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How can someone prevent cardiomyopathy?

How can someone prevent cardiomyopathy?

Depends: Some forms of cardiomyopathy (cm) are not preventable. These include CM due to genetic conditions, infections and co-morbid conditions like hypertension and diabetes. For people who have these conditions or coronary artery disease modifying risk factors with lifestyle changes, quitting smoking, good control of blood pressure and sugar levels can help. For some, like alcoholic CM simply avoid drink. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver ...Read more


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How to prevent heart desease?

How to prevent heart desease?

Heart disease: Begin w/regular check ups w/your doctor. If cholesterol is excessively high or blood pressure is high please do what doc asks but consider seeing a natural doctor or nutritionist for safe and effective ways to manage those situations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can you prevent arteriosclerosis?

How can you prevent arteriosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis: Treat risk factors before you have symptoms/ problems. If you have a strong family history, you can't be checked out young enough! 1. Treat high blood pressure, diabetes, lipids and triglycerides 2. Lose weight, exercise, quit smoking 3. Low fat, low glycemic diet. ...Read more

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How can you prevent pericarditis?

How can you prevent pericarditis?

Cleanliness: Most episodes of pericarditis are caused by viruses similar to those that cause colds. Hand washing frequently and staying away from ill people are your best bets. ...Read more

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How to prevent asthma?

How to prevent asthma?

Choose parents well: There are many components to the asthma experience & by far the most important is genetic. Those born into families where one or both parents have or had asthma have a higher lifetime risk. There is an interaction with eczema, allergies &asthma within families. You can reduce the impact by avoiding smoking or exposure to fumes, etc.But this comes out if your born susceptible, when the time comes. ...Read more

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How to prevent heart attack?

How to prevent heart attack?

Preventing!!: 1. Diet based mainly on vegetables and grains and low in saturated fats. (no cholesterol) 2. Daily exercise :walk for one hour. 3. Take it easy: 8 hours of sleep and peace of mind. (pray?). ...Read more

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How to prevent ageing?

How to prevent ageing?

AntiAging: Tips to age well: avoid tobacco, minimize sun exposure, minimize stress, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, laugh, make friends, get married, have a dog or a cat, exercise regularly. Nothing can stop aging, but these things have been shown to extend life. ...Read more

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How to get a heart attack, and how to prevent one?

How to get a heart attack, and how to prevent one?

MI...: A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when the blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle is cut off. Prevention entails keeping your blood pressure controlled, keeping your cholesterol controlled, avoiding smoking or quitting if you do as well as regular exercise. Your doctor can help with all of this so regular check-ups is important as well. ...Read more

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How does laughter help to prevent heart disease?

How does laughter help to prevent heart disease?

Hmm: laughter is good for you in general. No, there are no studies that show that it lowers your risk of heart disease but who cares - it's good to laugh. Heck, maybe it helps lower your BP or something. Enjoy life. ...Read more

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How to prevent gaot?

Gout?: This is a good article by the mayo clinic please see the following about gout prevention: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/gout/ds00090/dsection=prevention. ...Read more

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How to prevent a heart attack?

How to prevent a heart attack?

Good choices!: Avoid by: good personal habits no smoking regular exercize monitor blood pressure check cholesterol and general physical features know your family history the atherosclerosis is established over time and deposits and gets to the critical stage and clots, or the plaque disrupts like a trap door causing acute blockage and threatened or damaged heart muscle. ...Read more

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What can someone do to prevent arteriosclerosis?

Common sense: Primary prevention is essential to a healthy long life. Certain cardiac risk factors can be modified others cant. You can't change your age, gender, family history, etc. You can modify and change things like your weight, sedentary life style, your diet etc. If you have diabetes or hypertension strict controll and medical compliance is essential.The more risk factors the more agressive you need to be. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

A quote to help you: "As physicians, we counsel, we coach, we prescribe, we cheerlead. But the only person who treats diabetes is the person who has it." Dr. Daniel Lorber. In other word, it's up to you to reduce risks (please see my prior HealthTap answer on the subject). ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Diabetes prevention: Hi. You can't prevent type 1 diabetes by any reasonable means as of yet. But the much more prevalent type 2 can be prevented or delayed by healthy lifestyle (a truly alien concept to most Americans!). Eat healthily and exercise regularly for life. If possible, achieve and maintain ideal body weight. Don't smoke. It's easier than people think, but it takes paying attention and effort. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Healthy lifestyle,: There are no guarantees in the prevention of diabetes but there are many things you can do to reduce the risk. Genetics also play a factor. The best prevention is a healthy lifestyle that includes moderate exercise, good rest and a good diet. Diet to include 45-65% of calories in carbs,25-35% in fats ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Exercise; AvoidCarbs: To avoid adult (type 2) diabetes, one should have lucky genetics, exercise often, and avoid sugar plus avoid simple carbs. Diabetes is a disease in which a person cannot make enough insulin to transfer blood sugar into the body's cells (cells are unable to get fuel). In prediabetes, there is still enough insulin to prevent the blood sugar level from going up to the full-blown diabetes levels. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes?

How to prevent diabetes?

Keep fit and healthy: Healthy eating and staying active (exercise) are the most helpful things you can do to prevent and manage Type 2 diabetes. Your doctor will be able to give you more detailed guidance on both of these lifestyle choices. ...Read more

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How to prevent depression?

How to prevent depression?

Good, tough question: "Depression" is only a word, used variably, without confirmed, specific biology. So, discussion starts there. However, depression is typically "constitutional" (genetics or early trauma) or "acquired" (life circumstances). Treatment of former is long term and cure rare. Treatment of latter >> fix how you approach the disparity between what you believe your life should be v. what it is. ...Read more

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