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How Does The Heart Maintain Homeostasis
Your question: Is a very complex one. A balance between heart and lung necessary. Heart and lungs structure have to work well. Heart valves, volumes, pressures, autonomic nervous system, arteries and venous compliances, physical and biochemical properties control by neuro endocrine system. Also the regulation of energy metabolism at rest and during activities at the heart will require 3 hr of lectures. ...Read more
No simple answer: The physiology of the circulatory system is very complex. The heart's activities in maintenance of blood pressure are highly influenced by the kidneys (which help balance intravascular volume and salts). There are some excellent physiology books available if you are curious to learn more. ...Read more
Oxygen in, co2 out: The right ventricle of the heart pumps venous blood through the lungs after the body has absorbed oxygen and eliminated carbon dioxide. The venous blood pumps through the lung capillaries, oxygen is absorbed from air in the lungs and co2 diffuses out from the blood to lung air. The blood returns from lung to left side of heart which pumps the arterial oxygenated blood to body and brain. ...Read more
Regular visit to doc: There isn't much you can do to maintain the pacemaker because it is implanted under your skin-often left upper chest area. Its functions are programmed by your heart doc/surgeon and regular visit/assessment is essential to ensure proper fucntioning/battery life. Certain environment may affect it such as MRI machine etc. So, visit/inform doc regularly. Eat, sleep, exercise and live well. Good luck. ...Read more
Exercise!: As little as 30 minutes of walking 4 times a day can do tremenous things for heart health. If drug companies could make exercise a pill, they would! It's simple and free, so at minimum everyone should walk or jog. ...Read more
Help us understand this. Is a person of 92 best declared dnr if cpr would not improve or maintain condition if heart stops?
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
Importance: The importance of maintaining a healthy heart is in trying to not have a sick heart. ...Read more
Go to this site for information:
http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/GettingHealthy_UCM_001078_SubHomePage. Jsp ...Read more
I have one stunt in my heart from 4 years now I want to ask about beast medicine use for maintaining colestrol levels thanks.
Cheap ones if any: Supplement ads create the false idea that these are the key to health and that nutritional deficiencies cause most disease in the developed world. It's not true. A cheap vitamin-and-mineral supplement is all you need & probably more, unless you're a vegetarian. The key to heart health isn't pills of any kind, it's lifestyle. ...Read more
Also will proper diet and exercise help in maintaining a healty and strong heart rate, how much of a roll does it play?
Depends on your age: The "target" heart rate during exercise is different for people of different ages. A typical range from 70 to 85% of the age-predicted maximum heart rate is generally considered to be optimal. For a 32 year-old, the range would be 130 to 160 beats per minute. ...Read more
Why can't I maintain an erection? I'm 46 good blood pressure and heart date. This is very disconcerting
I have hyperthyroidism. I was prescribed with medicine for heart and to reduce the thyroxin production. What should I do to maintain my health?
Take the medicine: Hi. Hyperthyroidism is not good for your health, and should be treated. The beta-blocker for your heart will be able to be stopped once your hyperthyroidism is controlled by the anti-thyroid drug (probably methimazole or carbimazole). Your doctor will follow your thyroid function and adjust the anti-thyroid medicine dose to keep it normal. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it a "must" to use coolant after heart stopped and resuscitated? What if the doctors have to maintain bloodpressure and heartbeat, still need it?
Highly recommended: The latest science is that in a cardiac arrest in which resuscitation is successful but there is impaired neurological function immediately afterwards (doesn't wake up), therapeutic hypothermia (cooling) is recommended. It has been shown to dramatically reduce the chance of permanent brain and cardiac damage. However, you need to discuss this with the doctor because each case is different. ...Read more
32yo girl, bmi=32. Need 2lose weight quickly & maintain- not 4 looks, but 4 heart&general health! Is it safe 2 go below 1200cals/day for this purpose?
Quickly?: Losing weight quickly is inconsistent with wanting to lose weight for medical reasons. Your weight loss regimen should include healthy foods in proper portions combined with exercise. Your doctor is the best guide in this area. Medical weight loss implies changed habits of living for successful long term good health, not crash dieting. Please rethink your needs and talk with doctor. ...Read more
What surgery has best results for acid reflux. Having trouble maintaining that bland diet birthday parties my family cooks. Cant break old ladies heart?
GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is fancy term for acid reflux. Failing lifestyle modification such as avoiding foods that aggravate symptoms, and not lying down soon after eating, there are at least 3 classes of medications to try before considering surgery: calcium carbonate, H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors, in that order. All are available over the counter. Chat w/Family Doc re EGD ...Read more
I frequently experience heart palpitations, despite maintaining a healthy diet, exercise, and sleep. What's causing them?
Potentially many: Causes. However difficult to tell with so little info. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
According to current thinking, is one 81 mg. Aspirin advised over two 81 mg. Aspirins to maintain heart health in the "average" healthy person?
One is ok: Risk vs benefits vary for each person. Consult your physician. But, the actual data to prevent heart attack and stroke point toward the use of low dose Aspirin and 81 is enough. Aspirin, as an anti inflammatory agent, seem to have other benefits. A study show that low dose may reduced chances of dying from cancer 20%. American cancer society is not recommending asa as prevention measure, still. ...Read more
For 57+ female with Hypertension, what should be the ideal heart rate to maintain during resting ECG?
Heart rate: The average resting heart rate is between 60 and 100 ...Read more
I'm thinking of trying nitric oxide supplement, good idea? Will it hurt or help, I'm interested in maintaining good heart health.
Why specifically?: It would help to know exactly why you think you need to supplement to increase your nitric oxide. ...Read more
How can I maintain my muscle when doctor says don't pick up anything heavy or weights bc it makes my heart race bc I'm deconditioned?
Deconditioned: Not sure why you were advised against lifting heavy objects or weights. If your heart racing is due to deconditioning, you can gradually train and get beck into shape. Exercise would be recommended for most individuals and should be at an appropriate intensity for age and overall health. Discuss your options with your doctor. ...Read more
My wife had heart surg 6 years ago at age 21 for replacement of mitral valve (mechanical). She maintains proper inr. Any clinical significance needed?
Unfortunately: Unfortunately without knowing the type of valve, and the full medical and medication history many of us here will be hesitant to make any comments. I would assume her cardiologist or heart surgeon has her on a strict program of diet and exercise and medications. They surely will also have her on a schedule for routine monitoring visits. ...Read more
21 and trouble maintaining erection without constant foreplay, even during porn and masturbation. Heart checked, hormone levels fine. Stress?
Most likely: In young men, erectile dysfunction is most likely due to stress from various sources, whether social, relationship, school/academics, financial, cultural, religious etc. You've already completed evaluation for middle age guy so unless you're taking more than just Anusol, it's most likely from stress, unless you smoke, in which case, you should quit, or drink to excess (same recommendation). ...Read more
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