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Doctor insights on: Low Fat Low Sodium Diet After Heart Attack

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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I've always been underweight, but my diet has included (a lot?) saturated fat (92% dv per day) the past year, should I worry about heart attack?

I've always been underweight, but my diet has included (a lot?) saturated fat (92% dv per day) the past year, should I worry about heart attack?

I will recommend: You to get a lipid panel and check triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol. Also, balance your diet more with more proteins, complex carbohydrates, vegetables and less unsaturated fats. Being skinny do not always translate into being healthy. I will avoid saturated fats at all. ...Read more

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I have a healthy diet, slim, eat fruit & veg but worried I am eating too much salt eg lots of crackers, bread, fish. Will I get a heart attack?

I have a healthy diet, slim, eat fruit & veg but worried I am eating too much salt eg lots of crackers, bread, fish. Will I get a heart attack?

Diet can impact risk: Eating salt in and of itself will not "cause" a heart attack but it certainly can contribute to increasing your risk for heart disease. Dietary modifications, in general, can significantly reduce your risk of hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, all of which increase your risk for heart disease and heart attack. ...Read more

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My grandfather had a heart attack & Indians are at high risk. I'm 22 -- is there an evidence based protocol to avoiding heart disease? Diet/exercise?

My grandfather had a heart attack & Indians are at high risk. I'm 22 -- is there an evidence based protocol to avoiding heart disease? Diet/exercise?

It is good to keep: family history in mind but most people have relatives who have had cardiac problems. Lifestyle is a major factor. After your doc has ruled out any medical conditions you can see a nutritionist for a health diet to fit your body. You might also get a micronutrient test from Spectracell lab in TX. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some diet pills that wont give me a heart attack?

What are some diet pills that wont give me a heart attack?

Diet pills do ….: Diet pills do not work. Yes, one was approved last week but overall this is not state of the art. Far better you eat less or esxercise more (more wisely?) but pills really will no tget you there. Surgery might, consider the roux-en-y gastric bypass (not the lap band imho). ...Read more

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Would it be possible to have a heart attack from a diet pill?

Would it be possible to have a heart attack from a diet pill?

Potentially: Most "diet pills" contain some kind of stimulant. If you have some underlying heart disease, these drugs may produce heart attacks. Other possible complications include fast, potentially dangerous heart beats, heart failure, high blood pressure, and pulmonary hypertension (high BP in the lungs). You may lose a few pounds, but they'll probably come back... Your heart function might not. ...Read more

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If I eat a more balanced diet, could I possibly prevent a future heart attack?

Yes: There are many factors involved with heart health. Diet makes a big difference, but talk with your doctor about other things you can do. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more