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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 3 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
I am a 28 year old woman who has been under a great deal of stress lately. I read stress causes heart disease. Could I be at risk of having a heart attack?
Myth: The stuff about "type A personality" causing heart disease was a fake subsidized by millions of dollars of tobacco company money to divert attention from the real cause. "Stress" may be good or bad -- the good kind gets me up in the morning to be productive; it's bad only when you can't cope (i.e., trapped in a bad situation). Hoping things get better, but I'm not persuaded this ever caused a MI. ...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?
Can stress in a 23yo female cause a heart attack. Can chest ache that lasts for days be a heart attack. It isnt painfull or get worse?
2 Normal ecgs, have an echo next week but terrified of SCA. Afraid to sleep or exercise. Uncle had heart attack young, grandma stroke. 19 yr female.
Of no CAD can smoking alone cause a heart attack or do u have to have other uncontrolled risk factor 41 female on BP med pressure good all blood good.
I am a 23 year old woman. I been having chest pains since february. I don't want to consider it being a heart attack. Last time I told my doctor this she said i'm too young to have a heart attack? If its not a heart attack than what could it be? I do not
I have 2 of woman heart attack symptoms, pain in the middle of my chest and pain in the neck and jaw. Could this be some other cause?
Young female. Anxiety disorder victim. Cholesrol levels are fine according to blood test. AKG is fine. But still have concerns of Heart Attack.Advice?
Can a heart attack last for days. Is it possible a 22yo female to have a heart attack or can severe aniexty cause chest ache and back ache?
Would be rare: Common things are common and rare things are rare. It would be extremely uncommon for you to have a heart attack at 22 that has lasted for "days" and still be alive.It is VERY common to have anxiety that leads you to believe this and have the symptoms you describe. You do need to see your doctor to make sure no medical conditions causing your anxiety and for referral to a psychologist who can help ...Read more
I have prehypertension. BP is 135/85. Both my parents have hypertension. Scared I'm going to have heart attack or stroke young. 19 y/o female. Help?
What could be the cause of a female 69 yr old fall without blacking out female has a stent in her heart for a blockage. Has had 1 heart attack. Has had breast cancer within the last 5 yrs. An had a breast removed an has been tested for heart problems now
Needs more work up : This could be related to her heart and less likely her breast cancer but there are many other causes of a fall without blacking out. Breast cancer is probably the least likely but metastases to the brain can happen and may cause stroke-like symptoms that could cause a fall without passing out. However, this really is unlikely. She needs further work up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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