When caring for someone with coronary heart disease, you can help them manage their symptoms by encouraging them to lead a healthy lifestyle. Prepare healthy meals rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber, and low in sodium. Help them to be active; go for a walk together. If they are on medication to control high blood pressure, cholesterol, or diabetes, be sure they take the medication as prescribed. Understand the warning signs for a heart attack and be prepared to seek help if the person you care for suddenly collapses.
Carl I. Schoenberger, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
- pulmonary & respiratory medicine
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How do I care for someone with coronary heart disease?
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How are high blood pressure and renal artery disease linked?
The kidneys regulate blood pressure by secreting hormones that can increase blood pressure. Narrowing of the kidney arteries (renal artery disease) can restrict blood flow to the kidneys. In response, the kidneys may secrete more hormones to raise blood pressure in hopes of improving kidney blood flow. In this manner, renal artery disease can promote high blood pressure. Paradoxically, high blood pressure can contribute to the formation of the atherosclerotic plaque, which typically causes renal artery disease.
What does a therapeutic recreational therapist do?
LIVESTRONG answeredA therapeutic recreational therapist is not always found in rehabilitation settings, but many hospitals have at least one therapeutic recreational therapist on staff. This specialist helps people to embrace leisure and educational activities that are part of having a good quality of life. These activities may include cooking, gardening and playing sports.
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