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What's the best proactive preventive treatments aside from exercise & diet for coronary heart disease. I'm 38 with a family history of heart disease.?
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
Eat right, exercise: Eat proper foods and in proper amounts, exercise frequently and keep an eye on the blood pressure, and cholesterol levels as well as blood sugar from time to time. The last three are usually checked by the child's pediatrician when it is time to do so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you reduce the risk of lifestyle related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes for chil?
How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?
Maybe: For macular degeneration - free radicals appear to play a significant role. There is currently a prevention arm of the areds which is looking at supplements in preventing the progression of macular degeneration. It's often better to eat a good diet, exercise and reduce other risk factors than take supplements. Oh yes, please don't smoke! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle modifying: Best is picking your parents carefully. Genetics plays a huge role, but lifestyle and habits can significantly mitigate risk. Weight control, prudent diet (heavy on plant based foods & minimal meat), exercise, no smoking, control of blood pressure and blood sugar. If still not at goal levels, judicious use of medications to evidence-based targets of therapy are your best bet. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Congenital heart: Diseases and while there many this is uncommon. ...Read more
Absolutely: Unless you smoke a cigarette afterwards :). ...Read more
Improving health: habits is wonderful for preventing many diseases and illnesses. There is nothing that can ever prevent every type of disease as some causes are unknown. Eating healthy and staying active will definitely give many excellent health benefits. ...Read more
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