James Gandolfini dying made me immediately think of this place and EG and his thoughts on preventing heart attacks. I really need to rededicate myself to trying to become heart attack proof.View Thread
Hey I wish you good luck man. I have just done a poor job with my whole life and this is an area I am also dealing with. I decided just now to get back on track with trying to beat back my heart disease. I had multiple plaques discovered in a CT scan, 1 was 70 percent and another 50 percent, 2 others were both between 20-40. This was Jan 2009. I spent the next year doing an Ornish type of diet, probably stuck to it about 90 percent.
My first blood results came back with me having my total cholesterol down to 105 and my trigs were 88 or so. I soon gave up and have eaten like a mad man, have done drugs again as depression has gotten to me in a big way. I am 47 years old and I want to try and stem the tide and hopefully if not reverse it at least keep it where it is. I know these diets also are supposed to make the plaques less likely to burst since you are not irritating them with fatty foods. I also know the size of your cholesterol is very important.
I have had a stress test done evey year and all the time it comes back saying my artery's show good blood flow which puzzles me since I know 3 years ago I was at 70 percent in one vessel, that alone would make a lot of doctors send you for a stent. My doctor said no, the large ones are less likely to be the reason you ever have a heart attack. You can stent up every one of them and they will either collude again or a pimple sized one that doesn't even show up on the test could be the one that bursts. Anyway starting right now I am back on this diet plan.I wish u luck UFB and I will keep up with this thread and post on it in the future with my results, God willing View Thread
I have had a bad 6 months or so. Just completely stopped being vigilant. I have 3 arterys that have multiple blockages in them , 1 as high as 70-80 percent. And depression creeped in and made me stop the low fat diet. I still took my cholosterol meds and the Niaspan but I didn't eat right. I want that to change starting right this minute.
Just need to ask. Since I have heart disease and plan on eating no meat can I have a moderate amount of no fat yogurt? Also nuts, Eccylsten says if you have heart disease, NO NUTS. Is he wrong? What about Dark Chocolate? I need to try to do this, I want to calm my arterys down so the plaques don't burst. I have some chest pain but nothing to serious. My stress test in November was fine as was my echocardiogram, though I know that means nothing since the least seen plaques can burst at a moments notice. Thanks for listening.View Thread
Yes I am still here, thanks so much for the encouraging words. I am going to do my best to stick with a good diet like you all have suggested. For now no nuts or dark chocolate until I feel better as my chest is still bothering me. I know if I go to the doctor he will want to do an angiogram and I don't want that again. I am also taking Niaspan and 20mg of Lipitor along with my diet so that will help get my numbers going in the right direction. I know the meds part is not approved of here but I need some mental help and taking the meds is a sound way to immediately lower all my numbers until my diet takes over for good hopefully.View Thread
From what I can see the only payment option for a monthly membership is 45 dollars for the first 6 weeks and then 15 dollars a month auto renewed. Can you point me to this 8 dollar per month membership as I could do that, I can't afford the other options at this point in my life unfortunately.View Thread
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