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Low Fat Low Sodium Diet After Heart Attack
Sodium. Good for your heart/bp or bad? I've heard varying reports saying there is no evidence that a low sodium diet is good. So, which is it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does taking statins; in a healthy individual; significantly reduce the probability of a future heart attack or is it a scam? I follow a low carb diet.
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
What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?
Life style change: Diet and exercise are important factors to change after a heart attack or stroke, but more importantly, changing the amount of stressors in ones life is more important. Cortisol, the stress hormone can be a big factor in strokes and heart attacks. Lowering cholesterol levels with statins is also important in reducing recurrent heart attacks and strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once someone with diabetes insipidus begins treatment are they able to resume a diet with moderate sodium (after being on a very low sodium diet)?
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