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What Diet Is Good After A Heart Attack
My ef is up from 15 in march 2013 to 50 currently. Diet, meds exercise main treatments. No heart attack, cath clear. Is this a good prognosis?
EF: An increase in ef with treatment bodes well but few of us would recommend discontinuing treatment. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Potentially: Most "diet pills" contain some kind of stimulant. If you have some underlying heart disease, these drugs may produce heart attacks. Other possible complications include fast, potentially dangerous heart beats, heart failure, high blood pressure, and pulmonary hypertension (high BP in the lungs). You may lose a few pounds, but they'll probably come back... Your heart function might not. ...Read more
TUMMY: How tall are u and what do u weigh? It is too much weight loss when you go past being able to see where the muscles meet the muscles on your abdomen = clear lines of definition & demarcation. See "wellness protecting numbers" on our www.Thepmc.Org website. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more
What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?
Life style change: Diet and exercise are important factors to change after a heart attack or stroke, but more importantly, changing the amount of stressors in ones life is more important. Cortisol, the stress hormone can be a big factor in strokes and heart attacks. Lowering cholesterol levels with statins is also important in reducing recurrent heart attacks and strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since my heart attack, I have been eating salmon as part of my diet. How many times a week should I eat salmon. How much is too much? Thanks.
SalmonGoodMercuryBad: Think of it this way:You could eat it every day if you wanted but at some point you'd get sick of it and then not eat it for a long while, defeating the purpose of eating it.I love the stuff but it's expensive! So I usually eat it maybe 2-3 times a week at most. But also, you have to know the source.Some salmon is high in mercury content: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=dailytip&dbid=116 ...Read more
Diet pills do ….: Diet pills do not work. Yes, one was approved last week but overall this is not state of the art. Far better you eat less or esxercise more (more wisely?) but pills really will no tget you there. Surgery might, consider the roux-en-y gastric bypass (not the lap band imho). ...Read more
I've always been underweight, but my diet has included (a lot?) saturated fat (92% dv per day) the past year, should I worry about heart attack?
I will recommend: You to get a lipid panel and check triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol. Also, balance your diet more with more proteins, complex carbohydrates, vegetables and less unsaturated fats. Being skinny do not always translate into being healthy. I will avoid saturated fats at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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