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Does Being Overweight Cause Heart Attacks
What causes a heart rate of 119 and can it be lowered? 60 year old man who has had a previous heart attack, is overweight, diabetic.
Can anxiety induced palpitations cause a fatal heart attack? 26 years old. No known heart issues. I am an on/off smoker though and slightly overweight
Possibly: Eating nutrition-poor, high-fat, high-carbohydrate, processed foods like fast food will increase your risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, etc. It's not an immediate thing. It builds up over years. Better options include your local grocery stores, fresh soups, and simple meals prepared the night before. ...Read more
How common is a heart attack in a 29yo female if smoking and being overweight are the only risk factors?
Uncommon: At that age.Get a more detailed answer ›
My father had a heart attack last week. Does this put me at a higher risk of heart attack myself? I am also overweight and over eat. Don't smoke?
Maybe later: Predisposition for heart attack is hereditary. You are 28yo and female and that gives you certain protection now. However, because you do not want to have heart disease later in life, it is never to late to start doing right, like eating healthy and appropriately and start exercising to be in better shape, loose weight and delay or completely avoid a heart attack. Get clearance by your md. ...Read more
I have sharp stabbing pains in my heart.Im overweight and have family history of strokes and heart attacks.Is this anything I should worry about.Thank?
See your doctor: Given your history of being overweight and having high blood pressure, you should see your doctor to make certain that you are not having cardiac ischemia. Anytime that a patient complains of chest pain, it should be evaluated to make certain that it is not a heart attack. There are tests that may be done readily by your doctor to make certain. ...Read more
If im on testestrone replacement at normal reng in body im not overweight well bi always the risk from heart attack and stroke?
Here are some ...: Before taking testosterone supplement, make sure you've serum testosterone tested and correlated its report with overall clinical picture. However, your limited information seems suggesting that you could be greatly helped with seriously practicing quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. Note: The negative effect to circulation continues to be controversial. So, ... ...Read more
I have some discomfort on my left side of my chest close to the elbow. Is it a sign or a symptom of heart attack? I am maybe 30 lbs overweight.
It might be: Pain from angina (reversible ischemia) or a heart attack (irreversible ischemia) can present in different ways in different people. It is usually felt in the midline of the chest or back, but can also be felt in the left jaw, both jaws or the left arm but not typically on the left lateral chest. Pain or pressure in the chest that is brought on by activity should be checked out. ...Read more
Can a iridologist ascertain if someone has had 4 recent heart attacks? My 35 yr old healthy, not overweight daughter felt she was experiencing alarming symptoms such as sensations going down her left arm and strong unusual heart palpatations. She went to
See below: I would see a cardiologist. There are some blood tests that can detect cardiac damage in the short term. There are also tests that can watch the heart function and see if any damage has been done to the heart muscle in the past. A cardiologist will be able to help you guide this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
34 years old high triglycerides, 20 pounds overweight and drink wine daily what are my chances of having heart attack very anxious over my heart?
Family history?: It would be good to know your family history of it as well. Tg are usually high from too much carb/sugar intake. Lack of activity can affect it too. I'm guessing your LDL's are good? HDL above 50? I'm not generally too worried about Tg, they do impose a slight risk but not as much. Wine could help with your heart. If your family history risk is low then your chances are likely quite low. ...Read more
My triglycerides test came back high at 3.6 fasting. I'm 34 slightly overweight, drink moderate alcohol no smoking. am I at risk to have heart attack?
You could be.: Triglyceride elevation is often due to excessive calorie/carbohydrate intake, excess alcohol intake. Whether you have significant risk of heart attack will depend on additional risk factors you may have, such as family history, abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure etc. Recommend that you get a full evaluation by your doctor to further assess your risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 21, overweight but working on that, on the birth control pill, I'm so so scared of having a heart attack, any advice for health anxiety?
32 hypochondriac/anxiety worried about heart attack. adopted, no fam histry, latest lipid; HDL 30, LDL 74, total 164, ratio 5.4, tricly 277, stress test normal. about 20lbs overweight. Any real risk? Thanks!
Some risk: Aside from family history the biggest risk factors are male age 45 or over(female 55 or over), smoking cigarettes, hypertension and HDL less than 40. Your low HDL and elevated triglycerides suggests that you need to reduce your weight and increase exercise: this will help to raise HDL and reduce tryglycerides. Follow a Mediterranean type diet: go to http://bit.ly/1FMQO4d ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Overweight with high blood pressure..could right side back pain that is recurrent (couple months) be a sign of impending heart attack? Or just muscle?
71 yr old male , overweight, enlarge heart, having pain under left armpit down side. heart attack or strain muscles. Did do some reaching yesterday.
How likely is a 24 year old female to have a heart attack no drink no drugs exercise regular but over weight
Is it possible to have two heart attacks in one day? How is this possible? Keep in mind the patient is type a diabetic and over weight. Age 65-70
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