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How Does Exercise Prevent Heart Disease
Lifestyle changes: All changes in lifestyle prevent heart disease. But exercise improve all aspect of the metabolic syndrome. Define differently by organizations. But basically, obesity- large belly, diabetics, lipids problem and htn. Aerobic exercise program will improve all the above. A physician should follow you. ...Read more
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
See Dr./not have to.: Exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease but you do not have to do it every day. Your heart works better, and your blood vessels and lungs are more used to exerting extra effort. Just walking can help greatly. It also improves blood pressure, another serious issue that can result in heart disease, as well as stroke.. See your doctor to be sure of how much you can/should do. ...Read more
Exercise: Virtually every study of effects of interventions shows that people who exercise regularly do better with respect to coronary artery disease. Exercise helps with arterial health. It doesn't absolutely prevent coronary disease but certainly decreases your chances of an untoward event. ...Read more
Lifestyle: Some factors cannot be changes like family history, and presence of other disease that impact cv disease. But the best approach is to start early in life attending to healthy lifestyle and behavioral choices. Healthy diet, watching weight, no smoking/tobacco, regular exercise including cardiovascular work, stress reduction, regular good sleep, positive life outlook all help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds for CAD: Prevention of cad-events can be either primary (no previous events), or secondary (prior event). In high risk pts, aspirin, statin therapy might be advantageous in primary prevention. For secondary prevention these meds, along with beta-blockers/acei or arb if prior heart damage can be protective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent Heart Diseas: Maintain a healthy life style, eat healthy foods with balanced meals, avoid high sugar foods and high fructose corn syrup, do not smoke or use recreational drugs, use alcohol in moderation, maintain a healthy weight and have regular check ups with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Walking/eating right: I recommend preventing major health problems by engaging in two activities over which most of us have control nearly every day. ...Read more
Herbal treatment CAD: While there are anecdotal reports of protective benefits of holistic therapies, little exists in terms of definitive evidence by randomized controlled trials to show their value. Holistic strategies with herbs/vitamins are regarded by the fda as a form of food. As such they can be sold merely after demonstrating safety with ingestion. They do not have to prove that they do what they claim. ...Read more
NOPE: Heart disease has so many facets: environmental like smoking, habitual like not exercising and chemical such as high cholesterol that has strong genetic predispostion. The caveat to this is that regular exercise coupled with a health diet, not smoking, drinking minimally, and a doctor's care can vastlly improve one's cardiac risk, even if genetics are stacked against a person. ...Read more
Whole grain: We don't "prevent" heart disease, we lower the probability of heart disease. Using whole grain rather than processed in one step which helps in lower the probability. If one smokes however, that would outweigh most steps. Establish a healthy diet and exercise program and take care of your risk factors to lower your probability of getting heart disease. ...Read more
I'm sorry: You can waste weeks wading through all the studies of vitamin e supplementation and the cardiac benefits that were supposed to happen. You'll probably come away concluding that outcomes were at best "disappointing." in the big prospective studies, folks randomized to take vitamin e had more heart attacks & strokes and died sooner on the average. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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