As a psychologist who has counseled heart patients for more than thirty
years, Wayne Sotile, PhD, knows exactly how much they worry about sex after a
"And if they're not anxious, believe me, their partner's anxious," he
Couples worry about triggering a second heart attack, or even that a patient
could die in the bedroom. But Sotile and cardiologists tell WebMD that
sex isn't nearly as risky as many patients believe. With a touch of
reassurance, heart patients can once...
Exercising and reducing total fat and calories in your diet will help you
lose weight. Limit total fat to 30% or less of your total calories. Limit
saturated fat to 8% to 10% of your total calories. The amounts of fat and
saturated fat in foods are usually printed on the nutrition information labels.
Losing weight can help lower your cholesterol levels also.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
April 5, 2013
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April 05, 2013
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