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Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Will playing hockey cause a heart attack?

A:

Hockey, whether played professionally or recreationally, is a strenuous sport that does place some strain on the heart. The hard spurts of exertion on the ice followed by complete rest in between does make the heart work harder. This can lead to an event such as a heart attack in those individuals who may have risk factors for heart disease that are not being managed or treated well. It is important to visit your physician regularly to keep your risk factors in check.

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Hockey and Cardiovascular Health

Dr. Sabrina Gill

Dr. Sabrina Gill

MD, MPH, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the treatment options for PCOS?

A:

How your doctor decides to treat your PCOS will depend on the symptoms you are having. Generally speaking, improvements to diet and activity patterns which will help reduce any excess weight you are carrying (or maintain your healthy weight) are the first line of defense. You may be asked to take medication which can help control your insulin levels, and/or be prescribed birth control pills if regulating your periods is a goal of your treatment plan.

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Risk Prevention of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. John Fleetham

Dr. John Fleetham

MD, FRCPC , Asthma Specialist
Respirologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Is asthma hereditary?

A:

Asthma does tend to run in families. Often if you have an individual in a household with asthma, you will commonly see more asthma in the family. If you think you are having asthma symptoms, you should address these with your family doctor.

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What Are the Symptoms of Asthma and Who is Most Susceptible to Asthma?

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