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Are fungal infections more common in people with heart disease?

Are fungal infections more common in people with heart disease?

No.: Fungal infections are more common in patients with a deficiency in their immune system like pts. With cancer or taking chemotherapy or medicines for rheumatoid arthritis ( embrel, Orencia (abatacept) , plaquanil etc), with diabetes, pts. On steroids or cortisone, malnourished, pts who recently received a lot of antibiotics and more. Unless heart disease is associated to the above by itself is not. ...Read more

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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Yes: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a relatively common infection, in fact almost 0.5% of americans are diagnosed with it annually. It tends to affect people in the first 4 decades of their life. ...Read more

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Why are diseases like cancer more common in people in some families?

Why are diseases like cancer more common in people in some families?

Inheritance: Most disease are a combination of genetics and environment. Heredity determines susceptibility to many diseases, including cancers. ...Read more

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Are certain types of buildings more prone than others to have problems with legionellae?

Are certain types of buildings more prone than others to have problems with legionellae?

Yes: Legionella is bacteria that grows in warm stagnated water or moist envirnments. It has been known to colonize the hot water systems of buildings but has been more recently associated with poorly maintained hot tubs. Infection can lead to life-threatening pneumonia if not treated early but usually respond quickly to antibiotics. Check with your local health dept for more information. ...Read more

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Are autoimmune diseases more common in black people or there's no difference?

Are autoimmune diseases more common in black people or there's no difference?

Some are: There are certain diseases that are more common in black persons than not. The ultimate autoimmune disease - systemic lupus erythematosus - is more commom in blacks than non- black persons but many other autoimmune diseases do not show any racial preferences. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Is chlamydia pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Yes: Chlamydia pneumoniae is also relatively common infection. 50% of adults have evidence of past infection by the time they are 20. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are malnourished people often more susceptible to colds or other infectious diseases?

I'm wondering why are malnourished people often more susceptible to colds or other infectious diseases?

Immunity: Severe malnutrition leads to reduced immune function and therefore decreased ability to fight infections. ...Read more

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Are people with arthritis more susceptible to complications from the flu?

Are people with arthritis more susceptible to complications from the flu?

Yes.: Either your inflammation from arthritis, or the meds you are on, tend to make flu worse. Get a shot asap. Even "mild" flu is miserable. Why chance it? ...Read more

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Indicate why people infected with HIV most often die of another infection, such as pneumonia.?

Indicate why people infected with HIV most often die of another infection, such as pneumonia.?

Immune system: Hiv infects cells in the immune system, which makes it hard for the body to fight off infections. Hiv causes aids. Common bacteria, yeast, parasites, and viruses that may not cause serious disease in people with healthy immune systems can cause fatal illnesses in people with aids. ...Read more

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Are lung infections more common as you get older?

Are lung infections more common as you get older?

Probably not: Unless you develop an immunosuppression, lung infections should not be more commonplace as you get older. However, if you have had years of smoking, infections make become more commonplace since residual lung function is diminihed. ...Read more

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Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Only certain cancers: Population-based studies have confirmed that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. However, they do not seem to be at an increased risk only to lymphoproliferative malignancy (of lymph nodes) and gastrointestinal cancer. A gluten free diet may reduce those cancers, possibly reduce the increased mortality as well. ...Read more

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Why are autoimmune diseases more common in females?

Why are autoimmune diseases more common in females?

Fetal cell traffic.: Fetal cells cross the placenta and lodge in maternal tissues triggering immune reaction to the paternal antigens. That's why autoimmune diseases are almost exclusive seen in women of reproductive age. If you are wondering about such diseases in men or women who have never been pregnant, the answer is that all of us carry cells from our mothers in our bodies since we were born; they can do the same. ...Read more

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Are there serious dangerous STDs other than HIV, hepatitis and pelvic inflammatory disease ? What can they cause in critical cases?

Are there serious dangerous STDs other than HIV, hepatitis and
 pelvic inflammatory disease ? 
What can they cause in critical cases?

Yes: Syphilis and gonorrhea are dangerous if left untreated with bad complications, and other STDs too, but we don't here much about those complications now given the widespread availability of medications and easy treatment once diagnosed, the problem is undiagnosed cases, partial treatment or treating only one partner not the other partner(s) ...Read more

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Are people with a history of asthma more susceptible to throat infections?

Are people with a history of asthma more susceptible to throat infections?

Uncertain: People with asthma are more susceptible to respiratory tract infection although I have not seen any study related to the throat. Perhaps some of your throat problem is from post-nasal drips or sinusitis and not infection at all. If you are in the military, thank you for your service. ...Read more

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Why are some people with chronic bronchitis more prone to infections?

Why are some people with chronic bronchitis more prone to infections?

Diminished imuunity: Patients with chronic bronchitis may have a diminished immune system, or a decrease in immune system activity depending on other medical illness. Thus they may be more prone to infections. ...Read more

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Are strokes more common in patients with cancer?

Are strokes more common in patients with cancer?

Cancer stroke: There is higher risk for stroke in cancer pt due to relative hypercouglable state of cancer. Depending on chemo agent they can increase risk for strokes. Don't get caught too much on this. Talk to doctors and oncologists about your particular cancer and treatments. ...Read more

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Why are emphysema patients more prone to infections such as bronchitis?

Why are emphysema patients more prone to infections such as bronchitis?

Poor defense: Emphysema can impair the lung's normal defense mechanisms of clearing bacteria and allow an infection to get established. Chronic bronchitis is actually more prone to develop infections than pure emphysema. Both are under the broader category of copd. Active cigarette smoking also increases the risk. ...Read more

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Are fungal infections more common in people with heart disease?

No.: Fungal infections are more common in patients with a deficiency in their immune system like pts. With cancer or taking chemotherapy or medicines for rheumatoid arthritis ( embrel, Orencia (abatacept) , plaquanil etc), with diabetes, pts. On steroids or cortisone, malnourished, pts who recently received a lot of antibiotics and more. Unless heart disease is associated to the above by itself is not. ...Read more

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How can someone prevent heart infection or heart disease?

How can someone prevent heart infection or heart disease?

Tips & Tricks: Preventing Heart Infection 1) Don't use iv drugs 2) If you have valve replacements and are undergoing particular procedures you will need Abx prophylaxis Preventing heart disease 1) Healthy lifestyle 2) Dont smoke 3) Exercise frequently, dont gain weight 4) Balanced diet ...Read more

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My boyfriend found out he has a plaque disease in his mouth. Also so possiblr infections. Can this cause heart disease? What are signs of heart diseas

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My boyfriend found out he has a plaque disease in his mouth. Also so possiblr infections. Can this cause heart disease? What are signs of heart diseas

No: Gum disease and heart disease share common risk factors. One does not cause the other. It seems that the scientific observation that both tend to show up in the same patients has led some dentist and mds to claim that gum disease may cause heart disease. The american heart association reviewed 500 journal articles and concluded there was no proof of this. ...Read more

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Crp level of 7.3 does it mean infection or could it be something else like heart disease? Had infection on foot but heart disease runs in family.

Crp level of 7.3 does it mean infection or could it be something else like heart disease? Had infection on foot but heart disease runs in family.

Nonspecific marker: CRP is a nonspecific marker of inflammation. It is increased in all inflammatory disease states including cad. In the absence of another inflammatory condition CAD ought o be a consideration. A high CRP predicts a higher risk for cv events. ...Read more

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Should i be really scared/worried of azithromycin side effects? I don't have a heart disease but i got chest infection wich gave me fast heart beat

Should i be really scared/worried of  azithromycin side effects? I don't have a heart disease but i got chest infection wich gave me fast heart beat

Side effect: If you look at the incidence of the side effect in regularly healthy people the cardiac side effect is still rare.. The benefit outweighs the risk. The side effects are more in people taking cardiac medicines with which it interacts. So as long as indicated, the use of Azithromycin will remain in our armamentarium. ...Read more

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What are common factors that cause coronary heart disease?

What are common factors that cause coronary heart disease?

Several: Besides inheriting bad genes, the following 'self inflicted' factors can lead to coronary heart disease: obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of coronary heart disease and how do you get it?

What are common symptoms of coronary heart disease and how do you get it?

Chest pain, dyspnea: Chest pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath), shoulder and arm pain, throat or neck pain, back pain, chest tightness and weakness or fatigue are common symptoms of coronary heart disease. Coronary disease can be caused by genetic factors (ie, familial) or acquired factors such as smoking or obesity-related diseases (diabetes, cholesterol abnormalities, sedentary lifestyle, hypertension, etc.). ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

What would be the most common causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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How common is coronary heart disease among children, and what are the major risk factors?

Extremely rare: The only two conditions I am aware of where this is present is: the kawasaki disease where coronary aneurysms can affect some, & progeria, the rare premature aging disease. Rarely the coronary arteries can be located in the wrong place as a congenital defect, but it is a stretch to compare it with cad. Risks are the same as for adults. ...Read more

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What is the most common symptom or sign to lead a pediatrician to suspect?Congenital heart disease?

What is the most common symptom or sign to lead a pediatrician to suspect?Congenital heart disease?

Murmur: A noise the blood makes as it flows through a narrow opening, your doc may suspect chd if newborn is having trouble breathing or oxegenating his blood. ...Read more

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How common is CAD (coronary heart disease) in young adults ?

How common is CAD (coronary heart disease) in young adults ?

Increasingly common.: With soaring obesity rates and more sedentary lifestyles in a society centered around the individual's pleasure, it is not surprising that the incidence of coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus and hypertension are all increasing in young adults... ...Read more

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Is it common for a teenager to have coronary heart or valvular heart disease?

No: There are special circumstances when a teenager may have a higher risk of coronary artery disease: sickle cell anemia, kawasaki's disease, immunological arterial diseases such as lupus or arteritis. Over use (or use) of ecstasy, methamphetamine or Cocaine increase cad. If you have these you should be under the care of specialist to begin with. If you don't have these, then don't worry about cad. ...Read more

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Why is excess sweating a common symptom of coronary heart disease?

Why is excess sweating a common symptom of coronary heart disease?

XS sweating: Sweating is only a symptom of CAD when it is causing either severe chest pain or hemodynamic impairment along with the ischemia such as with acute infarction. Patients with mild angina typically don't have sweating as part of their picture. ...Read more

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How common is heart disease among women?

How common is heart disease among women?

Heart disease/ Women: Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and also a leading cause of disability in women. Heart disease kills more women than cancer. It is extremely important to have regular checkups and see your physician concerning preventing heart disease and other diseases. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some common leads to of congestive heart disease?

Could you tell me what are some common leads to of congestive heart disease?

Many: Most common causes are coronary artery disease causing heart ischemia and systolic heart dysfunction, hypertensive disease and diabetes mellitus. Other causes include valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, cancer therapy, hypothyroidism, drug abuse, fluid overload like in renal failure, alcohol abuse etc. ...Read more

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Can teens get heart disease? Is it common or uncommon? Would it show on an Echocardiogram?

Can teens get heart disease? Is it common or uncommon? Would it show on an Echocardiogram?

Teens heart disease: Structural heart disease is uncommon in first world nations and is commoner congenital or inherited,acquired heart disease is much less frequent but not impossible. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Fungal Infection (Definition)

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