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Can heart disease cause you to lose weight and your appetite? If so, why?

Can heart disease cause you to lose weight and your appetite? If so, why?

One possible cause: Will be the possibility of depression not uncommonly seen in a patient with heart disease specially after interventions and hospitalizations. Drug induced, diabetes, hyperthyroid can be another possibilities. I will recommend see your physician asap for avoid history and physical and look for a cause. Malnutrition not good in the presence of coronary artery disease. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How to help a parent with short term memory loss due to heart disease?

How to help a parent with short term memory loss due to heart disease?

Suggestions: First, ascertain if this is an outcome from hypoxia, a reaction to medication, or an additional co-morbidity. Speech therapy may assist coping, medical foods such as axona or cerefolin-nac perhaps, and maybe usage of Alzheimer's type drugs? A neurologist can help, and many geriatricians can guide all of this. ...Read more

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What is the leading/main cause of heart disease in the U.S.?

What is the leading/main cause of heart disease in the U.S.?

Bad Habits: The majority of heart disease is a result of poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, possibly poor stress management & smoking or tobacco. In addition, genetics plays a role, as well as under treated hypertension, diabetes, and high bad cholesterol. Uncontrollable risk factors for heart disease include age (older), and gender (male). See PCP for risk factor screening and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that smoking can cause heart disease?

Is it true that smoking can cause heart disease?

Yes: The surgeon general based on extensive evidence has concluded that cigarette smoking causes heart disease as well as many other diseases. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could fluoride cause heart disease in those under age 40?

Could fluoride cause heart disease in those under age 40?

No: Not to the best of my knowledge and I have not seen any articles referencing this as a cause. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking coffee to cause heart disease?

Is it possible for drinking coffee to cause heart disease?

Possible: It is much harder to link a direct effect of the coffee, to the development of heart disease; however, the things associated with coffee drinking, such as increased stress or lack of adequate sleep, can increase your risks. Consider abstinence. Visit PCP regularly. ...Read more

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With a structurally normal heart, what heart disease cause palpitations?

With a structurally normal heart, what heart disease cause palpitations?

PALPITATIONS W/U: CARDIAC WORK UP NEEDS TO Done exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO. If all testing is normal an EPS TEST NEEDS TO BE DONE TO TRY AND PROVOKE THE RYTHM. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ANXIETY can also precipitate palpitations ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol cause heart disease?

Can high cholesterol cause heart disease?

Yes: High cholesterol (mainly the ldl) is a risk factor for development of coronary artery disease. It is most important in patients with other "risk factors" like diabetes, smoking, hypertension, family history & obesity. ...Read more

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Is asthma caused by rheumatic heart disease?

Is asthma caused by rheumatic heart disease?

No: Both are immune aberations but the two diseases are not related. ...Read more

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How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

Curved nails: Curved fingernails are characterized by the curving down of the tip of the nail. The nail bed is softened and there is a spongy sensation when the nail is pressed. This condition is also known as nail clubbing. Curved fingernails are associated with heart problems, lung disease, and other underlying health problems. However, it can also be caused without any health problem. ...Read more

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Do you think that multiple myeloma could cause heart disease?

Do you think that multiple myeloma could cause heart disease?

It is possible: Some forms of myeloma secrete a protein called a light chain that can invade organs like the heard or liver and cause it to function poorly. Most of the problems with the heart arise from many of the early treatments of myeloma which included a drug called adriomycin. Modern chemotherapy can still cause heart problems but not at the same rate. ...Read more

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Can the nicotine in electronic cigarettes cause heart disease?

Can the nicotine in electronic cigarettes cause heart disease?

Controversial: E-cigarettes were introduced into usa market in 2007. It's a vaporizer of liquid nicotine without tobacco. In 2009 fda tested few varieties. Few known cancer producing agents were found. Resulting in fda publicity discouraging the use of e-cig. That move raise more controversies. Other medical association recommend its use. No data on heart disease at this moment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

Autoantibodies: Rheumatic heart disease is one of the complications of an untreated strep infection. A month or more after the infection, the body has made antibodies that mistale the tissue of the heart for the germ they were designed to fight. Over time thease antibodies cause inflamation of the heart and can injure the valves. After the acute phase is past, you have a weaker heart with leaky valves and murmurs. ...Read more

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Rheumatic heart disease, could this cause you to have heart murmurs?

Rheumatic heart disease, could this cause you to have heart murmurs?

Yes: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart, most commonly the heart valves. Early cardiac findings of acute rheumatic fever include mitral insufficiency and aortic insufficiency. Long-term consequences of rheumatic heart disease include the development mitral stenosis and/or aortic stenosis. The tricuspid and pulmonary valves can also be affected. ...Read more

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Why is it important to keep track of your weight if you have heart disease?

Why is it important to keep track of your weight if you have heart disease?

Effective monitor: Your heart is a pump. If the pump isn't doing its job, fluid backs up behind it. Blood being pumped out of the heart to the body is reduced & your organs (especially the kidney) think that they are dehydrated. The kidney stops making urine to 'save' fluid. The volume in the body increases. More fluid, more weight. Voila! Weight becomes an accurate measure of fluid balance. Use same scale! ...Read more

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Can teens have heart disease? What is the main cause of chest pain in teena?

Can teens have heart disease? What is the main cause of chest pain in teena?

Not likely heart: Heart disease in a healthy teenager is of low likelihood unless there is strong family history and/or risk factors such as tobacco abuse, cocaine abuse, etc. Common causes of chest pain in an otherwise healthy teenager are anxiety, costochrondritis, or acid reflux. Very athletic teenagers (e.g. football or basketball players) can develop cardiomyopathy but it rarely presents as chest pain. ...Read more

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How to stop 10day old hiccup. What are its causes. Is it related to heart disease

How to stop 10day old hiccup. What are its causes. Is it related to heart disease

10 days of...: Or hiccups in a 10 day old infant? If infant, call pediatrician. If adult, see md. Could be due to irritation of diaphragm from various causes, e.g. Inflammation of esoph/stomach, lung, liver, spleen; ulcer disease, ; tumor of any of above; heart issues; brain lesions; stress, or other. Needs md evaluation. Rx available. ...Read more

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What would cause your pulse to remain over 100bpm at rest with no history of heart disease?

What would cause your pulse to remain over 100bpm at rest with no history of heart disease?

Long list: Dehydration, caffeine, anxiety, anemia, high thyroid hormone levels are a few. Meds like albuterol can also. Amphetamines can cause tachycardia for over a day. It sounds like you might be most concerned with arrythmias like atrial fibrillation, flutter or others. Your physician will evaluate possible causes and treat or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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I am a student of 2nd year in medical. My question is that, that how rheumatic heart disaese causes valvular heart disease?

I am a student of 2nd year in medical. My question is that, that how rheumatic heart disaese causes valvular heart disease?

Reference: "pathogenesis of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: evasive after half a century of clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory investigation"

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1768618/. ...Read more

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Doc im furqan from indonesia what is the cause of heart disease? What kind of activities I have to do to prevent that disease?

Doc im furqan from indonesia what is the cause of heart disease? What kind of activities I have to do to prevent that disease?

Heart disease: They several different kinds of heart diseases. The most common risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, smoking, high body fat, high cholesterol, diabetes, lack of physical activity. You can reduce your chances of getting heart disease by eating a balanced low fat low carbohydrate diet rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts, exercising regularly, reducing salt intake, avoid smoking. ...Read more

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Do you have to exercise with coronory heart disease 60 % mid LAD as I never do any form of exercise will it cause me worse issues.

Do you have to exercise with coronory heart disease 60 % mid LAD as I never do any form of exercise will it cause me worse issues.

Exercise will help.: Plaque in the arteries is a living tissue, not a cement block in the parking lot. It is in a constant state of "remodeling", sometimes progressing, sometimes regressing. A recent study out of england showed exercise may be as effective as medications for cad. In any event, get a stress test first to make sure you are safe to exercise, then try to tip the scales in favor of "plaque regression". ...Read more

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Can cancer in the blood cause heart disease? Is it possible for people with cancers of the blood to develop heart disease as a result? .

Can cancer in the blood cause heart disease? Is it possible for people with cancers of the blood to develop heart disease as a result? .

Yes: It is unusual, but possible, for acute leukemia or other blood cancers to cause heart problems by blocking blood flow to the heart, growing in the the fluid surrounding the heart, or even forming tumors in the lymph nodes nearby and compressing the heart. More commonly, heart disease in blood cancer patients is a result of the medicines (often anthracyclines) or radiation used in treatment. ...Read more

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How much will 1 hour excercise per day. Healthy weight and eating. No smoking. Light drinking reduce risk of heart disease through life? Male 22

How much will 1 hour excercise per day. Healthy weight and eating. No smoking. Light drinking reduce risk of heart disease through life? Male 22

Great benefit: There's no hard number, but you'll be at about 1/10 the risk of serious heart disease in middle age compared with peers who are slugs. Most important is establishing habits now, at your age. No matter what direction your life takes -- the time commitments of job & family -- I hope that staying fit will always be a priority. It's a great gift you can give yourself and the people you love. ...Read more

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I exercise, eat well, and am at a healthy weight. I have high lp (a) cholesterol and some genetic risks for heart disease. How can I reduce my risk?

I exercise, eat well, and am at a healthy weight. I have high lp (a) cholesterol and some genetic risks for heart disease. How can I reduce my risk?

Risk: Heightened risk is operational each day, give serious consideration to empirical consumption of a statin, antiplatelet, an ACEI and a beta blocker.Look up discussions of "polypill"

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/expert-answers/polypill/faq-20058083 ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

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