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Dr. Khayriyyah Chandler Dr. Chandler
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What do you advise for heart disease (nutrition)?

What do you advise for heart disease (nutrition)?

Plant based diet.: I usually tailor a diet to people risk factors and goals but in a perfect world here is what I would say first a plant based whole food diet. Then a Mediterranean diet limiting high fat or salty foods. Lastly a low cholesterol, overly processed food diet. Low red meat pork. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
2,793 doctors shared insights

Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


Dr. Doyle Huey Dr. Huey
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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What is good nutrition for heart disease?

What is good nutrition for heart disease?

Nutrition: The two main diets that have scientific evidence are the mediteranian diet and dr. Dean ornish's program. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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How does nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

How does  nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

Cholesterol/diabetes: Proper nutrition is very important in prevention of coronary artery disease bacause obesity is number i cause of diabetese, high blood pressure and cad coronary artery disease can be prevented to a major extent by proper nutrition which includes preventing overeating to prevent obesity, low salt intake, low carb and low cholesterol diet, foods high in fiber, whole fruits, vegeis, whole grains, nuts etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Charlap Dr. Charlap
Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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How can wrong nutrition leads to coronary heart disease?

How can wrong nutrition leads to coronary heart disease?

Increase fat deposit: Processed sugar and flour can cause diabetes which accelerates arteriosclerosis which clogs arteries, saturated fats and trans-fats can also contribute. Avoid processed foods, fried foods, and food made with partially hydrogenated oils. ...Read more

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle Dr. Del Valle
Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Does milk increase risk of heart disease?I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection

Does milk increase risk of heart disease?I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection

Sadly there is: A lot of controversial opinions at the internet. A theory developed early 1960 -1980's linking milk homogenization and production of an enzyme call xanthine oxidase with an increase in coronary artery disease. Subsequent prospective epideomological studies have failed to showed that direct effect. In my opinion drink your milk but if you are worry change to soy milk. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Rasak Dr. Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is heart disease hereditory?

Is heart disease hereditory?

Yes: Atheroscerotic heart disease is inherited. It is a signigicant risk factor for offspring of heartattack pts. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Coller Dr. Coller
Family Medicine
9 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How is heart disease caused?

How is heart disease caused?

Many causes: Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection. Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle and thus can be changed. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity, or uncontrolled blood sugars in a diabetic are all important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Rasak Dr. Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What is sick in heart disease?

What is sick in heart disease?

To broad: There is sick sinus syndrome which a pt needs a pace maker . Theres atheroslcerotic heart disease with cholesterol build up in arteries of the heart. Valvular heart disease is when the valves of the heart are leaking or blocked. Need to be more specfic. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Zanger Dr. Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Is e heart disease hereditary?

Is e heart disease hereditary?

Heart disease : Yes certain forms of heart disease are genetic. ...Read more

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is causing heart disease?

What is causing heart disease?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Grenzer Dr. Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
51 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Can you describe heart disease?

Can you describe heart disease?

Yes and No: In 400 words? Well there are lots of things that can go wrong with the heart. The muscle can be weak, the valves can lea. If the arteries bet blocked it can damage the muscle and cause heart failure. There can be infections of the heart or tumors. There can be rhythm problems making it beat to fast or slow. So I am about out fo words but not too bad for four hundred letters more or less. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fenster Dr. Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Why do people get heart disease?

Why do people get heart disease?

Interactions: Heart disease is often the result of environmental interactions and genetic predispositions. Some forms of heart diease are genetic, like some valvular abnormalities. Some are environmental, like exposure to toxins. Most are the result of some genetic predisposition or liklihood of developing a pathology and exposure in the environment that allows that predisposition to become manifest. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Sings of heart disease in women?

Music?: "i left my heart in san francisco" always comes to mind, of course. I assume there's a typo: signs? Same as men with these caveats: premenopausal women don't get heart attacks unless they smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. Chest pain in older women may be atypical. In both men and women, there may be no pain at all. Shortness of breath alone may be a pain surrogate. ...Read more

Dr. Mary Callahan Dr. Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
25 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Signs of heart disease in women?

Signs of heart disease in women?

Women and CAD: It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness. If you have symptoms that occur and do not resolve with rest you should see your physician or go to the er. ...Read more

Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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List of all heart disease names?

List of all heart disease names?

Need more space...: This is not a practical forum for this curious question--you probably better off googling it. But to name a few: coronary artery disease, hypertensive hd, valvular hd, cardiomyopathies (dilated, hypertrophic, tachycardic types), endocarditis, atrial fibrillation, flutter, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, r or l bundle branch block, pvcs, pat, 1st/sec/3rd heart block, heart failure..Have fun learning. ...Read more

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David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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Can someone inherit heart disease?

Can someone inherit heart disease?

Sometimes: Having a parent or sibling with heart disease can represent an inheritable heart disease not all family risk is the same, though. Men younger than 55 and women <65 are considered to be higher risk relatives. An 85 year old grandfather with a heart attack or a heavy smoking 63 y/o dad with a heart attack may not represent a gene to their thin, frequent jogger grandson/son. ...Read more

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Dr. Bart Denys Dr. Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Medicine
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What people can get heart disease?

What people can get heart disease?

Heart Disease: Everybody... Risk factors include genetics, untreated cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, as well age and gender. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Coller Dr. Coller
Family Medicine
9 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What does heart disease do to you?

What does heart disease do to you?

A lot: Depending on the actual diagnosis and severity of it, heart disease can lead to things such as fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, or even death. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Are there cures for heart disease?

Heart disease: There are treatments for most forms of heart disease. True cures for heart diseases are uncommon. When a septal defect is closed leaving normal hemodynamics a relative cure is obtained. For most other heart problems a true cure is rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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I am worried I have heart disease?

I am worried I have heart disease?

Worry: If you're worried go see your doctor and discuss this with the dr. If the dr. Finds no evidence for heart disease, then you can worry about something else. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,491 doctors shared insights

Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more