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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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I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?

I got fast heart beat or heart rate without exercising my heart rate is 106 is that normal for my age at 21 can fear cause heart problems?

No, yes: That heart rate is high for a resting heart rate. Anxiety can sometimes contribute to an elevation in baseline heart rate. I would schedule an appointment with a primary care doctor for a medical checkup, that would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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If your contiously under stress can it cause heart problems? I have been under stress for years with caring for a mental impairment adult and lose of home and theft of money. I try to keep my spirit up but I something or people that my kindness for weakn

If your contiously under stress can it cause heart problems? I have been under stress for years with caring for a mental impairment adult and lose of home and theft of money. I try to keep my spirit up but I something or people that my kindness for weakn

The: The short answer is yes, prolonged stress can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, and we are beginning to understand better that sudden severe emotional trauma can cause cardiac events and is often referred to as "broken heart syndrome" although the exact causes for this are poorly understood. It sounds as if you have a lot going on in your life and I would highly recommend that you find someone you can talk to or a counselor who can help. ...Read more

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Can a toothache cause heart problems?

Can a toothache cause heart problems?

No: Teeth do not cause heart problems, however if you have a heart murmur, or mitral valve prolapse, you could have subacute bacterial endocarditis. Recommend you go visit your physician. ...Read more

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Help can caffeine cause heart problems?

Help can caffeine cause heart problems?

Not likely: In judicious amounts (2-3 cups a day?)
HOWEVER: caffeine may acutely increase blood pressure and also worsen palpitations (premature atrial and ventricular contractions as well as increase chances of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation)
No problems when you drink it in moderation if you have a healthy heart.
Remember also that caffeine is present in energy drinks, colas and other OTC preparations ...Read more

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Can erethema nodusum cause heart problems?

Can erethema nodusum cause heart problems?

Yes.: The most important coincidental disease process is rheumatic heart disease. Rarely is it a sequel of erythema nodosum. ...Read more

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Can HDL level of 2.33 cause heart problems?

Can HDL level of 2.33 cause heart problems?

HDL: Assuming SI units the reported level is considered favorable with respect to cardiovascular risk. Please review the following link
https://labs. Unchealthcare. Org/labstestinfo/h_tests/hdlp. Htm ...Read more

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Will headaches be caused by heart problems?

Will headaches be caused by heart problems?

Possible: More common causes such as migraines, HTN, hyoglycemia, etc are usually checked out first. Input from neuro may be helpful too. If all is negative... Then echo, holter, tilt table test etc can be done. ...Read more

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Which type of heart problems cause anxiety?

Which type of heart problems cause anxiety?

Anxiety: People with anxiety get it from all kinds of heart problems. People without anxiety disorder generally get anxious when they don't understand their heart problem, or for the life threatening ones when they do. ...Read more

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Can magnesium overuse cause long term heart problems?

Can magnesium overuse cause long term heart problems?

No.: Magnesium sulfate can cause toxicity when infused at excessive rates, however its effects quickly dissipate once the infusion is stopped (excreted via urine rather promptly). In extreme cases of severe toxicity cardiac arrest can occur and result in death or permanent deficits in neurological or cardiac function; this is very rare and exceptional. ...Read more

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Can prolonged severe anaemia cause long term heart problems? Even after the anaemia is resolved.

Can prolonged severe anaemia cause long term heart problems? Even after the anaemia is resolved.

Heart dilation: Severe anemia decreases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, so the heart responds by increasing cardiac output. If the anemia is severe, one of the adaptations may be heart enlargement. Wall stress is higher in dilated ventricles, potentially, and this can lead to myocardial remodeling (scar). Repeated transfusion therapy as a treatment for anemia may lead to iron overload of the heart. ...Read more

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Can ingesting 50ml of pure methanol cause heart problems after a week or so? What are your expert opinions?

Can ingesting 50ml of pure methanol cause heart problems after a week or so? What are your expert opinions?

Methanol: In the dose mentioned severe central nervous system damage would likely result. I couldn't find a description of cardiac related toxicity with methanol but the CNS toxicity would be severe. ...Read more

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Can panic disorder cause heart problems?

Can panic disorder cause heart problems?

Not any time soon: Yes, a long lifetime of stress, anxiety and panic can damage all of your bodily systems and the cardiovascular one is a major risk - but it takes a long time. The panic attack 'feels' like a heart attack and many ER visits for suspected HA turn out to be false alarms. At your age panic is much more likely. But you can learn skills in CBT therapy on how to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. Try it! ...Read more

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Can heart problems cause redness in the face, and if so, why? Thank you!

Can heart problems cause redness in the face, and if so, why? Thank you!

No: Heart disease does not cause facial flushing. Niacin, which is used for heart disease often causes flushing. A rare disease called carcinoid syndrome which is due to excess serotonin can cause flushing but most flushing is related to temperature, emotions, exercise, alcohol or allergies. It may just be normal for you. Are you fair? ...Read more

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Easily tired when doing exercise no heart problems what else could cause it?

Easily tired when doing exercise no heart problems what else could cause it?

Tired: Lots of possibilities, deconditioning, anemia, depression, low thyroid, pulmonary problems, mechanical problems and more. If you start with low levels of exercise and increase slowly over weeks but don't improve, see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a safe calcium to take for osteoporosis that doesn't cause heart problems?

Is there a safe calcium to take for osteoporosis that doesn't cause heart problems?

Balance: Limit calcium intake to 500 mg daily if also eating well. Balance calcium with magnesium, and calcium:magnesium in 1:1 or 1:2 ratio is good. I prefer 1:2 ratio. Test vit d and replete to goal serum level of 60. Also test zinc and supplement if not in upper half of reference range. Consider boron, vanadium, and strontium in small doses. Limit alcohol. Exercise as tolerated. ...Read more

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Does taking creatine monohydrate cause heart problems?

Does taking creatine monohydrate cause heart problems?

Look up: Creatine retains fluid in muscles which makes them bigger and gives a mechanical advantage. I am unaware of any heart adverse side effect even tho extra fluid in the heart is not a great idea. I recommend that all supplements be taken only 5 days a week so as not to become adapted to them, in this case i'd skip a sunday and thursday. Try google for more info, www, thepmcorg for more about me. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on ADHD medication cause heart problems later on in life?

Unlikely: Very high doses of stimulants definitely can affect the heart, including the possibility of a heart attack. However, unless there is an actual heart attack, there should be no lasting effect of a single overdose on the heart. Such high doses, done repeatedly, can affect many organs of the body, including not only the heat but also the brain. So, prevent overdose--accidental or on purpose. ...Read more

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Can having a kidney transplant cause heart problems?

Can having a kidney transplant cause heart problems?

Yes: The main cause of death in transplant patients is cardiovascular. This is at least in part due to the required medications after transplantation. ...Read more

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Can bad teeth cause heart problems?

Can bad teeth cause heart problems?

Yes: "bad teeth", whether you mean tooth decay and/or gum disease is caused by bacteria. Unlike short term infections, like a cold, when you have "bad teeth" your exposure to these bacteria is long term (several years). This can lead to an increase risk of both heart disease and stroke. ...Read more

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What can cause drooling while sleeping? I am having heart problems and uising Bisobel

What can cause drooling while sleeping? I am having heart problems and uising Bisobel

Gravity plus: Pooled saliva can result in drooling if you are on your side or on your stomach while sleeping. ...Read more

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If you use nitroquick (nitroglycerin) will it cause you any heart problems?

If you use nitroquick (nitroglycerin) will it cause you any heart problems?

No: Nitroquick (nitroglycerin) (brand name for Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets or spray) does not (ever) cause heart disease. If you take it more often than advised, it can cause your blood pressure to fall quickly, even causing you to pass out. This is a drug effect and not a disease. Nitroquick (nitroglycerin) is both very fast acting and lasts for a very brief time. It is no longer active 15-30 minutes after taking it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if low potassium causes anxiety or heart problems?

Can you tell me if low potassium causes anxiety or heart problems?

Low potassium: Can cause disorientation and is very dangerous. Get some medical help, got to the ER or urgent care. You can be lightheaded and unable to walk and. An MD can tell you if it causes heart problems. Then you can rule out anxiety after ruling out the medical issues first. ...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