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I have under gone angioplasty 5 months back,I want to know the fruits,vegetables,meat and milk products i should avoid.Should i avoid having sex.
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Five months is quite a while, so I hope you've read the leaflets for any medication they've given you, saying which foods to avoid, if any. Some medications for example state you should avoid certain fruits.
With regards to your diet, there are new ideas now. It is believed that you need to consume antioxidant type foods to prevent the development of atherosclerosis. This is apparently what causes everything to go wrong with the clean up in the arteries and rehab centres across the UK are now telling all patients to eat nuts, fruits, dark green vegetables and whole grains. Studies have shown that eating a rich antioxidant diet reduces the risk of artery disease.
So apart from avoiding those foods stated by your meds, you need lots of vitamin C, in dark veggies, tomatoes and citrus fruits. You need vitamin E, Vegetable oils such as olive, soybean, corn, cottonseed and safflower, nuts and nut butters, seeds, whole grains, wheat, wheat germ, brown rice, oatmeal, soybeans, sweet potatoes, legumes (beans, lentils, split peas) and dark leafy green vegetables. You need Selenium, Brazil nuts, brewer’s yeast, oatmeal, brown rice, chicken, eggs, dairy products, garlic, molasses, onions, salmon, seafood, tuna, wheat germ, whole grains and most vegetables.You need Beta Carotene, Variety of dark orange, red, yellow and green vegetables and fruits such as broccoli, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, red and yellow peppers, apricots, cantaloupe and mangos.
Try to avoid red meat as much as possible, white meat is fine. Fish, especially oily fish is great. If you don't like fish, omega oil supplements are fine. Always look at the saturated fat content on the labels and if you see 'trans fats' listed, never buy it.
If you feel no chest discomfort during sexual activity, then it's no problem, it's a great exercise :)  They say that skimmed or semi skimmed milk is better for you, but it depends on how much milk you would be consuming. I just use milk in tea, so a full fat isn't really here or there, it's such a small amount.
Keeping to a healthy diet will greatly help prevent atherosclerosis forming, but you still want your arteries to be healthy. In addition to a good diet, you really need to keep blood pressure to normal levels and avoid stressful situation as much as possible. If you have a stressful job for example then it's best to say "is this job worth my life". I know economic times are bad, and jobs are scarce, but we only live once and no employer is worth your life.
I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck with your lifestyle changes. Oh nearly forgot, don't smoke. If anyone else in your house smokes, give them one room to use, well ventilated and one you don't enter, or make them go outside. Cigarette smoke is really bad for arteries whether you smoke or secondary smoke.
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If the angioplasty was successful your doctor will tell you to resume your normal eating habits and activities.  obviously a heart health diet is recommended as well as appropriate exercise.
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