Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean diet is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, cereals, nuts, fish, and unsaturated fat. This diet restricts the use of refined oils, refined grains, pastries, processed meat, sugars, sodas, etc. They help in improving sugar levels, maintain cardiac health, etc.

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Recently, my father had second heart attack and a stent is placed. Please suggest your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 62 years old and he had a second heart attack recently. The first one was before seven years and a stent is placed. Now again a stent is placed in the left circumflex artery. His recent ECHO report shows diastolic dysfunction of grade 1, with mild mitral regurgitation and tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I feel sorry to hear about your father's health condition. When a person gets a heart attack, then it is necessary to follow a lifestyle modification, and medications are needed to be taken. He should eat a healthy diet like a Mediterranean diet. It is low in cholesterol,...  Read Full »

What are the biggest pros and cons of the Mediterranean diet?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the biggest pros and cons of the Mediterranean diet?  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The Mediterranean diet is my favorite and I always recommend my patients to follow this diet. With regards to pros and cons, should focus on what this diet consists of: Mainly of fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, olives, fish, legumes, whole grains, nuts. Basic...  Read Full »

My grandmother's blood sugar levels are high. Will following a Mediterranean diet help?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother's blood glucose levels are high, and she has had diabetes for the past 40 years. She is 65-year-old and is taking her diabetic pills as usual everday. Her last blood sugar levels are 145 mg/dL. I go to the gym daily for a workout, and my trainer said that following a Med...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As for diet for diabetes, avoid sweet sugar, honey, jaggery marmalade, chawanprash, coconut water, ORS (oral rehydration solutions), water juices, and biscuits rusk. Fruits should only include papaya, guava, and kiwi. Replace white rice with brown rice and flour and ...  Read Full »

Why does my blood pressure raise on seeing a white coat?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male working in the IT sector. For the past few months, I am monitoring my BP (blood pressure) and pulse rate. My blood pressure is in the range of 130/90 to 150/90 mm Hg, but today it was 140/90 mm Hg, and my pulse rate is in the range of 85-95 beats per minute. But ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 140/90 mm Hg is the upper limit of normal blood pressure. Sometimes slightly higher blood pressure may be due to anxiety, especially hospital or related clinical anxiety called whitecoat hypertension. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle, adopt an active lifestyle, reduce sal...  Read Full »

Can elevated BP cause slight variation on ECG?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male. My height is 175 cm and weight 96 kg. I do not smoke or I do not consume tobacco or alcohol. I recently got my preventive health check-up done. My all blood tests are within normal range prescribed, including all cholesterol levels. I do not have any part...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Only a concerning finding is on ECG. What to do in that case? If first ECG (electrocardiography) done shows some abnormalities, but there is very low suspicion of disease on patient's history and examination, repeat ECGs should be done every half an hour for few hou...  Read Full »

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