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Causes Of Heart Attacks In Young Women
Yes: Losing too much weight too fast can lead to chemical changes in the body that coupled with excessive exercise, perhaps in a person not in good physical shape to start, could lead to cardiac issues. The best approach in my opinion is to seek medical assitance to determine how much weight to lose and how fast and if you are in good enough shape to embark on a particular exercise program. ...Read more
No: Life's difficult enough without these internet superstitions -- or getting obsessive about what kind of fat is in what whenever you feel like doing something you want to do. Enjoy your coconut. ...Read more
Can smoking alone cause a heart attack in 41 year old woman. or would you have to have other uncontrolled risk factors?
Probability: It's all a matter of probabilities. A 41 yo woman with BP of 120, cholesterol 200, HDL of 50, BP of 120 who doesn't smoke has 0.7% ten year risk of heart attack. If she smokes, her risk is 2.7%. To calc your own risk, goto: http://my.americanheart.org/professional/StatementsGuidelines/Prevention-Guidelines_UCM_457698_SubHomePage.jsp - Then click on "Launch Web Version". ...Read more
Of course: Sudden cardiac death is an unexpected death caused by loss of heart function. It is the leading cause of heart-related deaths around the world. According to a a recent study, smoking may double a woman’s risk of sudden cardiac death. At the same time quitting can reduce that risk significantly over time. Time to quit! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a heart attack. my BP is under control on med I do smoke but no heart disease. I am 41 female. Should I be scared?
Quit Smoking: Tobacco causes damage in the lining of your blood vessels and increased clumping of platelets (clots). Smoking causes heart attacks, strokes, leg amputations, lung disease and cancer. You're a young woman - it's time for you to quit smoking! Other than rapidly opening blocked arteries in an acute heart attack the only intervention to save more hearts is quitting smoking!! Do it today!! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
41 female no heart disease all blood and strs test normal on BP med press good I smoke can this alone cause me to have a sudden heart attack?
AbsolutelyStressTest: of very low value because they are totally incapable of detecting arterial disease. They are only partially capable of detecting complications of very advanced arterial disease, i.e. severe narrowing (e.g. >75%) due to clots over previous plaque ruptures; see the illustration I have attached. While EKG stress tests work best, they are still very insensitive; Docs perform because insurance pays. ...Read more
Hi am 27 yrs old and have a lower heart valve that is part closed. Can that cause a heart attack or a stroke? Or am i to young to have any of those?
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