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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Bad Posture On Heart Health

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What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

What does my oral health have to do with my heart health?

Periodontitis: Several studies have shown a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. Https://www. Perio. Org/consumer/heart_disease http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/features/healthy-teeth-healthy-heart

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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Healthy Heart (Definition)

Heart health is important, especially as we age. To prevent multiple heart conditions including but not limited to high blood pressure, heart attacks, arrhythmias, and congestive heart failure, small changes in daily habits are necessary. These changes can include eating healthy, exercising, managing stress levels, limiting alcohol and tobacco intake, ...Read more


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What is a really good fruit for heart health?

What is a really good fruit for heart health?

Pomegranite: Any fruit rich in antioxidants, vitamins is good for heart health. However, diabetics have to be moderate given potential impact of some sweet fruits on blood sugars.

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What foods, herbs, and supplements are best for heart health?

What foods, herbs, and supplements are best for heart health?

Make it simple: Healthy minerals and vitamins come from vegetation -- so get plenty of them in your diet everyday.

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How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

How much will stress affect heart health and cholesterol levels?

Both related to stre: There have been many studies showing a direct link between stress and heart disease. Cortisol levels, the stress hormone, are greatly increased during times of stress or lack of sleep. Studies on animals have shown a significant increase in coronary artery disease and strokes. Studies on human beings have shown the same trend. Stress can have a big impact on cholesterol levels as well.

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Does garlic lower bp, improve heart health and serve as an antioxidant?

Does garlic lower bp, improve heart health and serve as an antioxidant?

Not much evidence: Few studies have show two effects: reduce bad cholesterol and relax smooth muscle may be decreasing bp. Antioxidant/antibiotic effects decreasing incidence of breast, prostate and colon cancer less evidence base. Supplements and herbs are never the whole answer to treat a serious disease. There are benefits in conventional medicine and living a healthy lifestyle. Consult your doctor and research.

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Can weight training help improve your heart health?

Can weight training help improve your heart health?

Yes...but: Weight training that is part of an aerobic exercise program will certainly be beneficial for your heart. Lifting heavy weights for mass without aerobic activity will have only marginal heart benefits.

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What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

What are some healthy habits to maintain heart health?

Exercise!: As little as 30 minutes of walking 4 times a day can do tremenous things for heart health. If drug companies could make exercise a pill, they would! It's simple and free, so at minimum everyone should walk or jog.

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What role does sex play in improving heart health?

What role does sex play in improving heart health?

Fitness, joy in life: The risk of death from the sudden exertion of sex is real but is greatly overrated. Sex is a form of exercise, not so strenuous or powerful but perhaps more popular than a hard gym workout. If you want to have sex -- and that is your business -- it will boost your self-esteem and outlook on life, and help you do the other things you should to keep that heart healthy.

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What does your gum disease have to do with your heart health?

What does your gum disease have to do with your heart health?

Atheroma: Although recent evidence discounts much of a direct link between the gums and the heart, there are many risk factors that are associated. The inflammatory markers whch are produced and cause inflammation in the vessels of the gum tissue, can cause inflammation and arterial damagethroughout the entire body. This creates areas that cholesterol binds to and attributes to atheroma formation.

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Questions about heart health: how much better will you be if you just stop all animal fat intake?

Questions about heart health: how much better will you be if you just stop all animal fat intake?

Stop animal fat: Interesting question but hard to say, I have seen dramatic changes in cholesterol when people have gone on a vegan diet, but if you are considering this discuss it with your physician and have your labs checked at regular intervals to see the changes.

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If I quit smoking, will it significantly improve my heart health? Or is my heart condition already a done deal?

If I quit smoking, will it significantly improve my heart health? Or is my heart condition already a done deal?

Help heart health: Any atherosclerosis caused by smoking is usually not reversible, but any blood vessel narrowing due to nicotine can be improved by stopping smoking.

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Want to get complete picture of heart health, but am concerned with radiation from some tests. Any suggestions?

Want to get complete picture of heart health, but am concerned with radiation from some tests. Any suggestions?

Many Options: Angiography, nuclear stress test, coronary calcium screen, or cardiac ct angiography involve some radiation. Echocardiogram- great for heart structure/function/valves. Treadmill stress test- good for functional capacity, prognosis. Holter - heart rhythm problems. Mri- great; limited availability a coronary calcium scan does have low radiation, but can be helpful in for presence of atherosclerosis.

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I was thinking of fasting 1x/wk for heart health. Is it enough for a benefit? I'm in good health and will drink water. Any addtl advice appreciated.

I was thinking of fasting 1x/wk for heart health. Is it enough for a benefit? I'm in good health and will drink water. Any addtl advice appreciated.

No.: Not sure if fasting once a week will help but I am aware that fasting is advice by some christians and is mention at the bible. I will advice good diet, exercise using anaerobic and aerobic exercises, keep your weight down, control stress, have a good outlook in life, enjoy your work, enjoy life and do good to others. :).

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Abnormal Posture (Definition)

Bad posture is usually related to bad habits. Try using a lumbar support when sitting in a chair to help keep your shoulders back and neck neutral. Another option is a posture support to wear under your clothes. Try focusing on exercises that strengthen the core muscles and muscles in your back, especially the muscles ...Read more


Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more