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What Can You Do To Prevent Cardiovascular Disease In Old Age
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What can I do now at age 18 to have great skin in the long run and what to do to prevent premature wrinkles. ?
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
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
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
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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