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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

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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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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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?

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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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

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