Does smokeless tobacco cause heart disease - Doctor answers

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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

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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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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

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