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What Is The Best Diet For Quick Recovery After A Heart Attack?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
What Is The Best Diet For Quick Recovery After A Heart Attack?

If you had suffered a heart attack recently, it is quite natural to for a patient to feel weak as the heart goes through a tremendous amount of stress during the condition. So, it is very important for a heart patient to know the things that will help you them recover from it. A healthy diet is the first step towards the recovery. A proper diet can not only help you recover quickly, but you won’t suffer from a second attack too. If people had followed this dietary habits beforehand, then they wouldn’t have to face a heart attack in the first place. So, to recover and get back to your daily lifestyle, you must keep these foods in your daily diet.

  1. Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are a must and are of paramount importance when it comes to recovering from a heart attack. The most significant advantage is that they have lower calories and at the same time they provide sufficient nutrition. They will keep your blood pressure at a standard level and thus promote the health of your heart. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium can also combat and balance the counter-effects that result from sodium. So, avoid your oily snacks and have fruits instead.
  2. Green Tea: Green tea is highly recommended by doctors for patients that have recently suffered a heart attack. They have been proven to be at risk of heart attack and other health problems related to the heart by 20%. Green tea does not contain any calories and is rich in anti-oxidants which are the main constituents responsible for the recovery.
  3. Nuts: You must have already been aware of the several advantages of consuming almonds. Another addition to its advantages is aiding the process of recovery after a heart attack. However, it is to be noted that nuts are good for a person who has suffered a heart attack only if they are not salted.
  4. Whole Grains: The refined grains tend to lose their nutrients while on the other hand whole grains are rich in fiber and nutrients. They will keep your blood pressure in check and promote the well-being of your heart.

What to avoid?
Apart from the items mentioned above, there are several foods that you must avoid at all costs. The first one that comes in this list is the food items that are rich in sugar content. This will lead to an increase in weight and thus aggravate heart problems. You must also avoid salty foods as they will increase your blood pressure. Avoid meats and eggs as much as you can as they are highly rich in cholesterol which is another factor that must be avoided.

Follow a diet chart that incorporates the do’s and don’ts to have a speedy recovery and get back to normal routine. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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I'm a 16 years old teenager, Some times my breath and heart stops for 3-4 seconds and sometime I feels electric shock like in my chest near heart is it a symptom of any heart disease.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I'm a 16 years old teenager, Some times my breath and heart stops for 3-4 seconds and sometime I feels electric shock...
i m recommending you an following remedy which will surely help you Natural home remedy using cinnamon: 1. Take 1 cup of hot water 2. Add 3 tsp of cinnamon powder 3. Mix well 4. When lukewarm, use as a mouthwash Surely you will get results.
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Please clarify "sleeping on your left side" Should one sleep on the left shoulder, facing on your left, with the heart heart down? Or should one sleep on the right shoulder, facing right, keeping the heart up.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Please clarify "sleeping on your left side"
Should one sleep on the left shoulder, facing on your left, with the hear...
Neck exercises. Neck stretching. Postural correction. Shoulder shrugs. Take frequent breaks at work. Core strengthening exercises. Use cervical pillow. Use back support. Self massage the back of neck.
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I am a 55 years old male with reasonable good health. I have my cholesterol on border line, I want to improve on this with some ayurvedic medicines, can you help? Also , daily when I get up, I feel lethargic and energy less, I do not feel fresh like as you get up from a good sleep, I do not have sugar problem, I have done all my clinical diagnosis.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
I am a 55 years old male with reasonable good health.
I have my cholesterol on border line, I want to improve on this...
1. No alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice 5.30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. For medicine contact on private chat. Good luck.
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I am patient of Low BP, it remains around 50-60 in lower side. Pls suggest what to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Doctors often use the drug midodrine (orvaten) to raise standing blood pressure levels in people with chronic orthostatic hypotension. It works by restricting the ability of your blood vessels to expand, which raises blood pressure. Please Confirm cause for low bp you should do test echo, lipid profile,
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What are the symptoms of TB. Im suffering from cough and chest pain from past 2 weeks and all reports are normal. What should I do?

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
What are the symptoms of TB. Im suffering from cough and chest pain from past 2 weeks and all reports are normal. Wha...
Cough and chest pain may be symptoms of tb and even seen in many other disease. There are some advance test which you need to undergo to confirm or rule out tuberculosis and even other disease for which you should consult a specialist.
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I am a 54 year old male. Both type 1 diabetic and hypertension. Been on medication since 20 yrs. Underwent a triple vessel by pass in nov 13. I also had a congestive cardiac failure in late oct 15. My cardiologist has put me under the following medicines. Cardivas 3.125 - BDTorsinex Plus - once dailyTelma 40 - once dailyRozavel 20 mg - once dailyClopileg A 75. Offlate I find my BP is fine but my pulse rate is between 90 to 100. Which earlier was 60 yo 70. Could this be due to any of the above medication.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am a 54 year old male. Both type 1 diabetic and hypertension. Been on medication since 20 yrs. Underwent a triple v...
BP medicines - pulse rate is on lower side , you are taking blood thinners also and a medicine to produce more urine to reduce load on heart due to congestive heart failure , plus you must be taking injection insulin for type 1 diabetes and a restricted diet. Take adequate amounts of potassium present in oranges , lemon , amla and drink more water and juices as allowed in your diet chart. Consult your treating doctor if need be.
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I am a 21 years male. My mind is always keep on thinking and many negative thoughts is assuming it. My heart needs to change myself but this thoughts making me to thnk bad.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am a 21 years male. My mind is always keep on thinking and many negative thoughts is assuming it. My heart needs to...
Focus on losing weight and your negative thoughts will change to positive. Eat minimum fats and carbs, more proteins, simple foods like toned milk and curds. Exercise is good for body and mind. Learn to focus on one thing at a time when negative feelings prop up. Do some activities which require focusing like reading good books, some job to do on computers, some social work like teaching little kids for an hour a day or helping your over worked mother in kitchen. Do try for a month and write back to get more guidance from any of us here.
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I posted this quesSUBJECT- Regarding transmission of hiv via mosquitoes Res. Sir, I had gone through details given in your ask science. Com site regarding above subject. There are following two versions reg. Mechanical transmission of hiv via mosquitoes in respect of Number of various required to initiate infection- 1. In one answer it is given that usually hiv requires few thousand of various. 2. In other answer reg. Number of mosquitoes required to initiate infection, it is Given that taking average 5 various per mosquito you need 20, 000 mosquito so it Comes as 100, 000 various. So there is variation from 10, 000 to 100, 000. Kindly clarify this with details. Regards A. C. MISHRA Tion early but could not get convincing reply so putting again.

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General Physician,
I posted this quesSUBJECT- Regarding transmission of hiv via mosquitoes
Res. Sir,
I had gone through details given in...
There are some important factors which have proven that AIDS is not transmitted by mosquito bite. These factors are: (1) AIDS virus can not replicate inside the mosquito, bed bug, flea, or other blood sucking insect and the lack of replication of HIV in arthropod cells due to lack of T4 antigen on cell surface, and (2) it is unlikely that HIV is transmitted by insects, given the low infectivity of HIV and the short survival of the virus in the mosquito. HIV appears to be much less easily transmitted probably due to lower titres of virus in body fluids. So, on the basis of experimental evidence and probability estimates, it has been concluded that the likelihood of mechanical or biological transmission of HIV by insects is virtually non existent.
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My father 70 year old he admitted hospital due to heart attack doctor Chek eco angiography after Chek main cardinal block and near three block Doctor advice to surgery what I do?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My father 70 year old he admitted hospital due to heart attack doctor Chek eco angiography after Chek main cardinal b...
Please follow the doctor and trust him for open heart surgery as beyond 2 blockages , stents ,more than 2 are not helpful in the long run. With advanced technology , open heart surgery is helpful but do take aftercare as directed by your doctor , we the doctors on this forum are here can only guide you , not confuse you.
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Feeling problem in respiration. Also while breathing feeling heaviness in chest from yesterday evening only. Even though all heart medicine is being taken on time. Suggest home remedy if possible also.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Feeling problem in respiration. Also while breathing feeling heaviness in chest from yesterday evening only. Even tho...
You must get checked for lungs and hearts as both form one unit, breathless can be due to heat / lungs. Do not ignore the symptoms, may be it is a warning and I do not have a home remedy, except I can advice and remind to take heart medicines on time and be careful about diet, avoid smoke and pollution.
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My brother aged 70 bifascicular block-- rbbb and labb. He wants cardiologist advice if this alarming or a common problem because of age factor? No symptom. No medicine prescribed.

MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
My brother aged 70 bifascicular block-- rbbb and labb. He wants cardiologist advice if this alarming or a common prob...
Sir, Given the advanced age, it is recommended that you approach a cardiologist as early as possible. Having said, bifascicular blocks can be maintained with regular follow up and or with medications. But the decision must be taken after careful and detailed examination and after perusal of latest reports and investigations. Please see a cardiologist personally along with the patient.
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I am 25 years old and I am suffer problem of cervical and hypertension. What can I do now please tell me?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 25 years old and I am suffer problem of cervical and hypertension. What can I do now please tell me?
For cervical do take ift and laser therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physiotherapist and for hypertension do consult general physician and take appropriate therapy best wishes.
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I have blood pressure low since 6 months and take homeopathy treatment. My B. P. Now control now a days but I tired soon as I work little what can I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have blood pressure low since 6 months and take homeopathy treatment. 
My B. P. Now control now a days but I tired ...
Take protein diet, green vegetable diet, dal, paneer, cheese, fruits, eggs etc, it will help you, welcome for further help.
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My cholesterol level has been high for more than an year. It's is 280-300. I am 42 and my bmi 24.86. I do moderate physical activity and restricts oily food. I have lot of stress at work and personal life too. Any advise on how can I reduce cholesterol without taking medicine?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
My cholesterol level has been high for more than an year. It's is 280-300. I am 42 and my bmi 24.86. I do moderate ph...
You need medications because you are already doing exercise and diet, so as per guidelines you require to be put on low dose medications.
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If there is a hypertension with high cholesterol level then what is the best drug we can take.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
If there is a hypertension with high cholesterol level then what is the best drug we can take.
Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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Pain Management

MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Pain Management

Diagnose root cause of your pain at an early stage because improperly diagnose & treated pain can create lot of problems in future.

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My sugar and bp fluctuates horrible. I dont what to do? In morning my bp was 138/103. Evening 93/69. What to do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My sugar and bp fluctuates horrible. I dont what to do? In morning my bp was 138/103. Evening 93/69. What to do?
first provide details of ur blood sugar reports, for bp nothing much required,just reduce salt intake in ur diet
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If your ECG, BP and cholesterol levels are normal can you still have a heart problem ??

MD - Consultant Physician, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ludhiana
Yes, Persons with normal ECG, Blood pressure and Cholesterol can have heart problem. Other tests should be done to rule out heart disease if there is: 1. Shortness of breath : Breathlessness or shortness of breath is commonly encountered in patients with heart disease or heart failure. It is also a warning sign of heart attack. Breathing difficulty while exercising or any other physical exertion may indicate a problem with the heart valves. But it can also be due to inflammation and weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) which results in improper contraction. 2. Chest pain: Chest pain (angina) is a classic symptom of heart attack and coronary artery disease (CAD). In some cases, chest pain is associated with inflammation of the tissue covering the heart (pericardium). The type and duration of chest pain is also indicative of the underlying heart disease. Pain may be described as short-term, constant, stabbing or sharp. It can last for a few seconds or for hours together. 3. Swelling of feet: Swelling in the feet and ankles is seen in people with congestive heart failure where the blood pumping capacity of the heart reduces. This affects the kidneys which respond by retaining more fluid in body. The fluid then accumulates in the feet and other parts of the body. 4. Cold sweat: A person who is likely to get a heart attack sooner may start sweating profusely without any physical exertion. Heart failure results in over-activation of the sympathetic nervous system that causes sweating. 5. Tiredness or fatigue: Symptoms of heart disease also vary in men and women. One of the common symptoms of heart failure and heart attack in women is unexplained overall weakness and fatigue. Fatigue is also common in the elderly population or people with diabetes who suffer from heart disease. 6. Irregular pulse rate/palpitations: Strong heart beat or rapid pulse rate is a common complaint of people visiting a cardiologist. Most of the times, palpitations do not result from a heart abnormality but could indicate a heart problem when associated with other symptoms like shortness of breath, weakness and sweating. 7. Pain in the limbs: Apart from chest pain, some people may experience intermittent or constant pain in the shoulder that extends to the entire arm and even the back. 8. Loss of consciousness: Sudden unconsciousness (syncope) is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. In several cases it is a sign that leads to diagnosis of heart disease.
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