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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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Can you tell me in future will we be able to control cholesterol by bacteria, for prevention of heart disease?

Can you tell me in future will we be able to control cholesterol by bacteria, for prevention of heart disease?

Not likely: There are no current studies looking at bacteria or it's products in treating high cholesterol.However in the near future instead of pills people with the familial disease causing very high cholesterol will be getting shots once or twice a month using antibodies to a protein that binds to the cholesterol receptor. It is called PCSK9 ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to develop heart/vascular disease?

What age do you have to be to develop heart/vascular disease?

Heart/vascular dz: You just have to be alive to develop cardiovascular disease. There is no age which is predictive and your possibility of having the disease processes ends only when you are no more. ...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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What can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease ?

What can you do to reduce cardiovascular disease ?

Avoid it!: By following healthy habits american heart you can dramatically reduce the incidence! if you develop the diseases, there are diverse and helpful treatments. But avoidance. Prevention is better!, ! no smoking cardiovascular exercize monitor cholesterol and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many years of smoking will cause someone to get a smoking related disease or cancer?

Can you let me know how many years of smoking will cause someone to get a smoking related disease or cancer?

No simple answer: Many folks who have never smoked get cancer of the oral cavity. Even relatively light smokers can suffer high blood pressure, lung disease, including cancer or emphysema, not to mention other smoking related illness. There is added risk the longer you smoke, but why would anyone take any chance? ...Read more

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What can a older person do to reverse atherosclerosis ?

What can a older person do to reverse atherosclerosis ?

Atherosclerosis: Eat right Exercise Tight control of risk factors e.g. Smoking hypertension diabetes elevated triglycerides Some herbs garlic tumeriv may also be of benefit ...Read more

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What can I do now at age 18 to have great skin in the long run and what to do to prevent premature wrinkles. ?

What can I do now at age 18 to have great skin in the long run and what to do to prevent premature wrinkles. ?

Protect your skin: Protect your skin from the sun and don't smoke. But since avoiding sun exposure can cause a lower vitamin d level, get your levels checks every so often or take supplemental vitamin d. ...Read more

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What are some things a 16 yr old can do to ensure a tall height in the future?

What are some things a 16 yr old can do to ensure a tall height in the future?

Height problem: Work hard, play fair and live clean and let mother nature due her thing. If this is a significant problem growth hormone may be indicated. ...Read more

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What changes can I make to my diet to reduce my risk of heart disease?

What changes can I make to my diet to reduce my risk of heart disease?

Cardiac risk factors: Lower the amount of saturated fats, simple sugars, and red meats in your diet. Reducing carbohydrates and replacing with lean protein choices (example fish), and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Overall, simulating the meditteranean diet may be quite heart-healthy and prove to aid in risk reduction. ...Read more

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What three things can parents do to increase a child's chance of an osteoporosis-free life?

What three things can parents do to increase a child's chance of an osteoporosis-free life?

Exercise/vitD/ca++: Good regular exercise adequate vitd and calcium intake would go a long way toward your goal. ...Read more

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What things can I do to prevent problems occurring with my body at age 52 ?

What things can I do to prevent problems occurring with my body at age 52 ?

Maintain...: ...Flexibility and cardiopulmonary conditioning three times weekly at least for an hour each time. Avoid a lot of contact type sports and activities (we don't bounce as well as we used to) and use good lifting techniques or ask for help. Back injuries in your age group do more to slow down the overall health progress than any other injury. Avoid injuring your back. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to increase my mind focus? I used to smoke marijuana at a young age, would you recommend getting an evaluation done?

What exercises can I do to increase my mind focus? I used to smoke marijuana at a young age, would you recommend getting an evaluation done?

Yes: If you feel you are having difficulty with focus and /or attention, find out if this is real or perceived. Get an evaluation. Go to your primary care physician or a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

Lifestyle: Changes in lifestyle. Exercise, good diet, moderate alcohol, if you don't drink do not start, control of diabetes, stop smoking, control your weight, keep BP less than 130/80, control stress. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent cancers and diseases?

What can you do to prevent cancers and diseases?

Screening/fit life: The most common cancers are as follows: colon, lung, prostate, and breast. Other GI tract malignancies and head and neck tumors as well as gyn cancers are in the next tier of commonality. They each have their own needed screening test. Specific blood work, colonoscpy, chest ct, prostate exam and mammograms are all needed to screen for the above mentioned tumor types. Active lifestyle and diet. ...Read more

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What should I do to reduce my risk of heart disease?

What should I do to reduce my risk of heart disease?

Risk reduction: Eat a mediterranean diet and get regular daily aerobic exercise and some weight type training 3 times a week. See your dr. To be sure you don't have hypertension or diabetes or other problem. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

diseases= a constellation of pathologic processes that affect the ...Read more