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Rapid Weight Loss And Heart Problems
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
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?
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
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
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
No: Never try any medicine without the advice by your doctor. ...Read more
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
Can ingesting 50ml of pure methanol cause heart problems after a week or so? What are your expert opinions?
Can gastric problems mimic heart problems and if so, what types of problems can cause it? I have a clean bill of health regarding my heart.
Are u more prone to get heart problems if it reacts to everything too extreme? Like if pulse goes up and down really fast and u can almost control it?
Tachycardia: If you suffer from extreme tachycardia you may develop weakness of your heart. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
If you eat a lot of: It high BP can can result.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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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