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Myocarditis Diet Alone
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
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
Healthy diet, great cholesterol reading, EF 50%, workout daily but dypsnea, LV normal size/function, BP 119/63, nuclear -moderate to severe ischemia aterior/apical. Is it plaque if not, what??
57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's healthy diet & life style other than drink and meat consider.& routine exercise, enough sleep, lack of worry for potential liver cirrhosis?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coronary artery calcification with fast heart rate...cant do activity without stop catching breath..take adalat (nifedipine) without good results...help?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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