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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   I had underwent angioplasty in 2 arteries in 2008 with 2 medicated stents inserted. I have joined a gym now to reduce weight. I do the ab king pro exercises along with setups on a inclined plane. I do not know whether it's safe for me to do so. But I have to loose weight & I do have a belly which I have been trying to reduce from post operation itself.
What are the exercises which i can do safely without strain to my heart
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read the query
User :   What is your answer? shall I do the sit ups
Doctor :   When was the last heart check up
User :   3 months back in Command hospital Kolkata. TMT results were all ok. My cousin did it and I went the whole set
Doctor :   Can you tell me what was the Ejection fraction on ECHO
User :   Would'nt know. No echo done ,only TMT
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can do exercise
User :   I was also swimming breast stroke for 30 minutes continuously before the winter set in
Doctor :   Actually whatever exercise you choose, you can do it sets
Doctor :   rather than at once
User :   I hope you do know the ab king pro exercise as well as the situps done on a inclined bench
Doctor :   Say if you can do 50 sit ups
Doctor :   on a bench
Doctor :   You have to do it in 10's , 5 times
Doctor :   You need more aerobics rather than weight training
Doctor :   for the heart to grow healthy
Doctor :   Like running / walking
User :   My knees are in an early stage of osteoarthiritis. I do 10 repitition 3 times.
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   Best exercise is Swimming in other seasons
Doctor :   Else Cycling is the next best thing
User :   Mostly they make me do freehands. my aim is to reduce weight.
User :   Stationary cycle I have but is it OK for the knees
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Cycling helps in wt loss and reducing tummy
User :   Doc are you a cardiologist. I am based in Durgapur
User :   Shall do the stationary cycle then from tomorrow.
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Whenever you feel that you are going breathless
Doctor :   You stop and rest
User :   OK doc. take care of yourself. loved chatting with you. How about smoking , 1 or 2 a day.
Doctor :   Not at all
Doctor :   The risk multiplies 10 times
Doctor :   to the heart
User :   OKAY. What about alcohol. Its good for HDL.
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   But one drink per day
User :   can I have it maybe twice or thrice a week. 2 pegs each day every 2-3 days
User :   1 drink implies 60 ml. is it ok
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Do not go beyond 2 drinks on any day
User :   I don't. Gotta tell my wife what you said. ha ha.
Doctor :   Most women do not agree
User :   It was very very nice chatting with you. After all, women's minds are conditioned by what their parents have taught and they cant see beyond that like us males
Doctor :   All the best
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye
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