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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

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