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Doctor insights on: What Is A Good Nursing Diagnosis For The Risk Of Heart Disease And Stroke In Older Adults

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I am a 32 yr old female. What essential vitamins/supplements should I take in general and to stop heart disease, stroke, heartattack from occuring?

I am a 32 yr old female. What essential vitamins/supplements should I take in general and to stop heart disease, stroke, heartattack from occuring?

Many supplements: At 32 your risk is currently quite low but it is never too early to take steps to prevent these common killers. Vitamins c, d, e, k, folic acid, vitamin b6, magnesium, selenium, lysine, pycnogenol, turmeric and fish oil are among the many supplements proven to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. I have written an article on the subject with links at http://drrandybaker. Com/. ...Read more

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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Just watched "forks over knives." will going vegan prevent heart disease, stroke, cancer, etc? Sounds too good to be true -- is it accurate?

Just watched "forks over knives." will going vegan prevent heart disease, stroke, cancer, etc? Sounds too good to be true -- is it accurate?

Probably true: This documentary does have its own agenda as well but most studies suggest that a healthier, balanced diet is likely to reduce the risks of cancer, stroke, heart attack, etc. If you properly watch your diet (even without being a vegan), you will likely reduce your health risks. Alternatively, there are vegans who over-eat and hence suffer from obesity (although rare). Consult your pcp please. ...Read more

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There is not strong enough evidence to support the notion that treating gum disease can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Your take?

There is not strong enough evidence to support the notion that treating gum disease can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Your take?

You are right!: The evidence is growing that there is a relationship between cvd and periodontal disease. Medical based evidence from several studies has confirmed this fact. Whether or not treating periodontal disease will reduce the risk of ha or stroke is being investigated and is still unknown but the existence of a relationship has been proven. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease and stroke?

Is it true that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease and stroke?

Yes: High cholesterol (especially LDL - "bad cholesterol") is one of the risk factors for both stroke and heart disease. Others include high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes. High cholesterol can be corrected by healthy diet or medication. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat to prevent heart disease and stroke?

What foods should I eat to prevent heart disease and stroke?

Walking/eating right: I recommend preventing major health problems by engaging in two activities over which most of us have control nearly every day. ...Read more

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How can having gingivitis cause heart disease and stroke?

How can having gingivitis cause heart disease and stroke?

Bacteria: The studies are in and there are direct links between poor oral health and poor cardiac health. High bacteria counts in the mouth associated with gum disease can find there way to your heart through the vascular system. Once in the heart they can cause inflamation and infection. It's always a good idea to keep your mouth healthy this is just one more reason. ...Read more

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Should I consider getting lpa tested if lipid panel is normal (total 94, LDL 34, HDL 47) even with strong family history of heart disease and stroke?

Should I consider getting lpa tested if lipid panel is normal (total 94, LDL 34, HDL 47) even with strong family history of heart disease and stroke?

Lp (a) lipoprotein: Is a marker for increase cardiovascular risk and can be lowered with agents such niacin. However, no outcome studies have showed efficacy in lowering cardiovascular events by lowering lp (a). Attempt lowering risk you can managed like smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, physical inactivity, diet, alcohol consumption, psychosocial stressors. Good luck. Also I will recommend a stress test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why lung cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke are degenerative diseases?

Can you tell me why lung cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke are degenerative diseases?

Says who?: 'degenerative disease' usually is a word we use for changes that seem to happen as part of the body's wearing out from getting older. Macular degeneration of the eye, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, lung function loss, maybe neuronal loss in the brain are the ones real physicians usually think of. These 3 catastrophic illnesses aren't 'degenerative diseases' in any meaningful sense. ...Read more

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Can you have heart disease or stroke with hypotension?

Can you have heart disease or stroke with hypotension?

Yes: Hypotension, or low blood pressure, can lead to stroke if the brain does not receive adequate blood flow. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for heart disease, stroke and blood disorders?

What is the best diet for heart disease, stroke and blood disorders?

Low saturated fat,: Low sodium, lots of veggies, fruit, fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, complex carbohydrates, 1 baby Aspirin a day and plenty of exercise. ...Read more

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Could severe post thrombotic syndrome be a higher risk of stroke heart disease?

Could severe post thrombotic syndrome be a higher risk of stroke heart disease?

No: The pathology is different. Post thrombotic syndrome is not a risk for atherosclerosis. (which is the cause of strokes and heart attacks). ...Read more

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Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?

Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?

Venous disorder: Post phlebitic (thrombotic) syndrome is a venous disorder and is a result of having had a clot in the deep veins leading to venous hypertension and venous insufficiency. It does not make one more prone to stroke or heart disease. ...Read more

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How probable is my friend to have heart disease or chance of stroke?

How probable is my friend to have heart disease or chance of stroke?

Depends: This depends on many many things and needs an evaluation by possibly a cardiologist doctor. ...Read more

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The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?

The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?

No way;can only trap: Large clots from leg/pelvic veins from proceeding to right heart&lungs. Heart attacks=clots in arteries supplying heart muscle after plaque rupture. Strokes=clots in brain arteries or from left atria (rarely ventricle); Most=without symptoms; occur without warning. Setup=atherosclerosis (drivers=LDL-P, HbA1c & Systolic BP not ↓↓, Large-HDL-P not ↑↑, etc as in my other answers) &/or atrial fib. ...Read more

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Both gpas died of mass ht attks, gmas died of strokes/CHF, dad had lt ht attk b4 age 55.All fam has high bp, diabetes, high chol. Chance of heart disease?

Both gpas died of mass ht attks, gmas died of strokes/CHF, dad had lt ht attk b4 age 55.All fam has high bp, diabetes, high chol. Chance of heart disease?

Take charge: You can't change your genes, but you can modify other risk factors. It is essential to achieve or maintain an ideal weight as well as exercise regularly, eat right and follow your doctor's advice on treating your cholesterol. Do not be afraid of statins. They have an excellent long-term safety profile and are a critically important preventative therapy.

And... Never smoke cigarettes! ...Read more

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Several small strokes & completely blocked carotid in 58 y/o male. High bp, heart disease, former smoker. How serious is this? Surg not an option.

Several small strokes & completely blocked carotid in 58 y/o male. High bp, heart disease, former smoker. How serious is this? Surg not an option.

Stroke: Alternative flow through other arteries to the brain are compensating for the completely blocked carotid artery. While there is no surgical option at this time, there are several medical treatments. First, reduce high blood pressure. Stop smoking, reduce cholesterol, exercise, avoid processed foods and sugars, and lose weight if you are obese. ...Read more

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Is aspirin really the only thing we have to prevent strokes and heart disease?

Is aspirin really the only thing we have to prevent strokes and heart disease?

Not the ONLY: There are many ways to prevent strokes such as weight loss, blood pressure management, correct diet, limit stressful lifestyle, exercise, no smoking, and regular physical examinations by your family md. Regular blood work and evaluation are some of your best tools. ...Read more

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If grandma has heart disease and has mini strokes, must we rule out a carotid artery blockage?

If grandma has heart disease and has mini strokes, must we rule out a carotid artery blockage?

Yes: The common causes of stroke are narrowings in the carotid arteries, tiny clots arising from the heart or fragments of plaque from the aorta. Carotid artery blockages can often be treated with stents or with surgery, reducing the risk of major stroke in the ruture. ...Read more

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Would it be helpful to seek a cardiologist for preventative measures to set a baseline if there is family history of stroke and heart disease?

Would it be helpful to seek a cardiologist for preventative measures to set a baseline if there is family history of stroke and heart disease?

Yes: You can certainly seek a specialist for preventative health, however, primary care physicians, like a family doctor or internist should also be able to help you determine your cardiovascular risk and what steps if any should be taken to reduce your future risk. ...Read more

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Grandma has heart disease and mini strokes and a carotid artery blockage. Will she live long?

Grandma has heart disease and mini strokes and a carotid artery blockage. Will she live long?

Life expectancy: Life expectancy is multifactorial and thus with the little information provided, it's impossible to really discuss survival. But if your grandmother has carotid artery blockages and is having mini-strokes, she may be at high risk for an actual stroke if the blockages are not addressed. Please see a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Does "patent and unremarkable" mean I have zero heart disease? This is how my blood vessels were described in an MRI following a stroke. The MRI was with both contrast and no contrast. I'm recovering well, but i'd like to know if "patent and unremarkable

Does "patent and unremarkable" mean I have zero heart disease? This is how my blood vessels were described in an MRI following a stroke. The MRI was with both contrast and no contrast. I'm recovering well, but i'd like to know if "patent and unremarkable

? wrong test: Are you sure you had a cardiac MRI for stroke workup? Mri of brain will not give you any information about cardiac blood vessels. Your report implies that your brain vasculature is normal, not your heart. Even a routine cardiac MRI would not give that information. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between snoring, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea?

Is there a correlation between snoring, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnea: Snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Osa means that the body/brain is being deprived of oxygen for at least 10 seconds at a time. This lack of oxygen is connected to stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Heart disease or stroke if person not moving can't take aspirin can other person put aspirin under the tongue of person?

Heart disease or stroke if person not moving can't take aspirin can other person put aspirin under the tongue of person?

Complicated. HTPrime: Why immobile? Stroke? I'm not sure of the question, but a person CAN have a heart attack or a stroke when immobile. Stroke is more often due to VENOUS clots than arterial clots & the treatment is different. Dissolvable aspirin can be given under the tongue; however, his/her stomach needs protection as he/she is at increased risk for ulcers when immobile. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD about treatment ...Read more

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I have severe migraines with aura that occur at least a few times per month. Brain MRI was normal. I also have heart disease. Am I at risk for stroke?

I have severe migraines with aura that occur at least a few times per month. Brain MRI was normal. I also have heart disease. Am I at risk for stroke?

There is: A STATISTICAL association of classic migraine and strokes but single individuals are NOT "statistics"!
Diet, Exercise, and control of your lipids will insure that you are not a statistic. BE WELL and hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I had blood thinners a prescribed to prevent stroke and heart attacks. Why do nsaids pose such a high risk for heart disease?

I had blood thinners a prescribed to prevent stroke and heart attacks. Why do nsaids pose such a high risk for heart disease?

Side effects: Nsaid's can clearly increase blood pressure, the number one risk of stroke or heart attack, but could also adversely interact with your stroke preventative meds, and compromise value. Some prior drugs in this class have been so toxic that they have been removed from the market. ...Read more