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Dr. Bennett Werner
2,801 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


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Is dietary fat advice for cancer prevention similar to heart disease prevention?

Is dietary fat advice for cancer prevention similar to heart disease prevention?

Pretty much: The link isn't direct in either case, so "eat healthy" is the general advice. Shoot for the "mediterranean diet" or an asian menu and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Heart disease prevention in kids. What are good ideas?

Heart disease prevention in kids.  What are good ideas?

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 more

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Will a lifestyle modification program reduce my risk of heart disease?

Will  a lifestyle modification program reduce my risk of heart disease?

Cardiac risk factors: Absolutely. Improving aerobic exercise capacity with activity of 30-40 min 4-5 times per week. Quitting smoking. Weight reduction and dietary improvements will help. ...Read more

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Help please! is cardiovascular disease genetics or lifestyle?

Help please! is cardiovascular disease genetics or lifestyle?

Both: Bad genetics and family history coupled with bad choices may be the worst. No smoking, do exercise, , weight and cholesterol and blood pressure control. ...Read more

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Healthy diets and exercise for patients with lymphatic diseases?

Healthy diets and exercise for patients with lymphatic diseases?

Yes, sorta: Depends on the type of lymphatic dz. If you are referring to lymphedema, it will help, but the mainstay of therapy is compression, special massage therapy, and compression pumps, depending on the severity of dz. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the risk of lifestyle related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes for chil?

How can you reduce the risk of lifestyle related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes for chil?

Eat /excercise : Try to eat healthier food , avoid fast food and high calories diet , eat more vegetables a d fruits , avoid excess salt, fat and simple carbohydrates . Excercise more. ...Read more

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How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?

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 more

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What's the best prevention for cardiovascular diseases?

What's the best prevention for cardiovascular diseases?

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

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How can a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

How can a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

Alot out there: There is alot out there on this subject. The article below is a good start : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-healthy-diet/art-20047702 ...Read more

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What are the preventions for epidemiology cardiovascular diseases on elderly?

What are the preventions for epidemiology cardiovascular diseases on elderly?

Activity: Stay active, control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, eat a healthy diet that keeps you at a healthy weight, and stay positive and optimistic. ...Read more

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What are some heart disease prevention tips for fat teens?

What are some heart disease prevention tips for fat teens?

Lose weight: Lose weight, avoid trans fats, exercise and eat fruits and vegetables .. This advice of course is not just for teens but suits everyione. ...Read more

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Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

Can improving your health habits prevent all diseases?

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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What are some heart disease prevention tips for teenagers?

What are some heart disease prevention tips for teenagers?

Learn habits: Learn to eat healthy as a teenager. Coronary artery disease, the most common killer of adults in the United States, begins as a teenager. You don't want to wait until you're 50 years old having her first heart attack to begin eating healthy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Wellness And Lifestyle (Definition)

Wellness and lifestyle refer to a person's daily life as a whole, as it relates ...Read more