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What can you do to prevent cardiovascular disease as approach old age?

What can you do to prevent cardiovascular disease as approach old age?

Diet & exercise: A healthy diet , vegetarian being ideal, and abstaining from smoking and alcohol, plus getting a minimum of 20 minutes moderate exercise plus ideally sunshine and fresh air. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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How must I change my lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease?

How must I change my lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular disease?

Lifestyle: First you need to eat healthy including low fat, low cholesterol, rich in fresh fruit and vegetables. Next you should be active and engage in regular exercise, aerobic exercise. Finally you should avoid smoking, limit alcohol and avoid drugs. These are the simplest ways to limit your risk of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent cardiovascular disease?

Is it possible to prevent cardiovascular disease?

Probably: A proper diet and exercise will reduce the chances of cardiovascular disease. Your family history is an important factor. ...Read more

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How much cardio do I need to do a day/week to prevent cardiovascular disease?

Depends: Prevention is an important modifier in your question. Prevention must be balanced against innate risks you may have. That being said, movement of almost any type on a daily basis is best, but "cardio" activity of 30-40 minutes 3-4 times per week may suffice to maintain conditioning. That's a big leap, though, to "prevention". Need to be vigilant against overhyping prevention. ...Read more

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How much cardio exercise should I do a day/week to prevent cardiovascular disease?

How much cardio exercise should I do a day/week to prevent cardiovascular disease?

Depends: Prevention is an important modifier in your question. Prevention must be balanced against innate risks you may have. That being said, movement of almost any type on a daily basis is best, but "cardio" activity of 30-40 minutes 3-4 times per week may suffice to maintain conditioning. That's a big leap, though, to "prevention". Need to be vigilant against overhyping prevention. ...Read more

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How can women help prevent cardiovascular disease?

How can women help prevent cardiovascular disease?

Same as men: Although much is made of women vs men in the cardivascular disease area, when it comes to prvention the same rules aply. Keep a healthy weight/bmi , keep your blood pressure down, stay active , dont smoke , eat a healthy diet that will keep yur cholesterol down and prevent obesity and diabetes ...Read more

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How does exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease?

How does exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease?

Several: Less body fat lower cholesterol in some enhanced metabolism less deposits in he blood vessel walls some do not get these results which makes it confusing. ...Read more

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What are things you can do to prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease?

What are things you can do to prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risk and modifying them. Smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Heart attack: simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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