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Can myocarditis be cured by diet alone?

Can myocarditis be cured by diet alone?

No: Medication is almost always needed at least for a while. Many cases improve or resolve over time regardless. Mild cases may be detected incidentally, without any apparent cardiac complaints. ...Read more

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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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Is diet and exercise can cured minor ischemia?

Is diet and exercise can cured minor ischemia?

NO: Need to find the exact cause of ischemia & work on removing the risk factors.You need to be under a competent internist. You have not given any details! Diet & exercise will help in modifying ischemia. The best diet is Salmon/salad diet,similar to Mediterranean diet. Refer to drhoffman.com for details. ...Read more

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How can a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

How can a healthy diet reduce coronary heart disease?

Alot out there: There is alot out there on this subject. The article below is a good start : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-healthy-diet/art-20047702 ...Read more

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57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

A nutritionally-: oriented doc or a natural medicine doc can help. You need to be monitored but there are natural options such as a combo product of minerals and co-factors or strontium. Please do this under professional guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can heart blockages be successfully treated with meds, exercise and a heart-healthy diet?

Can heart blockages  be successfully treated with meds, exercise and a heart-healthy diet?

No: Once a blood vessel gets bstructed the reversal process it s almost impossible. There is a remodeling taking place in the vessel lumen that can lead to recanalization but not very often.. Usually the ischemic changes dont allow the remodelling process to take place in a timely fashion manner. But exercise and diet can prevent further blockages. ...Read more

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Is a high calorie, high fat or high protein diet beneficial to young cystic fibrosis patients?

Not high fat: One of the problems folks with CF have is that their pancreatic duct gets blocked. This means that the fat-digesting enzymes from their pancreas can't get to their gut and break down the fat they eat. A high-fat diet would be very bad in this situation. You need to have conversations with your CF doc to optimize your diet. You should have both a pulmonologist and a GI doc on your team. ...Read more

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Can a healthy diet help prevent fibrocystic breast disease?

Can a healthy diet help prevent fibrocystic breast disease?

Normal breast tissue: All breasts are fibrocystic. When the breasts get sore and lumpy during your period, this is fibrocystic change. These changes can also occur due to increases in caffeine intake, stress and hormone use. So in essence, you can't get rid of fibrocystic breasts but you can improve the symptoms related to them (see some of my other posts on breast tenderness/fibrocystic breast disease). ...Read more

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What's healthy diet & life style other than drink and meat consider.& routine exercise, enough sleep, lack of worry for potential liver cirrhosis?

What's healthy diet & life style other than drink and meat consider.& routine exercise, enough sleep, lack of worry for potential liver cirrhosis?

How is your weight: If you are doing all the good things you listed, make sure your BP and cholesterol are normal and your weight is in the healthy range.. Are you drinking alcohol excessively? ...Read more

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What healthy diet foods would be for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

What healthy diet foods would be for someone with mesenteric ischemia?

Low fat diet: Mesenteric ischemia is typically caused by atherosclerosis of arteries supplying blood to the intestines. A low fat diet may help prevent progression of atherosclerosis. Small meals may make it less likely you will get ischemia and pain with eating. ...Read more

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Asthma, hbp, hypothyroidism, gerd, high cholesterol at 62yrs. Fairly active and changed diet lifestyle. What else can I do? 5'5, 190lbs.

Asthma, hbp, hypothyroidism, gerd, high cholesterol at 62yrs. Fairly active and changed diet lifestyle. What else can I do?  5'5, 190lbs.

See below: Set a goal, your ideal weight is 135, so you have work to do, and at age 62 will be hard, but possible, reduce sodium intake stop all white items bread, pasta, rice, white sugar, and white potatoes also stop all breads in general, stop all cakes cupcakes cookies, chips dips, hi sodium dressings stop all fizzy drinks, and drinks with hi sodium content no red meat for 1 yr until u r on track. ...Read more

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How fast can Atherosclerosis progress? No Diabetes, thin, low chol., low bp, good health but have ICA Atherosclerosis. Mom, stroke 54, Dad HRT atk 54.

How fast can Atherosclerosis progress? No Diabetes, thin, low chol., low bp, good health but have ICA Atherosclerosis. Mom, stroke 54, Dad HRT atk 54.

Genetic factors: Some people inherit tendency to develop atherosclerosis even in absence of "traditional" risk factors. Consider screening for unusual risk factors e.g. homocysteine, abnormal lipoproteins, other hematologic factors etc. Consider aggressive Rx with e.g. statins, B-vitamins, aspirin etc. Seek out an academic cardiologist-specialist in atherosclerosis. Check out cardiology depts at Emory &/or MCG. ...Read more

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Not overweight, healthy diet, EF 55%, LV normal size & function, BP 119/63, (sob) stress results moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall mostly reversible. Cath scheduled in 4 days. How bad?

Not overweight, healthy diet, EF 55%, LV normal size & function, BP 119/63, (sob) stress results moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall mostly reversible.  Cath scheduled in 4 days. How bad?

Cardiac response: This clearly concerns me but you are doing the right thing and dealing with the problem urgently. Catheterization is definitely recommended. Unfortunately Cardiac disease also has a strong genetic component that may be present. Is your cholesterol normal and are you exercising adequately? Hopefully, you are also consulting with a cardiologist as well. ...Read more

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Does an all organic vegetarian diet help fibro?

Does an all organic vegetarian diet help fibro?

Probably yes: By fibro do you mean fibromyalgia? To my knowledge, research has not been done to definitively answer this question, but i recommend an all organic diet to everyone & vegetarian diets have many proven benefits. I do advise an anti-inflammatory diet, which is primarily vegetarian but can include wild salmon/sardines/other healthy fish: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet. ...Read more

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Having PCOS, IBS and IBD, (besides limiting stress), are there any lifestyle choices (ex: habits, foods, diet changes, etc) that should be avoided?

IBS Diet: I commend you for limiting stress. For IBS, avoid: •Breads and cereals made with refined grains •Processed food-s chips and cookies •Coffee, carbonated drinks, and alcohol •High-protein diets •Dairy products, especially cheese •Too much fiber, fruits and vegetables •Food and drinks with chocolate, •Carbonated drinks •Large meals •Fried and fatty foods •See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment ...Read more

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32yo female with chronic pain, diagnosed w/fibromyalgia & panic disorder. Stress echo ok, but have high cholesterol. Best ways to begin exercise? Thx

32yo female with chronic pain, diagnosed w/fibromyalgia & panic disorder. Stress echo ok, but have high cholesterol. Best ways to begin exercise?  Thx

Walk: The way i advise my patients is simply to begin a walking program. Start at low levels by just walking around your block every day and then increase your distance every 3 weeks or so by about 10-20%. I also recommend yoga to most of my patients. Start with a very gentle beginners class. However, before starting any exercise program you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can cornary heart disease be treated with statins and diet alone or is stent or surgery needed?

Can cornary heart disease be treated with statins and diet alone or is stent or surgery needed?

Depends: Hi. All three means are used, depending on the nature of the lesion(s), the coronary artery/arteries involved, targets for stenting or surgery, etc. Talk with your cardiologist, and if it would make you feel better, get a second opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Coronary artery calcification with fast heart rate...cant do activity without stop catching breath..take adalat (nifedipine) without good results...help?

Coronary artery calcification with fast heart rate...cant do activity without stop catching breath..take adalat (nifedipine) without good results...help?

How high: How high is calcification score. If this is too high you actually may have aggressive heart disease. Have you had your thyroid checked. See your doc and if persist see a cardiologist and insist on an echo for cardiac performance. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis be cured by diet alone?

No: Medication is almost always needed at least for a while. Many cases improve or resolve over time regardless. Mild cases may be detected incidentally, without any apparent cardiac complaints. ...Read more

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What is myocarditis?

What is myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium. The myocardium is the middle layer of the heart wall. Myocarditis can range from mild to very severe. The american journal of cardiovascular pathology goes further and describes it as "an inflammatory infiltrate of the myocardium with necrosis and/or degeneration of adjacent myocytes.". ...Read more

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How common is myocarditis?

How common is myocarditis?

Rare but: More common with HIV positive patients. Since myocarditis is often due to a viral illness, many patients give a history of symptoms consistent with a recent viral infection, including fever, rash, diarrhea, joint pains, and easy fatigueability.Myocardial inflammation can be suspected on the basis of electrocardiographic (ECG) results, elevated c-reactive protein (CRP) and/or erythrocyte sed rates. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis hereditary?

No: Myocarditis is not really a genetic disease. Genetic factors passed on to children can make them more susceptible. ...Read more

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Can you die from myocarditis?

Can you die from myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Yes. Death can occur if myocarditis results in heart failure from failure of pumping or cardiac arrythmias. ...Read more

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Would I no if I had myocarditis?

Would I no if I had myocarditis?

Sometimes: Myocarditis is frequently without symptoms. If you were to have symptoms, they could include a sharp chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches, palpitations, or fatigue. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of myocarditis ?

Chest pain: Typical symptoms of myocarditis re chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations (irregular heart beat) Check out this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myocarditis/basics/symptoms/con-20027303 If you think you have this see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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At what age does myocarditis occur?

Any age: It may occur at any time, from infants to the elderly. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get myocarditis?

Maybe: Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) may occur from a variety of sources. In addition to viral infections there are bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and other inciting organisms. In addition one can have cancerous myocarditis and also a variety of metabolic conditions can also cause this (hemochromatosis, e.g.). Cannot calculate the overall frequency with which these occur. ...Read more

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What are the causes of myocarditis?

What are the causes of  myocarditis?

Myocarditis: The specific cause of myocarditis is often not identified, but there are numerous potential causes including infectious agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites), connective tissue and autoimmune diseases, and medications, to name some. ...Read more

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How does myocarditis effect the body?

Can be significant: Myocarditis can be associated with heart failure and therefore can have serious detrimental effects on the body. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for myocarditis?

Depends on what: Cannot answer the question unless know what is causing the myocarditis. As in prior answer there are many possibities including viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. As infectious causes and several non-infectious causes as well. ...Read more

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High aniexty scared I have myocarditis?

High aniexty scared I have myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis is rare and the only way to be sure is to see a doc and be checked out. Most people with myocarditis are significantly symptomatic and if what you feel is mostly anxious that makes anxiety disorder more likely than myocardial disease. ...Read more

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Why do some people die from myocarditis?

Hard to say: Every disease acts differntly in everyone else. Treatments sometime fail. You are scaring yourself silly worrying about this & worry makes you sick even if you don't have myocarditis. Posting & researching it all day is hurting you! Go for a walk, make some Xmas presents, go kiss someone you love, go see a funny movie. Dance! Happiness helps fight disease and improves health, mental & physical. ...Read more

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Would it be obvious if I had myocarditis ?

YES: I had myocarditis as a young woman and was critically ill, but I definitely knew it. I was in congestive heart failue, with shortness of breath and swelling to triple the size on my ankles. ...Read more

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Can I die from myocarditis if I ignore it?

Possibly: Depends upon the cause of myocarditis and the severity of disease. ...Read more

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Are tests for myocarditis done in imaging?

Are tests for myocarditis done in imaging?

Two main tests: Echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart and biopsy of the heart muscle to confirm viral damage to the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my myocarditis go away?

Depends: See my prior responses on myocarditis. Depends upon the cause and whether or not the primary etiologic agent is treatable or you are just managing symptoms. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis happen without any symptons?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis can occur with minimal or no symptoms. The usual trigger is a virus. Some patients may go on to recover completely, some partially, and some may not recover and have heart failure. Those patients may be diagnosed at a later point in time and the etiology is felt to be a viral myocarditis resulting in heart failure. ...Read more

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How many cases of myocarditis occur a year ?

Varies : The actual number varies by country and age. We believe there are many cases which are never identified and go away on their own. The best estimate I have seen is 1 case a year for every 10,000 people. ...Read more

Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the middle layer ...Read more