- Does my personal and family medical history put me at greater risk for cardiovascular disease?
- Do I have risk factors for cardiovascular disease that I can change (e.g., smoking, diet, etc.)?
- How can I enroll in a smoking cessation program? (If you smoke and wish to quit.)
- What level and type of exercise is appropriate for me?
- Is there anything that I should be doing right now to improve my cardiovascular health?
- Are there any specific activities or medications I should avoid?
Lan He, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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New York, NY 10013
- Atlantis Health Plan
- GHI HMO
- Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
- United Healthcare
- New York Downtown Hospital
What questions should I ask the doctor to understand my heart disease risk?
SecondsCount.org answeredBeing prepared in advance for your office visit can help you make sure your doctor receives all the information he or she needs. Write down notes about your medical history as well as other members of your family to take with you, if you think that may be helpful. You may also want to write down notes containing questions you have for your doctor. The questions below can help you start your list:
What is a patient advocate?
A patient advocate is a person who will help someone navigate through the often complex world of healthcare. The advocate will make sure you understand what procedures you are getting done, where to get them, and who to speak with for answers. The person is your ally and assists you in receiving the best quality patient-centered care.
Remember, everyone in your medical team should be an advocate for you. Physicians, nurses, therapists, and dieticians should make sure you are receiving the best quality care and that you understand every action, every procedure, and possible side effects of each. The advocate is your educator, protector, and voice to ensure you have the safest care with the best possible outcomes.
How does celiac disease affect pregnancy?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Untreated celiac disease can affect a woman's pregnancy by making it difficult to conceive and often hard to carry a baby to term. When a woman's body is unable to absorb necessary nutrients to regulate their hormones, her menstrual cycle may be affected and some woman stop ovulating completely. Nearly 40 percent of woman with untreated celiac disease suffer from irregular periods and without regular ovulation it is often difficult to get pregnant
Women with untreated celiac disease often have difficulty keeping their pregnancy. Miscarriage may occur due to lack of nutrients needed to keep the pregnancy as well as complications with the placenta adhering properly to your uterus due to celiac disease.
Once celiac disease is treated, most women see their cycle return to normal and pregnancy issues due to celiac disease are resolved. It is recommended to talk to your doctor before trying to conceive after you have begun treatment for celiac disease. Your doctor may recommend that you wait to get pregnant anywhere from six months to 2 years after treatment for celiac disease has begun. Blood panels and tests can be performed to confirm that your body is in a healthy condition to support a pregnancy.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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