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What Is A Good Nursing Diagnosis For The Risk Of Heart Disease And Stroke In Older Adults
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
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
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
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
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
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
Risk factor: Control. See stroke. Org.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Would someone with severe post-thrombotic syndrome be at higher risk of stroke and heart disease?
Could hemopheliacs have a less chance of having heart disease/ stroke since their blood doesn't clot that well?
Increased risk: There is an increased risk of hemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on many many things and needs an evaluation by possibly a cardiologist doctor. ...Read more
Do you know?: How do you they do not have stroke or heart attacks? ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Is there a correlation between snoring, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea?
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
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?
Why do nsaids pose such a high risk for heart disease? I was prescribed blood thinners to prevent stroke and heart attacks
NSAIDs: They are not a high risk for cardiac events but are higher than other drugs for similar indications. ...Read more
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
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