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Friend has heart disease and is an alcoholic whose potassium levels are critically low. How does this affect his heart?

Friend has heart disease and is an alcoholic whose potassium levels are critically low. How does this affect his heart?

Potassium: Severe electrolyte disturbances such as a very low potassium level can develop in patients who are alcoholic. Severe disturbances of potassium can affect the rhythm of the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his heart, which includes both birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks, leaky heart valves, heart failure, viral infections ...Read more


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What would be the most common causes, symptoms, cures and effects of these heart diseases?

What would be the most common causes, symptoms, cures and effects of these heart diseases?

Heart disease: Is a nonspecific term that refers to conditions which impair the heart's ability to function. They include rhythm disturbances, structural disturbances, infectious disturbances, inflammatory disturbances, malignant processes, toxic processes and others.......We don't cure virtually anything, symptoms are many but chest pain and shortness of breath and weakness are fairly common. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Well first of all it depends on the type of heart disease. But common symptoms related to the heart would be chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out, fatigue, swelling of the feet, poor appetite, palpitations, weight gain or loss, and shortness of breath on lying down. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have heart disease? What symptoms?

How do I know if I have heart disease? What symptoms?

Following symptoms: If you have following symptoms you should be concerned about heart disease and should seek advise of your physician.1) chest pains 2)shortness of breath 3) unusual fatigue 4) recurrent palpitations 5) fainting episodes 6) sudden diaphoresis. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms to heart disease?

What are some of the symptoms to heart disease?

Many or none: Many symptoms. The most common are chest pain, shortness of breath, jaw pain, arm pain, sweating, fatigue, abdominal pain, leg pain, dizziness and also back pain. Sometimes heart disease is a stealth disease and there are no symptoms. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Same as men: Same as men but sometimes a bit different. Chest pain and shortness of breath are the most common, especially if associated with exertion, . ...Read more

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What are symptoms of heart disease?

What are symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Common symptoms include chest pain/ tightness, chest pressure, shortness of breath, worse shortness of breath with exertion, jaw and left arm pain. Sometimes, however, people can be asymptomatic (without any symptoms) like women, diabetics and the elderly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

Differences: Women tend to have the same symptoms for heart disease as men, but there are some differences. Women tend to have more shortness of breath and fatigue & less actual chest discomfort. Although it is not an "all or none discussion, " any symptom between the belly button and the mouth, front or back, including neck-shoulders-arms and jaw can be a sign of heart discomfort. Hrs, md, facc. ...Read more