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Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Can bulimia cause you to have a heart attack if you're a teen?

Not usually: Not unless you have a predisposition to heart disease but it all depends on how bulimic you are and how far you stretch the biological necessities of survival. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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How likely is having a heart attack caused by bulimia?

How likely is having a heart attack caused by bulimia?

Very little: Bulimia has not been known to be associated with heart attacks. Common causes for heart attacks are hypertension, obesity, smoking, diabetes and a sedentary lifestyle, and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get a heart attack from bulimia?

Can you tell me if i could get a heart attack from bulimia?

Define"heart attack": The constant loss of stomach contents can eventually lead to various metabolic changes in your blood. At some point you can make create an electrolyte disturbance that can lead to a rhythm or heart beat abnormality and kill you. You might also starve the heart muscle of needed glucose and other factors and injure the heart. This is not the traditional heart attack, but your heart could fail. ...Read more

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What could cause a heart attack in a pre-teen child?

What could cause a heart attack in a pre-teen child?

Several disorders: Kawasaki's disease and coronary vasospasm should be considered. Children with a hypercoagulable disorder and an intracardiac shunt (such as an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale) should be considered. Lastly, congenital heart defects that affect the coronary arteries may cause an early heart attack. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of chest pains in teens ? Is this a sign your going to get a heart attack as a teen or not?

Whats the cause of chest pains in teens ? Is this a sign your going to get a heart attack as a teen or not?

Could be normal: Chest pains in teens can be normal due to physical activity, a heart problem, a GI problem etc. There are so many variables it's important to see you family physician to receive a physical exam. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What can cause a heart attack in men?

What can cause a heart attack in men?

See below: All the classical risk factors which include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history and if you have the above, a heart attack may be precipitated by stress including drugs, excessive drinking and sex, and many more. Live healthy and good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child/teen to have a heart attack?

Is it possible for a child/teen to have a heart attack?

Rare but possible: Acute myocardial infarction is rare in childhood and adolescence. Children and teens can have a heart attack due to either an inflammatory condition of the coronary arteries or an anomalous origin of the left coronary artery. thrombotic coronary artery occlusion from kawasaki disease may occur in early childhood. ...Read more

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Could frequent night duties, are a cause of heart attack?

Could frequent night duties, are a cause of heart attack?

Heart attack, stress: Good question. There's a lot of research that shows how high levels of stress can be a contributor to heart problems. It would be good to have a medical consultation to see how the heart and the rest of the body are doing, and to evaluate the level of stress. Might also help to talk to a mental health counselor about anxiety of heart attack, especially if it runs in one's family. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a hang over cause a heart attack?

Would it be possible that a hang over cause a heart attack?

Not usually: Makes one feel awful! gastritis, reflux, GI distress is more common with the alcohol, but can feel much like a heart attack. I suspect if one is inebriated to a degree that aspiration, pneumonia, hypoxia occur, then heart compromise can happen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child or a teen to have a heart attack?

Is it possible for a child or a teen to have a heart attack?

Child heart attack: It is exceptionally rare for a child or teen to have a heart attack. Having said that, it is not impossible to have sudden cardiac death. Unlike a lack of blood flow, this problem is usually sue to a geneitc disorder known as ihss (idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis). It creates an obstruction to flow across the aortic valve. This is the kid who drops dead on the basketball court. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

Bulimia nervosa or "bulimia" is a psychiatric disorder in which a person over eats a lot of food at one time (binging) and then vomits later to purge herself of ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more