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Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

Diet (Definition)

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


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Would it be possible to have a heart attack from a diet pill?

Would it be possible to have a heart attack from a diet pill?

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

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How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

How often does diet lead to a heart attack or stroke?

Very often.: In western industrialized societies, diet is possibly the most important risk factor for developing coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease (affecting the brain circulation). ...Read more

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What diet you go on after caffeine gave you a heart attack?

What diet you go on after caffeine gave you a heart attack?

Diet: Caffeine doesn't under routine circumstances cause heart attacks. It can cause palpitations. A good diet to follow is a heart healthy diet, low fats, low carbohydrates, protein and vegetables. ...Read more

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I had a heart attack and changed my diet plan no w I am losing to much weight why is that?

I had a heart attack and changed my diet plan  no w I am losing to much weight why is that?

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

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What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?

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 more

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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.

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

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What are some diet pills that wont give me a heart attack?

What are some diet pills that wont give me a heart attack?

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

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If I eat a more balanced diet, could I possibly prevent a future heart attack?

If I eat a more balanced diet, could I possibly prevent a future heart attack?

Yes: There are many factors involved with heart health. Diet makes a big difference, but talk with your doctor about other things you can do. ...Read more

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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'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 more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more