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Can Anorexia Lead To Heart Problems
Definitely yes: Anorexia can cause heart problems, which can be deadly. The heart is a strong muscle, but chronic starvation and malnutrition weakens the muscle. The patient can suffer low blood pressure or die of heart failure (heart is too weak to pump enough blood out). The blood chemicals are out of balance in anorexics and can cause slow heart rates and abnormal heart rates, which if severe, can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...Read more
I am 26 years old and have had anorexia for as long as i remember. With low blood pressure. What heart problems are likely? Female
Can prolonged Adderall use lead to heart problems? I am a 27 year old guy. I'm in great physical shape, and have never experienced any health issues. I do have add, and have been prescribed Adderall for a couple of years. I take about 30mg per day on aver
Should be fine: Used appropriately, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & other stimulants are quite safe. They can elevate pulse rate & blood pressure, but studies have not shown this creates increased risk. Abuse of stimulants, usually at much higher doses than those used to treat adhd can cause heart problems & even death. A recent study of many thousands of subjects showed no change in risk of heart problems related to stimulants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc doing 2nd blood test to check on under active thyroid.Read it can lead to heart problems.How much does this increase the risk of cardiac problems?
Hypothyroid : Is easily correctable ...Chance of long term cardiac issues is low. ...Read more
I read that binge drinking in college can lead to heart problems later. If someone stops and makes lifestyle changes, will heart heal itself?
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