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Low Fat Low Sodium Diet After Heart Attack
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
For someone who on average has a blood pressure of 150/88, does it have a major impact on life expectancy, stroke, heart attack/disease? If so, how soon does it start impacting the body? What would the rda be for sodium intake for someone like this?
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
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
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
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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