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

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Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

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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How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

Very often.: In western industrialized societies, diet is possibly the most important risk factor for developing coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (affecting the brain circulation). ...Read more

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What diet you go on after caffeine gave you a heart attack?

What diet you go on after caffeine gave you a heart attack?

Diet: Caffeine doesn't under routine circumstances cause heart attacks. It can cause palpitations. A good diet to follow is a heart healthy diet, low fats, low carbohydrates, protein and vegetables. ...Read more

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I had a heart attack and changed my diet plan no w I am losing to much weight why is that?

I had a heart attack and changed my diet plan  no w I am losing to much weight why is that?

TUMMY: How tall are u and what do u weigh? It is too much weight loss when you go past being able to see where the muscles meet the muscles on your abdomen = clear lines of definition & demarcation. See "wellness protecting numbers" on our www.Thepmc.Org website. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more

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What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?

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 more

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Why are doctors still saying oh just eat a diet high in cholesterol to have a heart attack/stroke etc If 2015 USDA guidelines say it's of no concern?!

Media distortion a: Hey, man. At age 25, you have more important things to be doing than troubling yourself and others over the weird politics of diet recommendations. At one time, the government listed butter as one of the seven essential food groups. Eat sensibly, stay fit, accept that real science is hard to do here, and that media accounts are always scrambled. See you at the gym. ...Read more

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I m 40 years old and already had 2 heart attack, I m 6 01 and my weight is over 124 kg. To loose weight how many calories should have my every diet ?

I m 40 years old and already had 2 heart attack, I m 6 01 and my weight is over 124 kg. To loose weight how many calories  should have my every diet ?

About 1500 Calories: Generally restricting to 1500 calories a day should achieve a weight loss of 1 pound a week without exercise, more with exercise. This is safe and can be done with some discipline. Faster weight loss can be achieved by restricting to about 1000 to 1200 calories but this had to be done under the careful guidance of a physician since it can be potentially harmful. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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