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If heart disease[ cholesterol, angina] runs in your family can u prevent it?

if heart disease[ cholesterol, angina] runs in your family can u prevent it, or just give up? my husbands dad died at 49 of a heart attack , he had angina his grandfather died at 52 of a heart attack too since 23 my hubby has been on and off cholesterol medication, causing liver damage, thyroid problems and ck in his blood to be raised! he eats pretty healthy, but not tooooo healthy, and he feels like just giving up taking his cholesterol medication cos he says its causing other problems and in the end hes still going to die young cos its hereditary ,,,, but im hoping he can lower his cholesterol just by his diet and hopefully quit the medication ,,,, is this possible?,, or if its hereditary theres no way stopping it his dad smoked and drank a little, so did his grandad my hubby dosent smoke, or drink, never done drugs, hes 37 keeps real fit and goes gym 4 times a week will he be ok,,, im sick of his attitude today, hes down on himself and hes sick of the cholesterol medication making him feel worse,,, i need to help him,,, any advice to cheer him up? thanks
Asked On : Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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Hi rockmum. I'm not a doctor, but I can tell you what I think speaking from some experience, and common sense. Hereditary illnesses, just mean that you may have a sensitivity in something, passed on to you from your parents or grandparents and so on. It doesn't mean that you will develop the same illness or disease. It just means that you should be careful. Cholesterol can be prevented and cured, by eating healthy, and living a healthy lifestyle. The whole family needs to change their eating habbits. Start cooking healthy meals. Lots of vegetables, vegetable juices, less animal fats, lots of essentila fatty acids like flax seeds, salmon, etc. No fried food, no eggs, maybe just egg whites. Don't keep any junkfood in the house, just healthy snacks. And don't forget to get a little bit of exercise. Even just taking a walk for a few minutes every day. See a natural practioner too. Maybe a homeopath. They 're great, and they can help you change your lifestyle for the better. This will be good for the whole family. Starting to eat healthy at a young age is the best you can do for your self. See this as a chance to live better, and get all excited about it. Don't feel bad about things you're giving up, feel great about becoming healthier, and happier. Do this, and pray, and be positive, and maybe he can throw out his cholesterol medication for good. What happened to your father in law doesn't have to happen to your hubby. Break the chain! Best of luck to you. xoxoxo
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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