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Could you tell me what are good foods and vitamins for getting a healthy heart and improving circulation?

Could you tell me what are good foods and vitamins for getting a healthy heart and improving circulation?

Save Money: You most certainly don't need to supplement with vitamins (unless it's vitamin d, and even then it's a hard maybe). Study after study has found no benefit. Fish oils seems to be pretty great, but only in high doses of >3gm/day of the dha/epa. Google "mediterranean diet" and have a look at this: http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/features/what-to-know-about-omega-3s-and-fish. ...Read more

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Healthy Heart (Definition)

Heart health is important, especially as we age. To prevent multiple heart conditions including but not limited to high blood pressure, heart attacks, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure, small changes in daily habits are necessary. These changes can include eating healthy, exercising, managing stress levels, limiting alcohol and tobacco intake, ...Read more


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Is Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg safe if you have a healthy heart? How long after stopping the drug (i took one dose) does the risk for cardiac issues cease?

Is Zofran (ondansetron) 4mg safe if you have a healthy heart? How long after stopping the drug (i took one dose) does the risk for cardiac issues cease?

Ondansetron: Zofran (ondansetron) in doses greater than 16 mg at a time has been implicated in prolonging the qt interval. This effect would last for a few hours while the drug was in the system. A single 4 mg dose does not carry this risk. ...Read more

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If you have normal ecg, normal 2d echoe, and low cholesterol that means you have a healthy heart?

If you have normal ecg, normal 2d echoe, and low cholesterol that means you have a healthy heart?

Good but...: ... I'd be even more happy to hear that in addition, you are not having syncopal attacks or chest pain, and can keep up with other aerobically fit people of your age and younger. We have a saying in pathology, "look at the person more than the tests and the special studies." glad you're taking a proactive approach, and good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 27 female and have hard time sleeping. I'm afraid my heart is going to stop but I have a healthy heart. Help please?

I'm 27 female and have hard time sleeping. I'm afraid my heart is going to stop but I have a healthy heart.  Help please?

Unlikely: A 27 yo woman with a "normal heart" is unlikely to die in her sleep. If there is significant anxiety, one could consider counseling to help with this. Please speak to your physician to see if this is right for you. ...Read more

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I have a healthy heart and lung but everytime i walk i feel like im going to faint and I have palpatations is this becauze of the p.E i had in my lung?

I have a healthy heart and lung but everytime i walk i feel like im going to faint and I have palpatations is this becauze of the p.E i had in my lung?

Possibly: Pe in a young person with subsequent bouts of faintness require further evaluation . Need to rule out recurrent pe, pulmonary hypertension from chronic pe, or other problems (intrinsic heart rhythm problems or general medical problems (like thyroid or adrenal problems). ...Read more

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My doctor says I have a healthy heart and lungs. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs. Why do I get tired so fast out of breath always have palpatations?

My doctor says I have a healthy heart and lungs. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs. Why do I get tired so fast out of breath always have palpatations?

Shortness of breath: Although heart and lung issues are the predominate reasons for shortness of breath and palpitations, there are other less common reasons for your symptoms. It's possible your thyroid is over active causing some of these symptoms. See your doctor again to see if your thyroid is over functioning. ...Read more

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What is a healthy heart rate?

What is a healthy heart rate?

50 - 100 bpm: Generally, your resting heart rate will fall between 60 - 90 bpm, but resting rates slightly faster/slower than 50-100 bpm may still be considered normal, especially in the absence of other symptoms, like fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, or passing out spells. ...Read more

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What is a healthy heart rate?

What is a healthy heart rate?

Generally: Hi. Healthy pulse for normal healthy people is 50's to low 80's at rest. It's important to make sure it's assessed at rest. Pulse increases with activity, and that's normal. While medical textbooks say a normal resting pulse is 60-100, that's not correct. No healthy person has a resting pulse in the high 80's or 90's. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do I need to do in order to maintain healthy heart?

What do I need to do in order to maintain healthy heart?

Make sure your: blood pressure,cholesterol,blood sugar R normal.Stay aerobically fit,don't smoke or drink too much( for women now is no more than 1 drink per day ) and don't get stressed out.Keep your regular checkups,take your medicine,and find doctors who have the inclination to listen to you.?? ...Read more