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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.

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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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.