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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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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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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

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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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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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 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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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Fungal Infection (Definition)

Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more


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