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Alcoholism And Heart Attacks
Yes: While limited alcohol consumption may help reduce risk for heart attack, higher intake seems to increase the risk. In someone with alcoholism though, no alcohol intake is recommended. More alcohol consumption is also associated with high blood pressure, stomach and liver problems, and also a number of cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Visibly, it is continuing to drink in ways that are "out of control" despite negative consequences.It is a metabolic disorder where alcohol is not processed normally. Over time tolerance develops, (it takes more to get the desired effect). In later stages there are often withdrawal symptoms when you stop, but not always. Many relapse after abstaining for a while, esp. ...Read more
Many: 1.Family history of heart attacks or strokes or atherosclerosis 2..Hyperlipidemia ( and or diet with animal fat or saturated fat) 3. Smoking 4.Obesity 5sedentarism or hypo activity 6.Alcoholism 7. Diabetes mellitus 8. Peripheral vascular disease 9. Gout or hyperuricemia 10. Stress 11. Hypertension 12. Renal disease 13. Age above 40 ( higher at 55) 14. Male sex ( high testosterone) 15. Estrogens. ...Read more
Nausea, fatigue.: I would add to the shortness of breath that nausea and fatigue are some symptoms of heart attack described in women... Bottom line is that heart attacks symptoms in women are not always the "crushing chest pain" types, and that if you have any risk factors - especially diabetes, high blood pressure or strong family history - and are above the age of 40, you should be especially cautious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I get a feeling that I have mini heart attacks... Its very often... Its like my heart goes crazy for about two seconds sometimes more... Its kind if scary to think about.
How can someone not notice that they have had repeated heart attacks possibly over more than a span of a year?
Unlikely: Although we occasionally find evidence for an old heart attack in patients with no history of a heart attack, it is possible that that person had pain in the past and just thought it was indigestion or something else. To have repeated heart attacks without pain or other symptoms would be unlikely. Remember, there are many heart problems that are not really a heart attack. Some get confused by that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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