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What is the relationship between fast food and heart disease?

What is the relationship between fast food and heart disease?

Salt and fat: Fast food is often high in salt and fat, which can cause high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, respectively, as well as obesity, all of which can cause heart disease. Foods high in sugar can cause obesity and diabetes, which can cause heart disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Relationship of GERD and heart disease?

Relationship of GERD and heart disease?

None known: Gerd is due to a faulty valve between the stomach and the esophagus. "heart disease" typically refers to plaque formation in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between heart disease and poverty?

Is there a connection between heart disease and poverty?

Unproven-suggested: Several large studies on cvd suggest that there is an association between cvd and poverty. The variables in the studies were not controlled and therefore the results were not proven. Poverty in the us is associated with a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fats, tobacco usage and increased alcohol intake. These factors are known to be associated with cvd and be confounding the data. ...Read more

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What is the connection between diabetes and heart disease?

What is the connection between diabetes and heart disease?

Increased risk : Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease by accelerating the damage of the vessels in our body, especially the heart. It increases the hardening of our heart vessels and shrinks these vessels making it harder for the heart to get the necessary oxygen supply it needs.At least 65% of people with diabetes will die from some type of heart disease or stroke. ...Read more

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Any association between headache and heart disease?

Any association between headache and heart disease?

Maybe: You need to have a complete exam by your primary care to determine what the problems are. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between heart disease and depression?

Is there any relationship between heart disease and depression?

Yes: People with depression are more prone to heart disease for a variety of reasons, not the least not caring for oneself, eating poorly and not exercising. The opposite is also true as people with heart conditions get depressed from impaired function, lack of exercise and possible medication side effects. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between CAD and other heart disease?

What is the relationship between CAD and other heart disease?

Same disease process: Same disease process different locations in the arterial system. ...Read more

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What is the link between heart disease and gum disease and how?

What is the link between heart disease and gum disease and how?

They are linked: Scientific studies have shown that people with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease than those with healthy gums and better oral health. ...Read more

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What is relationship of gum and heart disease?

2x risk of heart ds: Researchers have found that people with periodontal (gum) disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can also exacerbate existing heart conditions. Patients at risk for infective endocarditis may require antibiotics prior to dental procedures. So get to your dentist for frequent cleanings and floss! ...Read more

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What is the relationship between genetics and behavioral eating habits?

What is the relationship between genetics and behavioral eating habits?

Non-mendelian: The genetics of behavior and in particular behavioral eating falls under the category of complex genetics where there are multiple genes contributing. Unlike many heritable conditions, a single gene is not associated with a specific eating habit. There are conditions like prader-willi syndrome where the eating habit has a more direct genetic link. For most, there is not a direct link. ...Read more

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Whats the relationship between strokes and cardiovascular disease and a lack of sleep?

Whats the relationship between strokes and cardiovascular disease and a lack of sleep?

Oxidative metabolism: The commonality is due to inflammation, the standard method of body defenses. No inflammation, no healing: too much inflammation = inflammatory disease, the yin and yang of balance that is the nuts and bolts of our physiology. We now know that inflammation is inirtiated from the "computer" that is the lower brain. This is highly sensitive to lousy diet. ...Read more

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What's the difference between coronary and chronic heart disease?

What's the difference between coronary and chronic heart disease?

Location and time: Coronary heart disease is the arteriosclorotic process afecting the coronary arteries. Chronic heart disease, the word chronic denotes long term. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease ?

Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease ?

A bit..: Coronary heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease can involve disease of other blood vessels, including the carotid arteries, aorta, and the peripheral blood vessels particularly of the legs. ...Read more

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Is there a link between kidney disease and heart disease?

Is there a link between kidney disease and heart disease?

Disease: Commonly atherosclerotic disease will affect both the kidney and the heart. Independently however because they are both essential organs the functions of each affects the other very importantly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between coronary heart disease and chronic heart disease?

Heart disease: Heart disease refers to any problem primarily involving the heart. This can be acute (comes on suddenly and/or short duration) or chronic (long time coming, lasts a long time). Coronary artery disease is where the arteries that feed your heart become diseased and cause the heart to be starved for blood. This chronic problem can have acute elements, like a heart attack. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between an abdominal aortic aneurysm and eating disorders?

Is there any relationship between an abdominal aortic aneurysm and eating disorders?

Likely No: Abdominal aortic aneurysms generally have no symptoms. Often called a silent killer. A very large aneurysm in a small person could push on the abdominal contents and cause early full symptoms. Atherosclerosis disease of the blood vessels going to the intestines can cause pain after eating. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between heart burn and heart attack?

Is there a relationship between heart burn and heart attack?

No: But they both cause chest pain that may feel the same and be in the same location. Err on the side of caution. Assume it's heart attack until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between heart disease and poverty?

Unproven-suggested: Several large studies on cvd suggest that there is an association between cvd and poverty. The variables in the studies were not controlled and therefore the results were not proven. Poverty in the us is associated with a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fats, tobacco usage and increased alcohol intake. These factors are known to be associated with cvd and be confounding the data. ...Read more

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What is the connection between diabetes and heart disease?

Increased risk : Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease by accelerating the damage of the vessels in our body, especially the heart. It increases the hardening of our heart vessels and shrinks these vessels making it harder for the heart to get the necessary oxygen supply it needs.At least 65% of people with diabetes will die from some type of heart disease or stroke. ...Read more

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Does milk increase risk of heart disease?I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection

Does milk increase risk of heart disease?I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection

Sadly there is: A lot of controversial opinions at the internet. A theory developed early 1960 -1980's linking milk homogenization and production of an enzyme call xanthine oxidase with an increase in coronary artery disease. Subsequent prospective epideomological studies have failed to showed that direct effect. In my opinion drink your milk but if you are worry change to soy milk. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between psoriatic arthritis and heart disease?

Is there a connection between psoriatic arthritis and heart disease?

Yes : People with psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis) have higher incidence of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hyperglycemia, hypertension and obesity, all risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis, presumably due to the inflammatory nature of the condition is more common in pa. There is some evidence suggesting anti-tnf therapy lowers the cardiovascular risk in patients with pa. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease/heart attacks? What would it be?

Is there a connection between rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease/heart attacks? What would it be?

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis (and any chronic inflammatory state) accelerates formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the blood vessels, and hence is a risk factor for causing heart attacks. Moreover, chronic steroid use (if used to treat ra) may cause metabolic changes that predispose for heart attacks as well. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any connection between lumps in the hand and heart disease?

Please let me know if there is any connection between lumps in the hand and heart disease?

Not usually: Except for janeway lesions (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/janeway_lesion) - which is indicative of infective endocarditis (and these are very rare!), there's no association. ...Read more

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Is there some connection between congenital heart disease and facial asymmetry?

Possibly: Congenital heart disease may be associated with other syndromes that can affect facial features. Your pediatric cardiologist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more

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How can one's food eating habits over time contribute to the development of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer?

How can one's food eating habits over time contribute to the development of diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or cancer?

Foods: Clearly there are genetic factors involved but by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, not smoking and avoiding toxins you can prevent some or all of these diseases. Just by eating healthy and not being obese you will avoid most of these. Ther are a number of diets and recommendations so you should find what works for you. ...Read more

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Does my high cholesterol make it more likely i will develop heart disease? My cholesterol is a little high, but my doctor isn't recommending medication to lower it yet. I'm working on healthier eating habits, but i'm worried if i don't get my cholesterol

Does my high cholesterol make it more likely i will develop heart disease? My cholesterol is a little high, but my doctor isn't recommending medication to lower it yet. I'm working on healthier eating habits, but i'm worried if i don't get my cholesterol

Heart : Heart disease risk depends on many factors and blood cholesterol level is one of them. Below i attached a link to a website that has a heart disease risk calculator and other heart disease-related information. Hope you will find this calculator useful. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between heart disease and gum disease? My dentist is treating me for gum disease, and mentioned that there may be a link between heart disease and gum disease. Is this true? Do I have to worry about heart disease now as well as losin

Is there a connection between heart disease and gum disease? My dentist is treating me for gum disease, and mentioned that there may be a link between heart disease and gum disease. Is this true? Do I have to worry about heart disease now as well as losin

Connection, sort of: While medical and dental researchers see connections between the the oral bacteria that cause gum disease and the bacterial plaque in coronary arteries, are starting to see part of the inflammatory cascade of both diseases and the american heart association still require a dental clearance before heart valve surgery, the direct and specific link is not fully completely understood. Stand by 4 more! ...Read more

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Is surgery always necessary for heart disease? I am hoping that i can control my heart disease with medication, and better diet and exercise habits. Will i end up needing open heart surgery in the long run? .

Is surgery always necessary for heart disease? I am hoping that i can control my heart disease with medication, and better diet and exercise habits. Will i end up needing open heart surgery in the long run?

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It depends: Often, heart disease is treated with lifestyle modification and medicines. Sometimes it can be treated with procedures involving needles and wires but not surgery. Open heart surgery is only considered for some heart diseases, and then only when the risks associated with such invasive surgery are outweighed by the benefits of surgery. ...Read more

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I have kidney failure , heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit.I have lost the use of my legs i need help?

I have kidney failure , heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit.I have lost the use of my legs i need help?

First things first: When facing big challenges you can really only focus on one thing at a time, trying to take one step forward. It sounds like the major problem that is in your hands to change is the drug habit. Seeking help and getting clean may open other doors to important health care options. For example, you would only be a kidney transplant candidate after being clean for at least 6-12 months. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Does eating fatty foods cause heart disease?

Does eating fatty foods cause heart disease?

Depends on type : It depends the type of fats. Saturated fats have long been blamed as a cause of heart disease but the best current evidence is the fat most implicated is synthetic trans fats. However, when polyunsaturated vegetable oils are fried they also become toxic ; cause heart disease. See http://bit.Ly/1bgp8bx ; http://bit.Ly/17ooud3 ; http://bit.Ly/19jykvj ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt ; http://bit.Ly/13o0nkq. ...Read more

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Can eating milk chocolate decrease my risk for heart disease?

Can eating milk chocolate decrease my risk for heart disease?

No: Dark chocolate, in moderation (1 small piece / day) appears to help lower the risk of heart and vascular disease. Milk chocolate does not have the same benefits due to the additives used to turn it into "milk" chocolate. ...Read more

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What are the risks of heart disease and what food should I be eating?

What are the risks of heart disease and what food should I be eating?

Fiber: The risks of heart disease include having a heart attack, stroke , which will cause a huge imact on your daily life activities and you wil lose your abilty to work for some time, even permanently. Lots of nutrition books available from the library , online book sellers. If you have access to the web try: www.Eatright.Org www.Foodinsight.Org. ...Read more

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I have heart disease with stents here. How to control eating the wrong foods under stress?

I have heart disease with stents here. How to control eating the wrong foods under stress?

Foods/stress: You are talking about understanding you shouldn't cheat on your diet but not being able to handle stress without breaking down. You need to learn to handle stress better. Meditation can help but you may need a mental health professional to help you with your stress reaction. ...Read more

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Why do some people in 20s & 30s develop heart disease? Is it from eating bad? or mainly because of family history?

Why do some people in 20s & 30s develop heart disease? Is it from eating bad? or mainly because of family history?

Both, more family: Developing heart disease from blockage of coronary arteries is, fortunately, uncommon in the 20's/30's and if due to poor diet, many more people would have the problem! Most often there is a family history with genetically abnormal blood fat/lipid problems or high blood pressure. Early and lots of smoking also contributes. Very important for those with family history to optimize risk factors:) ...Read more

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Does eating saturated fat decrease your chance of developing heart disease?

NO: Saturated fats may actually be a factor in increasing LDL (bad) cholesterol. Changing to mono or poly UN saturated fats may improve it. Weight loss, exercising, not smoking and not being sedentary, (as well as controlling Hypertension, Diabetes and Hyperlipidemia) are the best ticket to good health, independently of age ...Read more

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Could 2 days of eating junk affect coronory heart disease even though on statins ?

Could 2 days of eating junk affect coronory heart disease even though on statins ?

Nope: Sorry - 2 days of anything isn't going to cut it, statins or no. Unless it's 2 days of cocaine. That could do it (and, for ~8% of users, does). ...Read more

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I eat flour every day and I have diabete and heart disease can eating flour hurt me?

I eat flour every day and I have diabete and heart disease can eating flour hurt me?

Whole wheat flour: Hi. Refined flour (white) flour is junk and should not be consumed. The whiter the bread, the sooner you're dead. Foods closer to nature are better. Whole grain flours are much more nutritious and also a good source of dietary fiber. So flour is not the bad guy...refined flour is the bad guy. Stick with whole grain, and less processed foods in general. Same for rice: brown, not white. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more