Related Questions

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...

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...

Had high cholesterol, now down with diet over 2 months, am I still at risk 4 heart disease, or did it already do damage? Perfect pressure& blood sugar

At age. 55 there would "normally" be some changes due to chronic high cholesterol but your risk goes down with management of the high cholesterol and healthy diet/actvity/"life" changes! Hope this is helpful Dr Z. Read more...

Hi, what is the best diet for a 72 year woman with trouble with kidneys, heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure and anemic? I would appreciate it.

Low carb and salt. Your 72 yr old woman likely is overweight and has the metabolic syndrome, which causes insulin resistance, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, kidney and heart disease. A strict low carb diet plus exercise is the best way to address this. Low salt intake also indicated. She is likely on many meds and should be seen by specialist who can help guide her back to good health, and reduce pill burden. Read more...
Balanced. There is not particular diet that one might prescribe or recommend. However, with that constellation of medical problems, the diet should be low in salt (sodium content on food labels), low in cholesterol, and low in sugars/carbs. Iron intake (green leafy vegetables) or iron supplements may help with anemia, if it is due to iron deficiency. Read more...

What to do if I have high blood pressure. Cancer and heart disease run strong in my family along with diabetes. What are some tips on a healthy vegetarian diet?

Great question. Avoid saturated fats Watch the carbs (no more than 30-40% of your total caloric intake. Avoid refined carbs (simple sugars, juices, processed grains...stick to whole grains) Watch salt intake and processed foods intake and canned foods (high in sodium) Fresh veggies, fresh fruit 30-60 min of exercise at least 5x/week Regular check ups, Keep eye on cholesterol and HgbA1C (diabetes screening test) Read more...
Guard your health. First, abandon the idea that vegetarianism will protect you from any serious illness. Despite all the huckstering, the big studies show no benefit in longevity or any major category of illness once we control for the other healthy habits that vegetarians tend to have. Stay fit, maintain your health, eat sensibly, and comply with your physician's advice. It's what my fellow-physicians do. Cheers. Read more...
Info. Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com. Read more...

What type of blood analysis can I do to diagnose heart disease?

Depends on the type. Of heart disorder. Young people often have congenital lesions that do not affect blood tests. Older people have mostly atherosclerotic heart disease, and common test for that are fasting blood lipids, c-reactive protein, bnp and troponin. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for proper choice of tests based on your clinical history and physical findings. Read more...