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Member Carenity • Community manager
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Hi everyone.

Diet is a very important component in preventingcoping with, and recovering from disorders of cardiovascular system, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attacks, atherosclerosis, heart disease, and many others.

Diet is so important that the word, for those with a cardiovascular disorder, is not just a temporary change in a way of eating... A "diet" is a structured and perpetual way of eating for those with such a disorder.

So let's discuss our diets...

 

What cardiovascular condition are you diagnosed with?

What diet do you follow or does your diet look like?

Have you tried any other diets?

What has been your success?

What is the most important aspect, would you say, in your diet?

How do you stay on the right path?

Anything else you would like to add?

Beginning of the discussion - 2/19/19

What is your diet like?
Member Carenity
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Hello @Hidden username‍ thank you for this topic.

I am diagnosed with high cholesterol... getting it under control. Really focus on eating unsaturated fats and staying away from saturated fats and never eating any trans fats! I cannot believe we used to have trans fats in like basically everything we ate! I also focus on monitoring my salt intake... basically I follow the DASH eating plan by the National Heart and Lung Institute.

I stay on the right path because basically I was faced with life or death... and I chose life :) I want to be healthy for my family.

I have not tried any other diets... I completely changed my eating habits when I Was diagnosed and started following the DASH eating plan, but I am open to learning more about other diets that others follow and what has worked for them.

Thank you all for reading and welcoming me.

What is your diet like?
Member Carenity
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I have Fabry Disease and as a result had a minor stroke. I am on enzyme replacement therapy and now doing better.

I am currently following the DASH diet. Have you heard of it? Anyone else on the DASH diet?

It is low in sugar and kind of pretty low in fat. It is geared to those people with high blood pressure, so it is to help lower the blood pressure; however, from reading and doing research I have found the DASH diet is a good diet for those with Fabry disease.