Patient discussion about attack

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Q. what should I do to prevent heart attack?

A1The American Heart Association recommends that heart attack prevention begin by age 20. This means assessing your risk factors and working to keep them low. For those over 40, or those with multiple risk factors, it’s important to calculate the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years. Many first-ever heart attacks or strokes are fatal or disabling, so prevention is critical. The sooner you begin comprehensive risk reduction, the longer and stronger your heart will beat. For the full article and a quiz to test your heart health: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3035379
the abc's of preventing a heart attack:
http://americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3035374 Hope this helps.
A2whooooohooo! because i have a very bad genetics in that part- i'm a bit obsessed by it.
heart problems caused by numerous things:
smoking, fat in the blood, high cholesterol, Diabetes, your genetics and some other things (but not as important as those five). you might want to check them up and prevent them from happening.
here is a tutorial about heart attacks:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/heartattack/htm/_no_50_no_0.htm
and here is what to do about it:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease-prevention/WO00041
A3There are many things that can cause a heart attack. Stress is one of the biggest factors in our society today and its hard to prevent .Yoga or other relaxing techniques can really help in that area. Omega-3 fish oils are very good for the heart function.OPC-3 plays a very good role in blood circulation and helps to prevent platlets from clogging arteries. It contains a red wine extract, grapeseed extract,bilberry and pycnogenol. If you are taking Cumidine or another type blood thinner, it is not recommended to take this product. The best thing to do is talk to your Doctor.Ask him about these natural products for prevention. Exercise and prevention are the best tools we have available to us. Healthy eating habits and maintaing a healthy weight are very important. Regular check-ups with your doctor are extremely important even if it's just a yearly physical. Take care and best wishes.

Q. My friend says she has asthma but has never had an asthma attack. How can it be?

A1Test this is a test

This is a test
A2in that case there must be or a misunderstanding between her and the doc, you and her, or me and you. or a condition that i never heard of (it can happen :) ) but it's a weird notion. the way to diagnose an allergy goes through an Asthma attack that takes you to see a Dr.
A3not really the case. She was diagnosed by a doctor. It’s as though she has the symptoms but never has them as a real attack. I don’t know, that’s what she says…

Q. What cause Asthma? How Do i treat Asthma attack?

Ahere is a tutorial that explains asthma very efficiently:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/asthma/htm/lesson.htm

Q. What is a heart attack mean?

Aheart attack is when the heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen. cells start dying and it can cause a permanent damage. if it's in a big area- it can cause the heart to stop working. mostly it happens when the arteries get plugged by fat, takes years to accumulate but when it happens- it can be deadly.

Q. Is it true that Zocor helps to prevent heart attacks?

I am a 54 years old male, and I have family history of cardio vascular diseases. My physician prescribed me Zocor and said it will lower the chance for heart attacks. If it is true how come not all of the population is taking this drug? Is it really a good way to prevent cardio vasculare diseases?
A1there are several drugs that are used to decrease the chance of a heart attack and i heard Zocor is one of them. it is a good prevention method but it won't help every one and it shouldn't be used without the GP's recommendation
A2Zocor is a drug that is used to lower the risk of heart attack. It works by lowering the LDL (the bad cholesterol). The reason why not everyone is taking it is that not every one has a high bad cholesterol.

Q. how can you get rid of anxiety attacks

A1Meditation helped me get over mine a great deal. Also, my anxiety attacks were deeply tied to school so I used an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming) technique to associate positive things with school and negative things to not going.
A2Correct breathing has a lot to do with relaxing and ending the attack or avoiding it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15F9JQcM5Tk
A3I think it'd be best to consult a professional - there are some good treatments that could help you, like practicing with a psychologist (called CBT, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_behavioral_therapy) or using medications (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anxiety_disorders#Treatment).

Take care,

Q. what is the best drug to prevent heart attack?

AThere is not a magic drug that prevents heart attacks, however, since we are nowadays familiar with the risk factors that cause heart attacks at a higher prevalence (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, etc.) a good preventative treatment should include controlling all of the above- especially with the help of proper dieting and exercise. People who are over 55 (men) and over 65 (women) and have risk factors, should consult their physicians regarding medications for cholesterol/ high blood pressure and also having Aspirin at home for an emergency.
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