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Does angina run in the family?

Does angina run in the family?

Yes: Having a first degree relative with coronary artery disease is a significant risk factor coronary artery disease.. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more


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Running and jogging bad for angina? Is high intensity running or jogging bad for a person with angina? I'm talking about really pushing yourself to the limit.

Running and jogging bad for angina? Is high intensity running or jogging bad for a person with angina? I'm talking about really pushing yourself to the limit.

Bad: If you really do have angina (documented arteriosclerotic heart disease), exercise is good but "pushing it to the limit" is dangerous. When you reach your anginal threshold, your balance between myocardial oxygen supply and demand is marginal and if you exceed it, permanent damage and dangerous arrhythmias will result. ...Read more

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If Nictotine causes coronary & cerebral vasoconstriction why doesn't it cause angina or light headedness in people running with a HR of 180BPM?

If Nictotine causes coronary & cerebral vasoconstriction why doesn't it cause angina or light headedness in people running with a HR of 180BPM?

Internal controls: dominate responses, not chemistry administered from outside; despite marketing to the contrary. Medicine is low-Tech: the Hi-Tech (as embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures sending >1,000,000 orders/sec brain?body with similar feedback) is within. Artery & arteriole control is from brain plus local control. Study: http://goo.gl/zZT5ou & https://goo.gl/xqf4e4 for better understanding. ...Read more

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Hey! I've got a minor headache, sore throar and running nose. What could I use to not get seriously ill with flu or angina?

Hey! I've got a minor headache, sore throar and running nose. What could I use to not get seriously ill with flu or angina?

Flu: You have the signs of a minor viral illness affecting your upper respiratory tract. There is no way to prevent the onset of a flu at this point ( a viral illness) although you may try the influenze vaccine once you are over current symptoms. The best policy is to attempt relief of your symptoms using mucinex, (guaifenesin) sudafed and nasal saline spray. If the discharge turns yellow visit your dr. For antibiot. ...Read more

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Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina cause? ? History-medical minimal rt lung base collapse hypertension tachycardic at times

Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina cause? ?
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minimal rt lung base collapse
hypertension
tachycardic at times

Anemia: Anemia, or low hemoglobin levels, can cause the heart to beat faster and cause shortness of breath with exertion. Heart arrhythmias can also cause tachycardia. Asthma or other lung conditions arent usually associated with tachycardia. ...Read more

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Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause? History rt lung base collapse hbp tachycardic heart palps

Moderate shortness of breath when running no angina what could be the cause?
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rt lung base collapse
hbp
tachycardic
heart palps

Shortness of breath : Your question can't be answered as written. The possibilities are quite broad. Heart disease remains a possibility, as do a large number of lung conditions and blood disorders. It could even be normal depending upon the level of exertion, etc... It sounds like you have enough of a concern and previous history that you should see your family physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Minimal rt lung base collapse shown on chest xray cause? Shortness of breath when running no angina hbp tachycardia

Talk to your doctor: Unless the collapse has been known to be present for a long time and stable, may represent infection, blocked airway (?Aspiration), congenital malformation, or even tumor (not likely in 17 yo). Can't give more detail without exam. See your doctor. ...Read more