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Can anorexia lead to heart problems?

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 more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

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


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How come slim people have heart problems--drugs, tobacco, anorexia?

How come slim people have heart problems--drugs, tobacco, anorexia?

Slim people: Slim people does not mean always healthy. They can also be affected with atherosclerosis leading to heart problems. More so when they smoke and use drugs as well. ...Read more

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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

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

Anorexia: Anorexia nervosa causes a myriad of comorbidities, with heart disease being the primary cause of death. You could develop heart arrhythmia may weakened heart and also no periods. Leading to infertility. ...Read more

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Will frequent tonsillitis lead to heart problems?

Will frequent tonsillitis lead to heart problems?

Strep : Frequent streptococcal infections which may occur in the setting of tonsilitis can lead to rheumatic fever and scarlet fever which can cause heart and kidney disease. Other varieties of tonsilitis rarely lead to heart disease. ...Read more

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Can taking acid lead to heart problems?

Can taking acid lead to heart problems?

Why take acid?: Our diet to some extent contain acidic substances. That to my knowledge does not have any effect on the heart. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Does a high white blood cell count lead to heart problems?

Does a high white blood cell count lead to heart problems?

No: Aka WBC is a general nonspecific blood test that informs function of your immune cells. A high white count tells that there's some sort of inflammatory condition in your body ranging from infections to malignancies. So the answer is no. ...Read more

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What kind of heart problems can lead to chronic belching?

What kind of heart problems can lead to chronic belching?

None: I'm not aware of any heart diseases that would cause this problem. Some patients during an acute heart attack have severe belching, or feel as if they need to belch, but this typically lasts only minutes or hours. ...Read more

Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more