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Can you please tell me why exercise reduces the risk of both cancer and cardiovascular disease?

Can you please tell me why exercise reduces the risk of both cancer and cardiovascular disease?

Heart, first: Body toning heart muscle stimulus with rate increase weight control burns calories and cholesterol keeps one from smoking so they can breathe! ...Read more

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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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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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How can you lower your risk of heart disease?

How can you lower your risk of heart disease?

Diet and exercise: Eat a diet low in animal fat (red meat, pork) and high in plants, beans, fish. Exercise daily, including at least30minutes of aerobic exercise (walk, swim, bike...) try to get a good nights sleep regularly. Do not have more than 1 alcoholic drink a day, don't smoke. ...Read more

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How do you lower your risk of heart disease?

How do you lower your risk of heart disease?

See below.: Don't smoke. Control your blood pressure and diabetes. Exercise regularly. Watch the fats and salt in your diet. Take prescribed medications faithfully. Watch your weight. Handle stress. Treat depression. ...Read more

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How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease?

How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease?

PREVENTION: Diet and exercise. Watch your diet. Vegetarian being ideal, abstain from tobacco and alcohol. Get your vitamins from the grocery store in the form of fresh fruits, grains and vegetables. Stay away from the fatty foods and artificial sweetners, probably stay from artificial period. Try for at least 20 minutes of exercise out in the fresh air and sunshine if possible. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce the risk of developing gallbladder cancer?

What can you do to reduce the risk of developing gallbladder cancer?

Difficult: It is a rare cancer and risk factors include gallstones, obesity, and advanced age. Diet and weight reduction can help and removal of the gall bladder in case of repeated gallstone attacks may be protective. ...Read more

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Show me how can you reduce the risk of heart disease?

Show me how can you reduce the risk of heart disease?

Hard work & meds: Diet, exercise & weight loss are first steps & getting appropriate screening with your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease my chance of acquiring diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular disease?

What can I do to decrease my chance of acquiring diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular disease?

Eat Right!: Some of it's genetic, but a lot of it you can control by eating in a healthy way. Limit sugar intake drastically, including fructose and other forms of it - it's everywhere, but you can definitely enjoy eating without it! stay away from white processed carbs as much as possible, including rice and pasta - these things release sugar into the bloodstream quickly and have little nutritional value. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to reduce the risk of heart disease?

Can there be any way to reduce the risk of heart disease?

Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. ...Read more

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Please describe the things you can do to reduce the risk of alzheimer?

Please describe the things you can do to reduce the risk of alzheimer?

Several: The most important is controlling you blood pressure and cholesterol level. It is also important to have physical exercise and keep mentally fit. Some studies indicate that drinking in moderation, eating fish and dark chocolate might decrease the risk. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me and evaluate the effect of statin in cardiovascular disease?

Can you explain to me and evaluate the effect of statin in cardiovascular disease?

Reduces risk: Decrease cholesterol and stabilizes the endothelial lining of blood vessels hence decreasing the risk of cardiovascular events. Can cause muscle pains and liver damage. Consult your physician before starting. ...Read more

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How to know if cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease are the same thing?

How to know if cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease are the same thing?

Type: Ischemic heart disease is one type of cardiovascular disease. Cardiac dysfunction secondary to coronary occlusion and infarct or critical pre infarct coronary stenosis. Organic heart disease includes idiopathic cardiomyopathy, amyloid, viral dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to valvular dysfunction. Arteriosclerosis or cardiovascular disease affectsallarteries inthebody.Strokes/heartattack/peripherov. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing early Lyme disease?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing early Lyme disease?

Avoid ticks: Wear long sleeves, cover pants with socks. Use insect repellant amd examine your skin for ticks when returning from tick prone areas. If exposed see doctor for examination of tick and early course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the risk of lifestyle related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes for chil?

Eat /excercise : Try to eat healthier food , avoid fast food and high calories diet , eat more vegetables a d fruits , avoid excess salt, fat and simple carbohydrates . Excercise more. ...Read more

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Can working out and eating healthy decrease your chance of cancer and or other diseases?

Can working out and eating healthy decrease your chance of cancer and or other diseases?

I believe so: American cancer society statistics suggest that one third of cancer deaths can be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices (not counting tobacco, that cuts yet another third). How much it specifically affects the odds is not clear but you should see it as a good choice to improve your general well being and your odds of living a long and healthy life. ...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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more