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I started a lean bulk diet yesterday, eating 6 meals a day. I'm feeling a lot chest pain where my heart is, should I be worried? Btw the diet is clean

I started a lean bulk diet yesterday, eating 6 meals a day. I'm feeling a lot chest pain where my heart is, should I be worried? Btw the diet is clean

Chest pain: Your age is not usually associated with heart issues, but any time one does have pain in that area, it is wise to see a physician to be sure. Especially if you feel it with exertion or if you have family history of heart disease, feel faint, light headed or have palpitations. ...Read more

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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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Please describe a good 7 day diet plan for a heart surgery patient?

Please describe a good 7 day diet plan for a heart surgery patient?

Depends: Depends on the reason for the heart surgery, your weight, and general health. In general, a well balanced diet that is heavy in fruit and vegetables, substituting monounsaturated oils for other fats, and light on salt is considered to be an excellent heart healthy diet for everyone. ...Read more

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Not an athlete. Walk a bit daily. Diet 1200 cals a day. Resting heart rate in 50's. Why? Is it safe?

Not an athlete. Walk a bit daily. Diet 1200 cals a day. Resting heart rate in 50's. Why? Is it safe?

Heart rate: Though the textbook definition of bradycardia (slow HR) is < 60, young people & athletes often have a HR much slower than this at rest. It is normal for the HR to accelerate with exercise; if it doesn't then there might be a problem. Symptoms of bradycardia might include dizziness or fatigue. If you have particular concerns, consider an Inbox Consult with a doc here on HealthTap ...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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Can high salt intake in my diet on one particular day cause heart palpitations?

Can high salt intake in my diet on one particular day cause heart palpitations?

High salt: 43F from NY NY asks: Can high salt intake in my diet on one particular day cause heart palpitations? ANS: yes if your BP is salt sensitive that is if you BP spikes when you eat a vey high slat intake say 10, 000 mg a day it could cause these. But you can work with your Dr. To test this out. ...Read more

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Woke up with my heart beating fast but not with strength? Blood pressure past few days been over 132 / 89 84. Can poor diet make your heart weaker? Feel like it's getting weaker day by day not pumping enough blood. Did a stress and X-ray normal

Woke up with my heart beating fast but not with strength? Blood pressure past few days been over 132 / 89 84. Can poor diet make your heart weaker? Feel like it's getting weaker day by day not pumping enough blood. Did a stress and X-ray normal

Anxiety: I think that you may be suffering from an anxiety syndrome. Poor di5 may make you feel weaker but would have to occur for a long period of time to affect your heart it will not diminish it's pumping of blood I think that you need to learn to relax and that will help to make you feel better ...Read more

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Managed high BP. Healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline. Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Managed high BP. Healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline. Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Heart rate is: Regulated under autonomic control and function. Aging, glucose intolerance, medications, physical condition and hydration can all have effects on the autonomic system resulting in variability to the heart rate response to various activities. Sleeping can additionally affect the autonomic responses. I suspect this is normal physiology for you and represents your body's response to these factors. ...Read more

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Can the sacred heart diet really work?

Can the sacred heart diet really work?

Diet: I can't find any legitimate medical information to support this diet. As far as I know the only diets with data are the mediterranean and the dash diets. ...Read more

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What are the heart benefits of the mediterranean diet?

What are the heart benefits of the mediterranean diet?

Stops arterioscleros: It reduces the likelihood of having a heart attack and dying of heart disease. ...Read more

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I took diet pills in the 60s. Preludin, I think. Any risk like heart from those?

I took diet pills in the 60s. Preludin, I think. Any risk like heart from those?

Phenmetrazine: Preludin is an amphetamine, removed from the us market because of its potential for abuse and addiction. During use, it can cause acute cardiac side effects but it doesn't cause the late heart disease (valve problems) like other diet pills. If you survived the 60s (obviously) and don't use now, you're ok. ...Read more

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Possible for OTC diet pills to aggravate/bring out underlying heart condition? Took 3 mos, quit, almost had heart attk6/20.Sx still present, not as often

Possible for OTC diet pills to aggravate/bring out underlying heart condition? Took 3 mos, quit, almost had heart attk6/20.Sx still present, not as often

What was in them?: Diet pills containing ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) are known for affecting heart rate and rhythm and are essentially banned. Other dangerous diet pill components include synephrine, phenolphthalein, and sibutramine, among others. Duration of adverse effects could be very unpredictable and possibly prolonged. Safest: healthy diet and regular exercise for weight loss. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause heart problems?

Can diet sodas cause heart problems?

See above: Diet sodas have multiple issues, but as far as the heart is concerned the issue is their caffeine, please refer to my earlier answer regarding caffeine and the heart. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should one be on after they've found out they have a cholesterol build up in their heart?

What kind of diet should one be on after they've found out they have a cholesterol build up in their heart?

Cholesterol diet: Cholesterol build up in the heart is a sign of elevated cholesterol, poor genetics, and a marker for an elevated risk of heart disease. The diet should be one high in anti-oxidants, low in saturated fats, low in cholesterol, and this should be combined with a regular exercise plan. Increasing intake of fish, red wine, and lowering intake of complex carbohydrates would also be appropriate. ...Read more

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Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.

Certainly Possible: Dietary habits tend to persist. Changes that lead to atherosclerotic heart disease begin to occur in adolescence, so your diet now can affect your risks later on. These risks are modifiable though, so changing your habits can potentially reverse those changes. ...Read more

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Heart rate keeps bottoming out, feel like I'm going to hit the floor. Tried diet, stping toporal etc. Still have reads of 44, 47, 52. What else to do?

Heart rate keeps bottoming out, feel like I'm going to hit the floor. Tried diet, stping toporal etc. Still have reads of 44, 47, 52. What else to do?

Nothing: Stop worrying. This rate does not cause any symptoms. If ur hr does not increase with exercise, then must see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with apex of the heart death. What does that mean? What treat meant will be possible, diet changes, what not to do to prolong my life?

Clarify: You have both a right and a duty to get more precise information from your physician. If you have had a heart attack involving the apex, you need to know this, with its implications. If you merely had stunned / deadened myocardium / takotsubo, you'll be fine. A precise diagnosis will enable your physicians and the healthtap team to clarify, and even better, let know know your best course. ...Read more

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What is characteristic of a diet to oppose heart disease?

What is characteristic of a diet to oppose heart disease?

Diet: Such a diet is low in animal fats and daily products, heavy on fruits, grains and vegetables. Either vegetarian, vegan or mediterranean diets are generally considered 'good' with regard to heart disease. ...Read more

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Are high-protein diets bad for your heart?

Are high-protein diets bad for your heart?

Yes: And bad for your kidneys too. Balance, balance, balance. Low carb, low fat, high protein - none of these make sense. Eat what you enjoy in moderate amount - no supersizing. Eat for hunger, not for boredom or stress. Don't eat mindlessly. Avoid junk food. No snacking after dinner. No binging. If you follow these simple rules, you will lose weight. Aim for 1-2 lbs a week. Visit caloriecount. Com. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for diabetes, kidneys and heart - need advice for my grandma?

What's a good diet for diabetes, kidneys and heart - need advice for my grandma?

Low sugar: The diabetic shoul dwalk more and eat less
they should avoid sugars cakes pies
the should have high protein meas like eggs, lea meat legumes
avoid high sugar fruit and veges (grapefruit, oranges, banannas
avoid excess carbs no white bread watch out to avoid whole wheat ...Read more

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A week ago I started having heart palpitations once and then last three days I've had them 2 times a day???

A week ago I started having heart palpitations once and then last three days I've had them 2 times a day???

Heart palpitations: Time to see your doctor for a check up concerning the heart palpitations. If you are having diarrhea, perhaps you are have electrolyte disturbance that could cause palpitations. ...Read more

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With heart disease in my family, my diet hasn't been great. Although I'm not overweight, and I exercise 2-3 times per week should I be concerned?

With heart disease in my family, my diet hasn't been great. Although I'm not overweight, and I exercise 2-3 times per week should I be concerned?

Pay attention: Family history is an extremely important determinant on the risk of heart disease. At your age, given an increased risk from family history you should be starting to engage in better dietary habits. Know your lipid profile and consider meds along with a better low fat diet if your LDL cholesterol is more than 130 (strive for 100). Exercise 5x per week. Avoid smoking. Starting young helps. ...Read more

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I'm having the hardest time losing weight. I have heart failure and I've literally tried everything diet, exercise for 3 years now, what should I do?

I'm having the hardest time losing weight. I have heart failure and I've literally tried everything diet, exercise for 3 years now, what should I do?

Heart failure: Sorry not enough information to advise you specifically. Best course is to discuss with your doctor (s)with all your information and ask their recommendations. ...Read more

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My father (83) has pacemaker installed for 15 years (ischemic heart). His kidneys have weakened (creatinine 3.9). What diet restrictions (proteins, k)?

My father (83) has pacemaker installed for 15 years (ischemic heart). His kidneys have weakened (creatinine 3.9). What diet restrictions (proteins, k)?

Nephrologist needed: The pacemaker is not related to the kidney issues and no particular diet is needed from a pacemaker standpoint. You should make sure your father sees a nephrologist (kidney doctor) to manage his kidney issues and discuss the appropriate diet. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for heart health?

What is a good diet for heart health?

Heart healthy: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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How does a healthy diet benefit someone's heart?

Heart and diet: Read this for information and resources:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyEating/The-American-Heart-Associations-Diet-and-Lifestyle-Recommendations_UCM_305855_Article. Jsp ...Read more

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How can your diet increase the risk of heart disease?

How can your diet increase the risk of heart disease?

Diet: High salt, high fat diets raise the probability of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. They do this by damaging the bodies blood vessels. ...Read more

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If I change my diet, would I be able to avoid heart failure?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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If I change my diet, would I be able to avoid heart failure?

Yes: Many studies have shown that individuals that consume fewer calories, more fruits and vegetables and less saturated fats tend to have lower risks for cardiovascular disease. Low-salt diets have also been recommended for people at risk for heart failure. Exercise, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol intake also helps reduce cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can diet increase risk of heart disease?

Can somebody tell me how can diet increase risk of heart disease?

Diet: Poor diet can cause obesity and associated Insulin dysfunction. It can also cause fat to infiltrate the walls of arteries and make heart attack possible. Poor nutritional diet can cause nutritional malfunction of the heart. Too much salt can cause fluid retention. ...Read more

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Can food like ornish diet reverse heart disease or pritkin diet?

Can food like ornish diet reverse heart disease or pritkin diet?

Possibly: Observational studies suggest that following a vegan diet can help improve coronary atherosclerosis. http://www. Healthyhearthealthyplanet. Com/wordpress1/a-way-to-reverse-coronary-artery-disease/ ...Read more

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What changes can I make to my diet to reduce my risk of heart disease?

What changes can I make to my diet to reduce my risk of heart disease?

Cardiac risk factors: Lower the amount of saturated fats, simple sugars, and red meats in your diet. Reducing carbohydrates and replacing with lean protein choices (example fish), and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Overall, simulating the meditteranean diet may be quite heart-healthy and prove to aid in risk reduction. ...Read more

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Can a12 year old take diet pills she dosent have a heart condision just fat

Can a12 year old take diet pills she dosent have a heart condision just fat

Not good idea: Why cant a 12 year old learn to make good choices such as eating healthy, with filling foods high in nutrients such as fruits and vegetables, instead of a diet pill. A diet pill doesn't teach anyone anything about good choices and healthy eating. There are side effects as well to these medicines such as raising your blood pressure. Its not recommended ...Read more

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Can a12 year old take diet pills she dosent have a heart condision just fat

Can a12 year old take diet pills she dosent have a heart condision just fat

195lbs: 195lbs is heavy for a female of any age and I'm glad that you are interested in addressing the problem. Diet pills often do not work, nor are they safe - especially for a child. If she is having difficulty with her weight, you should schedule an appointment with her doctor to discuss. A healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and skim milk along with daily exercise is the best way for anyone to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Eliminating fast food, soda, juice, fried foods and sweets is important, too. Studies show that children are most successful with weight loss when the whole family participates in following a healthy lifestyle together. ...Read more