Top
40
Doctor insights on: Heart Diseases Prevention Wellness And Lifestyle

Share
Dr. Bennett Werner
2,804 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


2

2
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

3

3
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

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
3 doctors agreed:
9

9
What's the best prevention for cardiovascular diseases?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
3 doctors agreed:
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

10

10
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
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

19

19
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

See 2 more doctor answers
21

21
What medicine think about M.Rath' s supplements for heart diseases?Are they safe and effective for prevention?

What medicine think about M.Rath' s supplements for heart diseases?Are they safe and effective for prevention?

There is no peer: reviewed scientific evidence to support Rath's claims. The study he has on his website is over 20 years old and was rejected when submitted to a peer review journal in 1996. If these treatments were actually beneficial they would be standard of care by now. There is no evidence to support a claim of safety and/or efficacy. Make appropriate life style choices. That you can do for free. ...Read more

23

23
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

See 1 more doctor answer
24

24
What are some common heart diseases?

What are some common heart diseases?

Heart disease: Broad categories, atherosclerotic, degenerative, congenital, hypertensive, valvar, infectious, toxic, inflammatory, neoplastic and some i'm likely overlooking. ...Read more

28

28
What would you say are major causes of heart diseases?

What would you say are major causes of heart diseases?

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

29

29
Which type of heart diseases are there and can it be cured?

Which type of heart diseases are there and can it be cured?

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

31

31
What are rare(ish) heart diseases that affect infants?

What are rare(ish) heart diseases that affect infants?

Congenital heart def: Congenital heart defect (CHD) or congenital heart anomaly is a defect in the structure of the heart and great vessels that is present at birth. Many types of heart defects exist, most of which either obstruct blood flow in the heart or vessels near it, or cause blood to flow through the heart in an abnormal pattern. Other defects, such as long QT syndrome, affect the heart's rhythm. ...Read more

32

32
What are some genetic heart diseases?

What are some genetic heart diseases?

Genetic heart dis.: Generally, there are primary genetic conditions affecting the electrical system, the structure of the heart (congenital anomalies), diseases of the arteries supplying blood to the heart, and conditions that result in heart failure (i.e. poor heart function). In addition, there are other genetic conditions that will secondarily affect the heart. There are specific types within each category. ...Read more

33

33
What are the 5 congenital heart diseases?

What are the 5 congenital heart diseases?

Too many to list!: Congenital heart disease simply means a structural heart problem that was present at birth. There is an almost infinite number of combinations of abnormalities that can be found at birth. There are general classes of congenital heart disease, such as those that make you turn blue vs those that don't , but the list is incredibly long. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
34

34
What are common congenital heart diseases?

What are common congenital heart diseases?

Congenital defects: Some of the more frequent congenital heart defects include atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus, and valvular stenosis or atresia. The most common complex heart defect is tetralogy of Fallot , which is a combination of four defects. ...Read more

35

35
What are the common congenital heart diseases?

What are the common congenital heart diseases?

ASD and VSD: Atrial and ventricular septal defects are some of the most common. Mild problems with the valves are common too. In fact, small ventricular septal defects are, according to some studies, the most common congenital birth defect in all people. As always, consult with a cardiologist if you/someone you know is concerned about something. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
2 doctors agreed:
36

36
What are the symptoms of congenital heart diseases?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
2 doctors agreed:
What are the symptoms of congenital heart diseases?

Many & none: There could be no symptoms. Other times shortness of breath, poor circulation, arrythmias or murmurs may be present. An echocardiogram is the best first test. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
37

37
What cardiac markers are used to diagnose heart diseases?

What cardiac markers are used to diagnose heart diseases?

Cardiac markers: Many markers are surrogates for heart disease, meaning, that their combination with other symptoms and risk factors increase the chances that heart disease is present. These are things like cholesterol testing, CRP, homocystein levels . . . etc. Markers of actually heart damage include troponin types, CPK and CK-MB levels. BNP and pro BNP can help diagnose heart failure. d/w cardiologist. ...Read more

38

38
I was wondering what are the 5 congenital heart diseases?

I was wondering what are the 5 congenital heart diseases?

There are more: There are 5 types of cyanotic chd: (1) tetralogy of fallot (2) transposition of the great arteries (3) tricuspid atresia (4) truncus arteriosus (5) total anomalous pulmonary venous return/connection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,281 doctors shared insights

Wellness And Lifestyle (Definition)

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