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Does spit tobacco usage cause heart disease just like cigarettes do?

Does spit tobacco usage cause heart disease just like cigarettes do?

Unclear: We know it causes oral cancers so it must have irritating chemicals. Some must get absorbed and may contribute to plaque build up. ...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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When I asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

When I asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

Palpitations: Yes, stimulants can cause palpitations, and nicotine is a powerful stimulant. Cigarettes, cigars, dip, chew or any tobacco product has a significant amount of nicotine. However, palpitations can also result from underlying heart problems or metabolic problems, so don't assume it's the nicotine until you have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it true that smoking can cause heart disease?

Is it true that smoking can cause heart disease?

Yes: The surgeon general based on extensive evidence has concluded that cigarette smoking causes heart disease as well as many other diseases. ...Read more

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Could fluoride cause heart disease in those under age 40?

Could fluoride cause heart disease in those under age 40?

No: Not to the best of my knowledge and I have not seen any articles referencing this as a cause. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking coffee to cause heart disease?

Is it possible for drinking coffee to cause heart disease?

Possible: It is much harder to link a direct effect of the coffee, to the development of heart disease; however, the things associated with coffee drinking, such as increased stress or lack of adequate sleep, can increase your risks. Consider abstinence. Visit PCP regularly. ...Read more

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With a structurally normal heart, what heart disease cause palpitations?

With a structurally normal heart, what heart disease cause palpitations?

PALPITATIONS W/U: CARDIAC WORK UP NEEDS TO Done exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO. If all testing is normal an EPS TEST NEEDS TO BE DONE TO TRY AND PROVOKE THE RYTHM. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ANXIETY can also precipitate palpitations ...Read more

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Can high cholesterol cause heart disease?

Can high cholesterol cause heart disease?

Yes: High cholesterol (mainly the ldl) is a risk factor for development of coronary artery disease. It is most important in patients with other "risk factors" like diabetes, smoking, hypertension, family history & obesity. ...Read more

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Is asthma caused by rheumatic heart disease?

No: Both are immune aberations but the two diseases are not related. ...Read more

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How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

Curved nails: Curved fingernails are characterized by the curving down of the tip of the nail. The nail bed is softened and there is a spongy sensation when the nail is pressed. This condition is also known as nail clubbing. Curved fingernails are associated with heart problems, lung disease, and other underlying health problems. However, it can also be caused without any health problem. ...Read more

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Do you think that multiple myeloma could cause heart disease?

Do you think that multiple myeloma could cause heart disease?

It is possible: Some forms of myeloma secrete a protein called a light chain that can invade organs like the heard or liver and cause it to function poorly. Most of the problems with the heart arise from many of the early treatments of myeloma which included a drug called adriomycin. Modern chemotherapy can still cause heart problems but not at the same rate. ...Read more

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Can the nicotine in electronic cigarettes cause heart disease?

Can the nicotine in electronic cigarettes cause heart disease?

Controversial: E-cigarettes were introduced into usa market in 2007. It's a vaporizer of liquid nicotine without tobacco. In 2009 fda tested few varieties. Few known cancer producing agents were found. Resulting in fda publicity discouraging the use of e-cig. That move raise more controversies. Other medical association recommend its use. No data on heart disease at this moment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

What is the cause of rheumatic heart disease and heart murmurs?

Autoantibodies: Rheumatic heart disease is one of the complications of an untreated strep infection. A month or more after the infection, the body has made antibodies that mistale the tissue of the heart for the germ they were designed to fight. Over time thease antibodies cause inflamation of the heart and can injure the valves. After the acute phase is past, you have a weaker heart with leaky valves and murmurs. ...Read more

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Rheumatic heart disease, could this cause you to have heart murmurs?

Rheumatic heart disease, could this cause you to have heart murmurs?

Yes: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart, most commonly the heart valves. Early cardiac findings of acute rheumatic fever include mitral insufficiency and aortic insufficiency. Long-term consequences of rheumatic heart disease include the development mitral stenosis and/or aortic stenosis. The tricuspid and pulmonary valves can also be affected. ...Read more

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Can teens have heart disease? What is the main cause of chest pain in teena?

Can teens have heart disease? What is the main cause of chest pain in teena?

Not likely heart: Heart disease in a healthy teenager is of low likelihood unless there is strong family history and/or risk factors such as tobacco abuse, cocaine abuse, etc. Common causes of chest pain in an otherwise healthy teenager are anxiety, costochrondritis, or acid reflux. Very athletic teenagers (e.g. football or basketball players) can develop cardiomyopathy but it rarely presents as chest pain. ...Read more

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How to stop 10day old hiccup. What are its causes. Is it related to heart disease

How to stop 10day old hiccup. What are its causes. Is it related to heart disease

10 days of...: Or hiccups in a 10 day old infant? If infant, call pediatrician. If adult, see md. Could be due to irritation of diaphragm from various causes, e.g. Inflammation of esoph/stomach, lung, liver, spleen; ulcer disease, ; tumor of any of above; heart issues; brain lesions; stress, or other. Needs md evaluation. Rx available. ...Read more

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What would cause your pulse to remain over 100bpm at rest with no history of heart disease?

What would cause your pulse to remain over 100bpm at rest with no history of heart disease?

Long list: Dehydration, caffeine, anxiety, anemia, high thyroid hormone levels are a few. Meds like albuterol can also. Amphetamines can cause tachycardia for over a day. It sounds like you might be most concerned with arrythmias like atrial fibrillation, flutter or others. Your physician will evaluate possible causes and treat or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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I am a student of 2nd year in medical. My question is that, that how rheumatic heart disaese causes valvular heart disease?

I am a student of 2nd year in medical. My question is that, that how rheumatic heart disaese causes valvular heart disease?

Reference: "pathogenesis of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: evasive after half a century of clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory investigation"

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1768618/. ...Read more

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Doc im furqan from indonesia what is the cause of heart disease? What kind of activities I have to do to prevent that disease?

Doc im furqan from indonesia what is the cause of heart disease? What kind of activities I have to do to prevent that disease?

Heart disease: They several different kinds of heart diseases. The most common risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, smoking, high body fat, high cholesterol, diabetes, lack of physical activity. You can reduce your chances of getting heart disease by eating a balanced low fat low carbohydrate diet rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts, exercising regularly, reducing salt intake, avoid smoking. ...Read more

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Do you have to exercise with coronory heart disease 60 % mid LAD as I never do any form of exercise will it cause me worse issues.

Do you have to exercise with coronory heart disease 60 % mid LAD as I never do any form of exercise will it cause me worse issues.

Exercise will help.: Plaque in the arteries is a living tissue, not a cement block in the parking lot. It is in a constant state of "remodeling", sometimes progressing, sometimes regressing. A recent study out of england showed exercise may be as effective as medications for cad. In any event, get a stress test first to make sure you are safe to exercise, then try to tip the scales in favor of "plaque regression". ...Read more

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Can cancer in the blood cause heart disease? Is it possible for people with cancers of the blood to develop heart disease as a result? .

Can cancer in the blood cause heart disease? Is it possible for people with cancers of the blood to develop heart disease as a result? .

Yes: It is unusual, but possible, for acute leukemia or other blood cancers to cause heart problems by blocking blood flow to the heart, growing in the the fluid surrounding the heart, or even forming tumors in the lymph nodes nearby and compressing the heart. More commonly, heart disease in blood cancer patients is a result of the medicines (often anthracyclines) or radiation used in treatment. ...Read more

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Stress really cause heart disease? I understand stress causing MI in person with underlying disease. But how can mood cause fat to deposit in arteries?

Stress really cause heart disease? I understand stress causing MI in person with underlying disease. But how can mood cause fat to deposit in arteries?

See below: Stress can affect your mood which can influence your immune and endocrine systems. Negative emotions can increase cytokines and other pro-inflammatory agents making blood vessels more susceptible to disease caused by cholesterol deposits and other substances. Poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise can worsen the problem. ...Read more

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How can heart disease cause shortness of breath?

How can heart disease cause shortness of breath?

CAD: When the heart doesn't get enough blood flow it malfunctions raising the pressure in the lungs which causes increased work of breathing which produces the sensation of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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How can heart disease cause blood in mouth?

How can heart disease cause blood in mouth?

Lung microbleeds: Most often the problem is little hemorrhages from capillaries in the lungs that are under too much pressure as the right side tries to pump against a failing left side. Ordinary folks may experience this during extreme unaccustomed exercise. ...Read more

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How can having gingivitis cause heart disease and stroke?

How can having gingivitis cause heart disease and stroke?

Bacteria: The studies are in and there are direct links between poor oral health and poor cardiac health. High bacteria counts in the mouth associated with gum disease can find there way to your heart through the vascular system. Once in the heart they can cause inflamation and infection. It's always a good idea to keep your mouth healthy this is just one more reason. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me factors that cause coronary heart disease?

Can you please tell me factors that cause coronary heart disease?

Risk factors: Family history of heart attacks, obesity, high chol, diabetes, high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, excess in alcohol intake, stress, renal disease. ...Read more

Spit Tobacco (Definition)

Spit tobacco, or chewing tobacco, is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is ...Read more