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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

Cardiovascular diseases refer to the diseases of the heart or blood vessels.

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What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

What can I do to treat cardiovascular diseases?

Risk factors: Treatment of risk factors and lifestyle changes are the cornerstone of therapy. Stop smoking , lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Treat diabetes, diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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How does diabetes link to cardiovascular disease?

How does diabetes link to cardiovascular disease?

Bad Company: There's a lot more to type 2 diabetes than high sugars. Type 2 diabetes is associated with high blood pressure, cholesterol abnormalities. All these separately cause blocked arteries, and when combined cause people to have dramatically higher-than-normal risk for heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death.. People w/ diabetes have the same risk for heart attack as someone who's already had one. ...Read more

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Eat Healthier (Tip)

Eat Healthier

Following a mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular diseases and events. ...See more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
Daily
Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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What are the main symptoms of cardiovascular diseases that people have?

Depends: Too many to list, but common ones include palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, leg pain with exertion, leg swelling, diziziness. ...Read more

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How will being diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease alter my daily life?

How will being diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease alter my daily life?

Depends on: The extent and severity. Cardiovascular disease does not necessarily have to alter your life . There are very effective treatments that enable individuals to lead normal lives. It depends however on the specific problem. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Tip)

Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease

There are three types of polycystic kidney disease: 1. Dominant, 2. Recessive, 3. Acquired. ...See more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Drink at least 2L of water
Daily
Avoid irritating foods
Daily
Empty bladder 4-6 times per day
Daily
Empty bladder after intercourse
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What are the different stress tests for cardiovascular disease?

What are the different stress tests for cardiovascular disease?

Several : Common types of stress tests are either nuclear based or echo based . Nuclear tracer goes everywhere blood goes, so if the scan shows a "cold spot" where no tracer is found a blockage is possible. Echo based studies are based on wall motion. If at peak stress theres a wall motion abnoramilty than a blockage may be responsible.If one can't walk a chemical to simulate execise can be used. ...Read more

Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more

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Cardiovascular Infections (Definition)

Cardiovascular infections are infections of the heart or blood vessels, ...Read more

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