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What Does My Oral Health Have To Do With My Heart Health
Possibly: We don't have all the answers yet but there are more studies that link oral health with overall health than studies that don't show a link between the two. The basic theory of the oral/systemic health link is that chronic inflammation in the mouth can release certain chemicals into your bloodstream that trigger changes in the lining of arteries making clots stick or send bacteria to other organs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar can often be achieved by shifting the diet towards vegetables, whole grains, fish and grilled chicken. Regular exercise, even without weight loss, is more important than many realize. A recent overview of studies found that people exercising 150 min weekly had 14% lower risk of heart disease, and 300 min weekly led to 20% lower risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No solid data: No good randomized placebo controlled study has shown benefit. It can interact with anticoagulants and other perscription medications.Contrary to popular belief "natural" medications can have side effects and interactions.Always let your family doctor know when you are taking supplements. ...Read more
Started jogging slowly 4 miles a day , 5 days a week . Lost 30 pounds in 6 months. Is this a good plan for better heart health ,or is it too much?
Great job!: It sounds like you are doing a great job to get in shape. The key to exercising or running to lose weight is to gradually increase your level of activity so that you do not cause an overuse injury. If you have been putting a lot of mileage in and you feel that it is too much, try running a shorter distance, but push yourself a little harder. Make sure you get a physical exam first. ...Read more
Annual checkup : At 22 y/o you likely just need an annual exam so that your family doctor can evaluate your medical history, family history, current health status (exam and labs) to determine if further testing or treatment is needed. However, at 22 y/o unless you are obese, have a heart condition or diabetes or a family history of heart disease at a young age, your "heart health" should be pretty good. ...Read more
I workout at a high intensity for 1 hr 3x week (combination of cardio and strength- intervals. Is this enough for heart health?
Depend at what speed: as said depend what all you do and at what speed but it appear youcan count pulse and note how high it reaches ...Read more
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