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What are the early warning signs of heart disease in women ?

What are the early warning signs of heart disease in women ?

CAD in women: Often women have the same symptoms as men, however, women can more frequently than men have atypical symptoms such as nausea, shortness of breath or heart failure. This is because women develop heart disease at an older age and with other illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease. In women ther may be no early warning symptoms of heart disease. ...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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Signs of heart disease in women?

Signs of heart disease in women?

Women and CAD: It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness. If you have symptoms that occur and do not resolve with rest you should see your physician or go to the er. ...Read more

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How common is heart disease in women in their early forties? mom dad brother and sister no heart disease. on BP med pressure good.

How common is heart disease in women in their early forties? mom dad brother and sister no heart disease.  on BP med pressure good.

Uncommon.: The annual incidence of coronary artery disease before age 65 in women is about 0.5 % per year (most of that risk is actually in the years just before 65) Annual incidence of any cardiovascular disease is about 1%. That number is double for men. ...Read more

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What are the signs of early heart disease?

What are the signs of early heart disease?

Often, none: While medicine has come a long way, there are things we cannot predict. Often the first sign of coronary artery disease is a heart attack. Things that can be controlled to delay this include: smoking cessation, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol control, increase exercise, healthy diet. Family history and age give idea of how worried to be. ...Read more

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What is the liklelyhood of 41 female smokes on BP med press good all tests normal will I get heart disease early.

What is the liklelyhood of 41 female smokes on BP med press good all tests normal will I  get heart disease early.

Can't give you a %: BUT your risk is definitely increased significantly compared with a premenopausal woman, nonsmoker and with "all good tests". Tobacco is toxic to endothelium of all internal organs and cessation is highly recommended. Seriously consider it and even your lung function can normalise after 1 year of quitting tobacco. Numerous health benefits. ...Read more

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I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?

I am a women at 60 worried about heart disease and want to know what are the signs and symptoms ?

May be silent: Women & men are equally at risk for heart disease. The most eminent is coronary blood vessel narrowing, but in women especially, a vascular spasm can produce a clot and block the artery that bring oxygen to the heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain- radiating to the jaw & left arm, along with sweating & shortness of. Breath. This is an acute event however, thus a checkup is warranted by md. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of 41 female who smokes and taking BP med getting heart disease early BP under control all tests normal.

What is the likelihood of 41 female who smokes and taking BP med getting heart disease early BP under control all tests normal.

You decide: You can calculate your own risk at http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/ I entered the following for you (just my guesses): BP 110, Total cholesterol 160, HDL 50, Smoker, 41 yo, female; your risk of having a heart attack over the next 10 years would be 1%. If your numbers aren't as good as the one's I entered, your risk will be higher, but much lower if you stop smoking! Good luck to you! ...Read more

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What is involved testing for heart disease? What age should screening start? I'm wondering if I should be tested for heart disease with my regular physical. I'm 45 years old but have some early signs like high blood pressure. What tests are used to screen

What is involved testing for heart disease? What age should screening start? I'm wondering if I should be tested for heart disease with my regular physical. I'm 45 years old but have some early signs like high blood pressure. What tests are used to screen

Risk factors.: You don't need screening for heart disease per se, but rather for factors that can lead to heart disease. BP, cholesterol, diabetes, weight/BMI are things that one should be screened for. At 45, you should definitely have all of those screens. Also, high blood pressure is not a sign of heart disease, but rather a condition that can lead to heart disease if left untreated. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more