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Kosher Diet And Vascular Disease
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
What's the best diet to follow with Sjogrens possible MS and lupus and IBS.I know fruit,veg,meat,no junk or processed.Is cow milk ok?pasta? Bread?
Anti inflammatory : An anti inflammatory diet can help improve the symptoms of Sjogrens, lupus and other conditions. Inflammatory effects of different foods can be found on the following website http://nutritiondata.self.com. Also Dr Joel Furhman's book Super Immunity has good information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there merit in dr caldwell esselstyn's program for reversing heart disease ie a plant based diet with no added oils or fats?
Little difference: Despite all the hoopla and huckstering, the biggest, most recent studies showed no difference between vegans and carnivores in longevity, overall health, or any category of illness. Vegans who do not know EXACTLY what they are doing and supplement as they need to end up with brain damage, anemia, and painful bones. Vegetarianism is clearly a moral choice and many folks simply prefer it. ...Read more
Better options: Despite a great deal written about the supposed health (as opposed to moral) benefits of the vegetarian / vegan diets, the most recent very large study in england showed no difference from meat-eaters in longevity or any category of disease. To reverse / control atherosclerosis, manage risk factors, eat sensibly as you like best, and especially get into serious physical fitness. ...Read more
Is coronary artery disease, or full plaque build up of arteries in heart possible with someone with normal overall cholesterol (170) & not diabetic?
Strong family history of heart disease. Confused about the best diet? low fat or low carb, as studies are coming stating whole grains cause inflamatio
Talk to your doctor : Read the book, "The China Study". Dr. Campbell makes a very strong case for a whole food diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. No dairy and no meat (no animal protein). Beans and nuts for protein source. This is a Vegan diet. This is the best diet for a healthy heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Md advied gluten free diet d/t unmanaged GI issues, possible wheat intolerance, & ctd. Would this include everything with gluten including condiments?
Many: There are many screening tests available for use in individuals at risk for vascular disease. These include carotid duplex which looks for plaque in the carotid arteries. Another important tool is a lowerextremity arterial evaluation/abi which measures the blood pressure ratio in the arm to ankle to estimate blood flow to the legs and ais an excellent marker of vascular disease. Certain blood tes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two types: Arteries (vessels that flow away from heart to body) and veins (vessels that flow from body to heart) have different symptoms. In artery disease - lack of blood flow to muscles produces loss of ability to use muscles and if acute may produce pain, pallor and loss of pulse. Venous disease presents as varicose veins and progressive swelling of affected area - usually legs. Heart vessels-chest pain. ...Read more
It depends: The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, smokers. ...Read more
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What tests if any are used to diagnose micro vascular disease? Or is it a diagnosis of exclusion?
Inflammation: Diabetes can lead to protein changes and inflammation, leading to atherosclerosis, or narrowing and stiffening of blood vessels. Depending on the location, these narrowed arteries may cause heart attack (heart or coronary arteries), stroke (carotid), amputations due to infection/poor healing (legs & feet), blindness (eyes), and kidney failure (kidneys). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Peripheral: Peripheral.Get a more detailed answer ›
An interesting study: Some of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease include hyperlipidemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, older age and family history. According to a study with a serial intravascular ultrasound on pigs after inducing diabetes and hyperlipidemia, plaque started to develop at week 11, and progressively evolved to high-risk plaques at week 36. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20439786. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too Many: There are too many foods touting cardiovascular benefits! in this day and age a single food is often touted as the next "miracle" food, or that if you eat the berries or drink the juice you will lose weight and never have heart disease-don't buy it! instead look to create a program based on delicious, whole fresh and minimally processed food items. This is the fuel upon which you were born to run! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: The following dietary rules reduce risk: eat fruits and vegetables 3-5 servings per day. Fiber 14 g/day. Avoid trans ( as low as possible) and saturated ( no more than 10% total calories) fats. One to two servings of oily fish/wk - or equivalent in fish oil or omega 3. 1-2 drinks alcohol per day. If you have high BP dietary restrictions on sodium are important. ...Read more
I'm only 29 and I have completely lost erections due to some unexplained vascular disease. Is there any way to cure this?
The vascular system is made up with 3 components, arteries, veins, and lymph channels. The most common description of vascular disease is usually associated with arterial insufficiency, also known as PAD. This usually is more of an issue as people age, who also have associated medical conditions to include diabetes, hypertension, heart ...Read more
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