Ok, So I just watched a video on Youtube of a heart surgery and I want to know how to prevent heart disease?
Topic: Ok, So I just watched a video on Youtube of a heart surgery and I want to know how to prevent heart disease?
May 20, 2019 / By Brandi Question:
I'm pretty skinny to start off with. Im 19 5'8 and 140lbs. What kind of fats are people reffering to when they say to avoid fats? Is that like lays chips, soda, etc?
What other stuff should i avoid to prevent any form of heart disease: Heart attack, coronary disease etc?
I get plenty of exercise at work. Thanks
Best Answers: Ok, So I just watched a video on Youtube of a heart surgery and I want to know how to prevent heart disease?
Alease | 10 days ago
Healthy diet, regular physical activity, and not using tobacco products are the keys to prevention.
* Eat a healthy diet: A balanced diet is crucial to a healthy heart and circulation system. This should include plenty of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish and pulses, and restricted salt, sugar and fat intake intake.
* Take regular physical activity: At least 30 minutes of regular physical activity every day helps to maintain cardiovascular fitness; at least 60 minutes on most days helps to maintain healthy weight.
* Avoid tobacco use: Tobacco in every form is very harmful to health - cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or chewable tobacco. Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke is also dangerous. The risk of heart attack and stroke starts to drop immediately after a person stops using tobacco products, and can drop by as much as half after one year.
Check and control your cardiovascular risk:--
* Know your blood pressure: High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but can cause a sudden stroke or heart attack. Have your blood pressure checked.
* Know your blood sugar: Raised blood glucose (diabetes) increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. If you have diabetes it is very important to control your blood pressure and blood sugar to minimize the risk.
* Know your blood lipids: Raised blood cholesterol and abnormal blood lipids increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Blood cholesterol needs to be controlled through a healthy diet and, if necessary, by appropriate medications.
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Originally Answered: heart disease and diabetes? can my dad have another bypass surgery?
What better incentive for you to stay in good health and not get diabetes. If your dad becomes more alkaline, then he can make the insulin in his body more effective, and reduce his insulin intake.
Check out this video, the guy in Japan was having gangrene and normal doctors say cut off the foot before it infects the rest of the body. But he found a better hospital that fed him alkaline water and used acidic water to kill the bacteria on the skin, and in his foot.
Another video I saw shows how bacteria on a slide stop moving the minute that 2.5 PH water is applied to the slide.
By drinking alkaline water you can reduce your insulin needs, perhaps get away from it altogether.
Here are two books, one will lower the cholesterol completely, Dr. Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes.
The other is The PH Miracle for Diabetes by Dr. Young.
Both can prolong the healthy life of a diabetic. Both have great points and wonderful diet tips. I am putting both into my diet plan. Perhaps all of us will live a long and healthy life without needing medications for diabetes.
Best of luck to your and your parents,
Happy New Year.
The 7 main risk factors for developing coronary artery disease are: smoking, physical inactivity, obesity, high fasting blood glucose, high cholesterol, family history, and high blood pressure.Try to keep total calories from fat less than 30% of your total daily calorie intake (1g fat=9cal, 1g carbohydrate=4cal, 1g protein=4cal), keep foods with high cholesterol to a minimum, and try to completely avoid trans fat. Maintain a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, along with lean protein sources. Continue to get regular aerobic exercise along with strength training, and drink plenty of water. All of this, along with keeping stress to a minimum and maintaining normal blood pressure should put you at lower risk of developing heart disease.
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Most all cardiologists now recommend following a Mediterranean diet for a healthy heart and to prevent heart disease.
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The main type of fats to avoid are: "hydrogenated oils", "partially hydrogenated" oils (trans-fats), highly refined polyunsaturated oils (they are deodorized rancid oils when bought at the store). Furthermore these highly refined oils create trans-fats when heated. Read all about fats here:
Use organic butter from grass-fed cows, virgin coconut oil, organic palm oil in cooking and use "cold-pressed" extra virgin olive oil on your salads. Avoid soft drinks, HFCS, sugar, pastas, breads, cakes, flour, crackers, cookies, and other highly refined foods. They raise your triglycerides which are linked to heart disease. Shop the outer areas of the grocery store for fresh (not highly processed) foods.
Avoid monosodium glutamate (MSG). It is an excitotoxin.
Keep you blood pressure within normal limits by consuming foods that contain both magnesium and potassium. Both HFCS (in soft drinks) and excess salt can raise your blood pressure.
Don't drink sodas or eat potato chips. They are both very bad for you. Potato chips are cooked in highly refined rancid, but deodorized, fats and then covered in salt. Not good. Eat real food, not highly refined or synthetic imitation food.
Avoid chlorine and fluoride in your drinking water, if possible.
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Originally Answered: How dangerous is bypass heart, open heart, surgery?
When you sit down and discuss open heart surgery with a surgeon he/she will talk about all the benefits to be derived from having improved the circulation to your heart. After rehablitation you should breath easier and have an improvement in your energy level for starters. There are certainly risks. From the conversations I hear regularly at work with my patients and the doctors it's about a 2-3% risk of death. That's really pretty low considering the extent of what they are doing for you. Certainly avoiding the surgery through prevention would be optimal but by the time I see them there are few options. I have on rare occasions seen people go for a third bypass surgery. Usually there are not many things to bypass by that time. There is the option of cardiac catheterization after the surgery if down the road an occlusion occurs. The still viable native vessels can be opened that way in some cases and the grafts can be opened as well. At best the surgery lasts about 10-15 years as mentioned above. The cath procedure has about the same durability. This can all be shortened by not taking care of yourself. Smoking, poor diet, diabetes, no excercise will all bring you back early. I've had people back in my care within a year because of those. Just like TIm McGraw says, "How bad to you want it?" Are you willing at this point to take better care of yourself? Do you feel like just throwing up your hands? Do you have your own reason for wanting to make a change and improving your situation? It's up to you! Hope this helps. Jeff the nurse in Nashville.