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Mr. Min Naruki-van Velzen

Mr. Min Naruki-van Velzen

MSc, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Athletic Therapist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Is it safe for me to strength train after a heart event?

A:

If you have had a heart attack or other heart event, you will be followed by your cardiologist during your recovery. There are exercise specialists who will be involved with your cardiac rehabilitation, and can help guide you on returning to strength training, or on how to add a strength program to your activity routine.Ā Strength training can be a valuable part of your exercise program following a heart event, and can have many positive health benefits.

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Cardiac Recovery with Strength Training

Dr. Vivien Brown

Dr. Vivien Brown

MD,CM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP
Family Doctor
Toronto, ON
Q:

Does my risk of blood clots change the longer I stay on the pill?

A:

There is a slightly higher chance of blood clots while taking birth control pills, however the overall risk is still considered quite low. The risk appears greatest in the first year of taking the pill, or if you stop the pill for more than a month and then start taking it again. If you are in a pattern of starting and stopping the pill frequently, you may wish to review your birth control options with your doctor.

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Rare Risks with Birth Control Pills

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Can I lower my risk of developing dementia?

A:

There is no guaranteed way to prevent dementia, however you can lower your risk by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This includes not smoking, limiting your alcohol intake, and keeping a regular exercise routine. Exercise is important for your body, but you also need to exercise your brain. Word and puzzle games, like Sudoku and crosswords, are beneficial to keeping your brain function 'sharp'.

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Dementia and How It Changes A Person