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Is It True That Vitamin C Can Help Reduce The Risk Of A Serious Heart Arrhythmia
No: Vitamin c is not known to prevent heart rhythm problems. It may be beneficial as an antioxidant which may reduce artery inflammation and decrease the risk of athersclerosis. On the other had magnesium and potassium deficiencies may lead to heart dysrhythmias. However these supplements should only be used under a doctors supervision and monitoring of blood levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more
Cocoa: read this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2797556/ if you don't like to read, it appears the answer to your question is .... maybe ...Read more
Maybe: Researchers aren't sure why, but it seems that regularly fasting — severely restricting food and drink for one to two days a week — can potentially improve your heart health. It's difficult to tell what effect fasting has on your heart health because many people who routinely fast often do so for religious reasons. These people generally tend to not smoke or drink alcohol, which also can reduce heart disease risk. However, at least one study has indicated that people who follow a fasting diet may have better heart health than people who don't. This may be because people who routinely fast show self-control over how many calories they eat and drink, and this behavior may translate into weight control and better eating choices when they aren't fasting. Periodic fasting and better heart health may also be linked to the way your body metabolizes cholesterol and sugar. Regular fasting can decrease your low-density lipoprotein, or "bad," cholesterol. It's also thought that fasting may improve the way your body metabolizes sugar. This can reduce your risk of gaining weight and developing diabetes, which are both risk factors for heart disease. More study is needed to determine whether occasional fasting can reduce your risk of heart disease. If you're considering periodic fasting, talk to your doctor about the pros and cons. Keep in mind that following a heart-healthy diet and exercising regularly also can improve your heart health. ...Read more
What is early repolarization- high take off? What are the risks? Is it a desiese? Can it lead to a heart attack?
I've heard that if you take low dose aspirin everyday it can help reduce clot formation that can lead to a heart attack. What exact part of clot forma?
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No: But the only thing it might be good for is decreasing cysts in the breast and causing a bit less tendency to clot as it promotes bleeding. ...Read more
From internet source-diuretic plus a calcium channel blocker, is a proven killer, as it increases the risk of sudden heart attack.Is it true(coveram)?
Not true: The combination of calcium channel blocker and a diuretic is well established as safe and very effective in controlling severe hypertension and from extensive clinical trials in the past ten years ,there is no indication of increase cardiac events with the use of either drugs alone as long as electrolytes particularly potassium is monitored with the diuretic use ...Read more
Is viagra (sildenafil) safe for some with a possible risk of heart problems? Does it affect the heart? Is there anything else that u would recommend?
Is a potassium level of 3.0 deadly and can it cause 155+ resting heart rate? i can not take supplement due to taking med that couteracts. thanks!
Get evaluated ASAP: Low potassium levels, or hypokalemia, can cause potential heart arrhythmias (uneven rhythms) and high heart rates. Also, muscle cramping and weakness. First issue is to get evaluated emergently if your heart rate is really that high as you may need to get potassium corrected other potential interventions. In long run, talk to your doctor about adjusting medications/close follow-up of potassiums ...Read more
I've heard that there's a high chance of you bleeding to death from female circumcision. Is this true?
Potentially: Since there is no medical indication for female circumcision, it is often done quickly and inappropriately by people with no training or experience -- using crude and unsanitary instruments. It is a sad, backward, uneducated and unfortunate world-wide occurrence that education and common sense have not been able to eliminate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that BP meds just treat the symptom and don't address the cause which most say is atherosclerosis and that CV risk is minimally reduced?
No.: True cause of high BP is in most cases unknown, probably multifactorial and not atherosclerosis. Elevated BP is a "sign" and has no "symptoms." AKA "the silent killer." BP meds treat systems that raise blood pressure . CV benefit depends upon other risk factors you may have. Suffice it to say that the big three modifiable risk factors are high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking ...Read more
There is not strong enough evidence to support the notion that treating gum disease can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Your take?
You are right!: The evidence is growing that there is a relationship between cvd and periodontal disease. Medical based evidence from several studies has confirmed this fact. Whether or not treating periodontal disease will reduce the risk of ha or stroke is being investigated and is still unknown but the existence of a relationship has been proven. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have a law blood pressure of 90/60. Is there any danger that a damage might be caused to the peripheral heart nerves and should i take a medication?
Controversial : Conflictive evidence about the subject. I will say that if you use synthetic testosterone for muscle mass building with increasing age you may have an increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Other evidence show that older men with natural high testosterone level have lower risk of dying from heart condition. ...Read more
Is it true that cocoa helps prevent plaque from building up in the arteries and may reduce the risk of heart disease?
Have high cholesterol, scared to take statins due to diabetes risk in women from drug,is this a real risk,is there a safer way to lower, like sterols?
Need more info: How high is your cholesterol? What other risk factors, if any, do you have? How likely are you be compliant with a rigorous dietary regimen? It would be prudent to consult your doctor and may be a nutritionist to see if diet and exercise would work for you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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