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Can heart disease be caused by a virus? Is heart disease ever caused by something like a virus? .

Can heart disease be caused by a virus? Is heart disease ever caused by something like a virus?

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Yes: Virus can cause muscle damage and a weak heart muscle called a cardiomyopathy. May be temporary or permanent. Viral titers in the right clinical setting would help support the diagnosis but not neccesary. Usually a clinical DX or a DX of exclusion. ...Read more

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Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


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How is gallbladder disease be caused by an unhealthy diet?

How is gallbladder disease be caused by an unhealthy diet?

Cholesterol: We are not 100 percent certain on how this happens, but some gallstones are made of cholesterol. The assumption is that high cholesterol levels can induce the formation of gallstones, but this is not always the case. There re many factors associated with the formation of gallstones and sometimes dieting alternated with periods of food binges can be as bad and a promotor of gallstones. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning normally caused by bacteria?

Is food poisoning normally caused by bacteria?

Bugs and toxins: Bacteria and preformed bacterial toxins such as staphylococcus toxin and botulinum toxin. Bacteria are the commonest cause. ...Read more

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Is leaky stool caused by food posioning?

Is leaky stool caused by food posioning?

2: Leaky stool is most commonly a manifestion of weak anal sphincter or internal hemorhoids or rectal prolapse. Any disease that causes diarrhea increases leaky stools. Food poisoing does not cause leaky stool per se. ...Read more

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Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

See below: Pepper spices generally don't but several other "spices" do. Turmeric is one major one. Cumin can too. But if you practice good hygiene and use deodorant, you should be ok. That shouldn't stop you from consuming them though. Turmeric, for example, is excellent for health. It's been shown even in western research to fight cancer and infections. ...Read more

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Can blood poisoning be caused by canned food?

Can blood poisoning be caused by canned food?

Septicemia: Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly. It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. It may come before or at the same time as these infections. ...Read more

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Could food poisoning symptoms be caused by old pots and pans?

Could food poisoning symptoms be caused by old pots and pans?

Pots: Here's some information on the subject: http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036029_cookware_non-stick_chemicals.Html. ...Read more

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What diseases can be caused by high sodium diet?

What diseases can be caused by high sodium diet?

High salt diet: HTN, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, hardening of the arteries, maybe asthma, gastric cancer, osteoporosis, headache, blindness from HTN early death, spending a larger part of your life disabled from the complications of CVD. To mention a few. How to avoid. I recommend the DASH Diet. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 May your pressure be low! ...Read more

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Can geographic tongue caused by a food intolerance or food allergy?

Can geographic tongue caused by a food intolerance or food allergy?

Not that we know of: Geographic tongue is a benign inflammatory condition which has no known definite cause or cure, but is completely harmless. Food intolerance or allergies may cause other tongue conditions such as swelling or itching, but this is different from geographic tongue. ...Read more

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Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Liver disease: There are many causes of liver disease; alcohol is just one of them. Infectious agents for example, can cause problems such as hepatitis a, b, and or c. A chronically fat liver can also cause problems for the patient long-term. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Yes: Especially in children. Many food allergies can be outgrown with maturing immune and gastrointestinal systems. Most patients with diarrhea don't have a true food allergy (involving immune system response) as the cause. Diarrheas may be due to digestive issues (e.g. Celiac sprue), intolerance, malabsorption (e.G lactose), infection (bacterial, viral, parasitic), inflammatory, irritable bowel. ...Read more

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Are the heart regularities caused by Lyme disease fatal?

Are the heart regularities caused by Lyme disease fatal?

Generally not: In very rare cases, one could pass out and require a pacemaker. I personally have never seen that needed. ...Read more

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In what ways can human diseases caused by bacteria and diseases caused by viruses react to antibiotics?

See below: Each type of bacteria has its own special biochemistry and antibiotics work in many ways to stop growth or portions of that biochemistry so to kill the bacteria. Viruses work differently than bacteria and require different chemicals (antivirals) to stop their biochemistry and growth. ...Read more

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Is there diseases in bone caused by food or vitamins?

Is there diseases in bone caused by food or vitamins?

No, but lack of, yes: A lack of vitamin d or inability to metabolize it leads to a condition known as rickets, soft weak bones prone to fracture and deformity. ...Read more

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Is the disease elephantiasis caused by an eubacterium, roundworm, or virus?

Is the disease elephantiasis caused by an eubacterium, roundworm, or virus?

Roundworm: Wucharia bancrofti is a typical cause of elephantiasis but in the us chronic lymph edema from venous disease which can look like elephantiasis is much more common. ...Read more

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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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Is it o.K to just once in while to have chinnese fast food with coronory heart disease as now paranoid.

Is it o.K to just once in while to have chinnese fast food with coronory heart disease as now paranoid.

Moderation?: Well they moderation in all things, but there is a limit to that. They also say, know thyself. So i recommend you get a baseline of your risk for heart disease by getting a physical and fasting labs including your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. You can then decide how much you need to stay healthy. You can also ask for less oil next time you get it as this would also help. ...Read more

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I'v Lost 14-15 lbs in last 14 weeks. I've only stopped eating fast food/greasy/fried food & red meat. Eating homely food -low fat/oil, moderate Curb & veg protein & good fibre. Is this WT loss good or due to serious disease? No Major fatigue.HB 14.

I'v Lost 14-15 lbs in last 14 weeks. I've  only stopped eating fast food/greasy/fried food & red meat. Eating homely food  -low fat/oil, moderate Curb & veg protein & good fibre. Is this WT loss good or due to serious disease? No Major fatigue.HB 14.

Weight loss: First I commend you on your weight-loss. In addition what you are doing is the necessary steps for weight loss, reducing fat suit reducing hi greasy foods cleaning your diet. Losing about 1 to 2 pounds a week is actually an adequate goal and I think you're on target keep it up. ...Read more

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Do eating too much fast food causes prostatitis?

Do eating too much fast food causes prostatitis?

Unlikely, ...: Certain things we consume may incite irritation at voiding to few people but unpredictable. However detailed history to analyze the sequence of events may suggest food-symptom connection. For an average healthy young man of 16, his genito-urinary symptoms are likely related with STD )if having intercourse) or overuse of these area by obsessive masturbation, although one still has to rule out UTI. ...Read more

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Is eating food from fast food such as macdonalds, kfc , etc. Cause pimples ?

Is eating food from fast food such as macdonalds, kfc , etc. Cause pimples ?

Acne and food: Acne is usually caused from increased oil or sebum production under hormonal influences. Greasy foods are not typically linked to acne flares. A well balanced diet with exercise is always a good idea. See a dermatologist for acne treatment. ...Read more

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How much fast food would you have to eat to cause a heartattack?

How much fast food would you have to eat to cause a heartattack?

It Depends: No one answer fits everyone here. It depends on the health of your cardiovascular system before during and after eating fast foods laden with saturated fats, excessive calories and sugars wh ich can contribute to pre- diabetes or diabetes and thus significanty increase your risk of heart disease and heart attack. Always ask to see the nutritional information at any fast food resturant. ...Read more

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Do eating fast food cause you to have no energy?

Do eating fast food cause you to have no energy?

Yes and: No.,. If the "fast food" is carbohydrate (especially sugar) a "rebound" may occur and the low blood sugar resulting may make you feel weak (Ie: "no energy") Hope this helps! BTW Try PROTEIN containing "fast foods" Dr Z ...Read more

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What damage can cause eating fast food while taking metformin?

Not a crisis: Managing diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome or one of the related illnesses is a long-term concern. Sensible eating is important, but you're not going to precipitate a catastrophe by eating something greasy. ...Read more

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Could most fast food, like mcdonalds and jack n box cause cancer?

I don't think so: Others here will disagree. Everything causes everything if you perform an inept retrospective study. This kind of food has many objectionable features and greatly speeds the process of getting fat, which is linked to a few cancers (famously endometrial). Studies of diet and cancer are so contradictory and perplexing that i've decided that there's little there. Eat sensibly and exercise. ...Read more

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What to do if i need a book about why fast food is not the cause of obesity?

What to do if i need a book about why fast food is not the cause of obesity?

It is one cause: Fast food is definitely one major contributor to obesity. The carbs and altered fats(high heat) both are bad for you. A great book that you can get information from is called - why we get fat, by gary taubes. ...Read more

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Might eating excessive amounts of fast food during a short span of time cause chest pain?

Might eating excessive amounts of fast food during a short span of time cause chest pain?

Yes: Diet is great contributor to gastroesophageal reflux which is a major cause of chest pain (heartburn).There is a sphincter(muscle) at end of esophagus that controls reflux from stomach into esophagus. High fat meals and fried foods tend to decrease muscle tone and delay stomach emptying thereby increasing the risk of reflux.Large meals increase the likelihood of increased gastric (stomach) pressur. ...Read more

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Can a decrease of fast food consumption cause constipation?

Can a decrease of fast food consumption cause constipation?

Yes: If your definition of constipation is infrequent stools then the less one eats the less frequent one's bowel movements. If you eat more or put in mort you will get more out. ...Read more

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Can too much fast food consumption in one day cause chest pain?

Can too much fast food consumption in one day cause chest pain?

Chest pain??: You should get that chest pain checked asap. Of course fast food is not the best option for any reason. We should know the cause of that chest pain in order to draw conclusions like that; go to an er or to a dr s office asap; and we will discuss it once you have a clear diagnosis of this pain. ...Read more

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After getting off accutane.....Can eating fast food and chocolates cause breakout?

Acne: It is a common belief that greasy food, or chocolate can cause acne. It is still very controversial if there is any food causing acne. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's really a myth that fast food can cause acne?

Is it true that it's really a myth that fast food can cause acne?

Yes: The studies are consistent; diet has almost zero effect on acne -- and i was surprised also. Why not eat something more wholesome for it's own sake, and because it actually tastes better? Cheers. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could working in a fast food place cause breathing problems?

Please tell me, could working in a fast food place cause breathing problems?

Possibly: There are many things in the air that can irritate or cause allergy in the lungs. There could be cleaning products at the workplace or there may be food items that you react to. If your breathing is consistently better when you are away from work then it's more likely to be an exposure at work. Try asking your company's safety officer to look into what may be the cause. ...Read more

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Can eating to much fast food block up your intestines and cause acid reflux ?

Can eating to much fast food block up your intestines and cause acid reflux ?

Probably Not, & Yes: Fast food is notorious for being low in fiber & generally high in calories from concentrated sweets & fat. Fats delay stomach emptying & promote reflux. Dietary fats also promote release of cck & substance y which alters gut sensitivity, contracts the gallbladder, & prompts the "ileal brake" which in predisposed patients causes bloating & fullness. Choose instead salads, fruits, & whole grains. ...Read more

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If i eat fast food once every two week. Will it cause heart attacks or problems? I am 21

If i eat fast food once every two week. Will it cause heart attacks or problems? I am 21

It depends...: Good question. Certainly fast food is bad for us & increases risk of heart attacks, cancer etc. However, it is often said "the dose makes the poison." i believe that if you eat healthy most of the time occasional fast food will not be so harmful, but it depends on how healthy you eat the rest of the time and also on your genetics. See my comment for more on the hazards of fast foods. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more