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Can I Have A Heart Attack From Too Much Exercise
Yes: The heart is a muscular organ and like any muscle can be overworked to the point of failure. Studies have shown that even well trained marathon runners show signs of heart failure during marathons. To avoid overexerting your heart, train in a graduated fashion in moderation. Work with your physician and a trainer to establish a good cardio training regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pace yourself: Regular exercise lowers long-term risk by improving many heart risk factors. But if someone already has plaques & inflammation in their arteries, a heart attack could occur during exercise, esp if we overdo it like extreme weightlifting (which makes blood pressure shoot up) or getting very dehydrated racing on a hot day. Use common sense by building up workouts gradually under safe conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Stress can increase the demand for blood flow to the heart. If the coronary arteries have blockages, then they may not be able to supply enough blood to the heart muscle and a heart attack can occur. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or "broken heart syndrome" can also be caused by stress. This condition causes the heart to enlarge and pump poorly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on a junk food and no exercise stint for 3 months .. I eat excess sugar n fat every day.. I'm 25 can I have a heart attack right now from it?
You are not: Helping ward one off with those activities, but those things alone aren't enough. Risk factors for premature heart disease include genetic predisposition, diabetes, male sex, overweight, sedentary, smoking, seriously elevated cholesterol, and hypertension. See your doctor for a risk assessment and knock off the junk food, ....Use the money for a gym membership. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is a 24 year old female to have a heart attack no drink no drugs exercise regular but over weight
32yo, bmi=32, high cholesterol, fibromyalgia & anxiety. My fibro pain/anxiety makes me fear i'll have a heart attack during much needed exercise. Help!?
Obesity heart attack: There is no definite age that a person can not have a heart attack at. Autopsies on young soldiers from the vietnam era identified atherosclerotic disease. And our eating habits have gotten worse. Many older teenagers and young adults have measurable elevated cholesterol levels and elevated blood pressure. The importance of diet/exercise can not be over stated to coronary health at any age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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