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Can A Teenager Have A Heart Attack
Many factors: Member710, first you have to define what you mean by a heart attack since people use the phrase differently. Heart arrhythmias (funny beats/rhythms) can be caused by drugs, structural defects, trauma, infections that lead to the heart (bacterial, viral, etc), loss of fluid, too much fluid in the body, electrolyte imbalances (too much or too little potassium), clotting disorders and many more thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: Amounts. The short answer is no. Teens unless there are congenital issues do not have deceased coronary blood vessels and therefor flow is not limited nor is heart muscle effected by increased heart rate. The reason young athletes drop in cardiac arrest are complex and beyond a short explanation in this space. ...Read more
Squeeze don't pull: This is of course a matter of degree. How much are you squeezing? Normal sexually intermittent squeezing is unlikely to produce any long term effects. However 24x7 pulling and squeezing will likely cause enough tissue expansion to cause long term ptosis. ...Read more
Is a person who has been using cocaine for several years at a big risk for a heart attack if they're only a teenager?
Yes: A person can overdose on Cocaine and die at any time. Cocaine weakens the blood vessels and the connections between them. A person can die suddenly from a dissecting aneurysm. Chronic Cocaine use can cause irreversible damage to the brain. The substances used to "cut" the coke can cause severe liver damage. Cocaine addicts will either end up in jail, a hospital or the cemetery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the chances for a teenager to get a heart attack, stroke, or infarct? And reason of what could cause them.. Other than drugs
Congenital obesity: Congenital abnormalities like patent ductus arteriosus, tetralogy of fallout, patent foramen ovale. Valve issues. Occasionally heat prostration and electrolyte issues (2 a day football practices in august). Childhood morbid obesity, endocrine issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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