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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)?

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Dr. Chong Kim
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chong Kim
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cardiac rehab

Did your doctor make a referral for cardiac rehab? In rehab you learn about the kind of exercise that's safe and effective, good eating habits, and stress management, as well as how to quit smoking and lose weight, if appropriate.
American heart association also has info http://www.Hearthub.Org/hc-cardiac-rehab.Htm and ask your doctor for a referral.

In brief: Cardiac rehab

Did your doctor make a referral for cardiac rehab? In rehab you learn about the kind of exercise that's safe and effective, good eating habits, and stress management, as well as how to quit smoking and lose weight, if appropriate.
American heart association also has info http://www.Hearthub.Org/hc-cardiac-rehab.Htm and ask your doctor for a referral.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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