This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 30, Johnsandberg rated it really liked it. Great supplement protocols, for improving cardiovascular health. Great info, on all risk factors not just "traditional". Still stuck on the antiquated notion that saturated fat increases risk, which there is little evidence for if one avoids refined, high glycemic load, nutrient striped carbohydrates.
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease
The exercise program lacks individualization, which is to be expected with a general book written to the masses. Despite this limitation the exercise program is better than the vast majority of th Great supplement protocols, for improving cardiovascular health. Despite this limitation the exercise program is better than the vast majority of those recommended for cardiovascular health, written by so called experts. It correctly emphasizes higher intensity, metabolically demanding, anaerobic exercise over the traditional recommendation of steady state aerobics.
Mar 29, Lynda rated it really liked it. Very helpful.
Mar 19, Gary rated it really liked it. I liked this book and would recommend it. It is well written and easy to understand. Houston does an excellent job describing the funtion of the arteries and arterial health. Included are a lot of practical ideas for improving arterial health. A totally different perspective on heart disease.
Cholesterol is not the villain, and statins are not the cure. He also includes tests that you may want to pursue privately. Apr 04, Bryan rated it it was amazing. Most interesting passage, to me at least, was where Dr. Houston suggests exercise is not about burning calories. That is simply a side effect. The real story is about hormones and how different exercises affect these hormones.
Short answer: running for an hour is bad and lifting weights, particularly full body participation is very good. Further, in order to burn fat, you must build muscle. Can't build muscle and in fact you burn muscle doing long, steady cardio. Dec 26, Nancy rated it it was amazing Shelves: non-fiction , health.
Aug 31, Rox rated it really liked it. Very through and in easy to understand terms. Appreciate that key factors are often repeated in different sections; including multiple appendixes. David King rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Celia S Ponder rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Alexei rated it it was ok May 18, James L. Richy rated it it was ok Dec 01, Barbara rated it really liked it Sep 23, Sharon MD rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Daniel J. Martus rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Melissa rated it liked it Aug 10, Many types of heart disease can be prevented or treated by making healthy lifestyle choices.
These include eating a low-salt, low-fat diet, exercising, reducing your stress level, and quitting smoking, if you smoke. The heart and the kidneys work closely together. When there is a problem with one, things can go wrong in the other. Heart disease is the most common cause of death for people on dialysis.
It is important to work with your doctor to make certain lifestyle changes that can decrease your chance of getting heart disease or making it worse. Prevent heart disease when you have kidney disease:.
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There are several complications of CKD that can lead to heart disease:. Talk to your doctor about being checked for these complications, and work with them to create and follow a treatment plan. Diabetes and high blood pressure the two leading causes of chronic kidney disease.
If you have these conditions for a long period of time and do not treat them in the right way, this can affect your heart and lead to heart disease. Talk to your doctor about being tested for diabetes and high blood pressure, and work with them to create and follow a treatment plan. If you have CKD, you and your doctor can watch closely for any signs of heart disease — though blood work or monitoring how you feel.
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Symptoms of heart disease depend on the type of heart disease you have. Some symptoms to look out for are:. Heart disease is easier to treat when caught early, so be sure to tell your doctor if you ever feel symptoms or have concerns about your risk. If you have CKD, your doctor will check you regularly for signs and symptoms of heart disease. This may include physical exams, asking you questions and making sure that you are taking prescribed medications as directed.
If you are having symptoms, there are many tests that your doctor might suggest. The type of test they recommend depends on what type of heart disease your doctor thinks you may have. These tests may include blood work, chest x-rays, or other tests such as:. If you have heart disease or high blood pressure and CKD, your doctor may prescribe medicines to control your heart disease or high blood pressure. Some of these medicines may cause problems with your kidneys. Talk to your doctor about which medicine could work best for you.
Your doctor may also recommend an exercise program or suggest you visit a dietitian to create a kidney- and heart-friendly diet.
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