologist ...Read more

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Can your diet have a lot to do with your INR readings? How do you follow a proper diet?

Can your diet have a lot to do with your INR readings? How do you follow a proper diet?

Yes.: Warfarin is a blood-thinning medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots. There is no specific warfarin (coumadin) diet. However, certain foods and beverages can make it so warfarin doesn't effectively prevent blood clots. The key to keeping your inr steady is consistent vitamin k intake. See: http://www.Ihtc.Org/patient/blood-disorders/clotting-disorders/coumadin-interactions-with-food/. ...Read more

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Do I need to meet with a nutritionist before and after bariatric surgery?

Do I  need to meet with a nutritionist before and after bariatric surgery?

Yes.: A registered dietitian will counsel you on dietary requirements before and after the operation to maximize your healthy weight loss success. ...Read more

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If you start exercising lots at an early age can it prevent plaque build up or do you need to eat a low saturated fat diet as well?

If you start exercising lots at an early age can it prevent plaque build up or do you need to eat a low saturated fat diet as well?

There is increasing: Evidence that sugar is the villain, not fat. Yes, exercise is essential through life. We were not designed to be couch potatoes. My standard advice repeatedly is----stick to god made food and leave the man made stuff alone, especially sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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I need a one day healthy routine to follow in order to launch program to lose weight?

I need a one day healthy routine to follow in order to launch program to lose weight?

Both diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Is surgery always necessary for heart disease? I am hoping that i can control my heart disease with medication, and better diet and exercise habits. Will i end up needing open heart surgery in the long run? .

Is surgery always necessary for heart disease? I am hoping that i can control my heart disease with medication, and better diet and exercise habits. Will i end up needing open heart surgery in the long run?

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It depends: Often, heart disease is treated with lifestyle modification and medicines. Sometimes it can be treated with procedures involving needles and wires but not surgery. Open heart surgery is only considered for some heart diseases, and then only when the risks associated with such invasive surgery are outweighed by the benefits of surgery. ...Read more

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Will i need to change my diet if start an intense workout routine?

Probably: Eating sufficient calories is the usual problem for athletes training strenuously. Further, eating throughout the day-every 3-4 hours-will assure adequate "fuel" for your workouts. Protein and essential fatty acids will become important, too. Getting 20-30g of protein in around breakfast time is an appropriate way to start the day. ...Read more

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I need an exercise program for the fall/winter?

I need an exercise program for the fall/winter?

In-home DVDs: I'm a huge fan of programs that include both aerobic and resistance exercises, target different muscle groups and that rely on "muscle confusion" to vary the routines. If appropriate for your goals and fitness level, p90x and related programs have been popular and successful for many people. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a diet for someone who wants to do a lot of strength and cardio training?

Can you recommend a diet for someone who wants to do a lot of strength and cardio training?

Well rounded: High protein meals, veggies, dark fruits along with a program set up by an at-c @ a health club specific 4 ur needs. Do some 1 on 1 sessions then semi private. Trying on ur own is very hard, and the money is well spent. When exercising it's very important 2 keep well hydrated and depending on ur activity level a protein supplement during and after a work out is advisable. Read al supplement labels. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Program (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...Read more


Dr. Robert Binford
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Heart Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Heart bypass surgery is for coronary artery atherosclerotic disease. Arteries and veins are used as bypass grafts to bring new blood supply into coronary arteries beyond these blockages. These operations are done usually with cardiopulmonary bypass via a sternotomy incision. Relief of angina, improved survival and heart function ...Read more