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Body Systems Affected By Heart Disease
Mostly Heart: Coronary arteries are the main vessels coming off the aorta supplying blood to the heart muscle. There are 3 main coronary arteries. When they have significant plaques in them (coronary atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease), people develop chest pains (angina), shortness of breath, chest tightness with exertion, heart attacks and various other consequences.
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
Related: The heart is the pump of the cardiovascular system. When it doesn't work well the cardiovascular system does not work well.
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May help Arteries: Not sure about GI issues but saturated fats are not unhealthy, simple carbs ; sugar drive artery disease ; most heart problems. The healthiest fats, from research: lard, coconut, palm ; better olive oils. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, mary enig, stossel debunking food myths, dietdoctor. Com, gary taubes, peter attia, nusi. Org, robert lustig, the men who made us fat, nora gedgaudas, etc.
If you had plaque on your teeth for 1 year will it affect your body and make you more at risk of heart disease?
Internal defibrillator implanted for VT with no structural heart disease, (idiopathic). Only 20 years old. Is longevity affected by this?
My heart is beating hard it is literally shaking my body my no is 150/108 I been Doing physical labor today heart disease on dads side he died at 52
I am 30 years old and I have been experiencing swelling in my hands, chest discomfort, and body aches. Could this be signs of heart disease?
No: Heart disease does not cause swelling of the hands. More likely you have fluid retention related to hormonal influences. Body aches are a common complaint and non-specific. If they respond to Ibuprofen or naproxen, no further evaluation is indicated. Otherwise, a rheumatological diagnosis should be pursued. Best wishes, Elizabeth.
Low heart rate accompany with cold icy chest/heart sensation with low body temperature with no family history of cancer or heart disease. What's wrong?
Bradycardia: Please consult a cardiologist. Good luckGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it safe to stop liptor statin for a week whilst on erythromycin will my cholestrol be affected as have heart disease.
The combo may: Increase the statin levels increasing the risk of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis. One of the two should happen, monitor the patient with ck levels and for muscle pain vs stoping while antibiotic given. Your doctor should make that decision. Stoping the statin for a week won't affect the cholestherol levels that bad. A rebound effect not common if statin stop for a week. Talk to your physician.
Does milk increase risk of heart disease? I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection
Sadly there is: A lot of controversial opinions at the internet. A theory developed early 1960 -1980's linking milk homogenization and production of an enzyme call xanthine oxidase with an increase in coronary artery disease. Subsequent prospective epideomological studies have failed to showed that direct effect. In my opinion drink your milk but if you are worry change to soy milk. Exercise and eat healthy.
Many causes: Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection. Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle and thus can be changed. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity, or uncontrolled blood sugars in a diabetic are all important risk factors for cardiovascular disease.See 1 more doctor answer
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