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What causes coronary heart disease?

I was bitten on my left hand buy a dog last October , have now been told I have CHD, can this be from the dog bite, I have been active exercising for the past 15 yrs walking and running , have not been sick for the last 2 years, the. Im told the left side of my heart is working at 30% right side at 90% , and Im going to have a ICD put in soon
Thu, 12 Jan 2017
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Hello,

No, It has nothing to do with dog bite, it has two components one is environmental which is fine in you and second in genes which may be the cause of chd in you. Have you got your lipid profile and sugars tested if not you should. Sometimes the disease is asymptomatic and comes out in later stages after damaging the heart.

I guess you must have undergone angiography. Have you been advised regarding Stenting or bypass surgery? You should discuss with your doctor regarding this. Have a healthy lifestyle like avoid fatty, oily and high calorie diet. Have low salt diet and monitor blood pressure regularly. Regular exercises like brisk walking, jogging according your capacity at least 30 minutes a day and 5 days a week. Eat lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, fish once or twice a week, and avoid meat. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any. There shouldn't abdominal fat deposition or obesity.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
DR. Sagar Makode
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What causes coronary heart disease?

Hello, No, It has nothing to do with dog bite, it has two components one is environmental which is fine in you and second in genes which may be the cause of chd in you. Have you got your lipid profile and sugars tested if not you should. Sometimes the disease is asymptomatic and comes out in later stages after damaging the heart. I guess you must have undergone angiography. Have you been advised regarding Stenting or bypass surgery? You should discuss with your doctor regarding this. Have a healthy lifestyle like avoid fatty, oily and high calorie diet. Have low salt diet and monitor blood pressure regularly. Regular exercises like brisk walking, jogging according your capacity at least 30 minutes a day and 5 days a week. Eat lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, fish once or twice a week, and avoid meat. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any. There shouldn t abdominal fat deposition or obesity. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, DR. Sagar Makode