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Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Heart attack: and heart disease is a potential risk. the latest randomized control studies showed the growing risk of marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects, especially in young people. The comorbid conditions are obesity, sedentarism, high cholesterol blood pressure. Obviously, marijuana like many other drugs is the drug has side effects. ...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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Can smoking opium exacerbate the effects of coronary heart disease?

Can smoking opium exacerbate the effects of coronary heart disease?

Possible: But most of us do not know! we quit smoking along time ago, and can lose our licenses for trying to find out! there may be a researcher that has studied! ...Read more

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What's the effect of statins on cardiovascular disease?

What's the effect of statins on cardiovascular disease?

Beneficial: Statins have helped lower cholesterol as well as silent inflammation in many patients. With patients who have had a heart attach, maintaining LDL levels below 70 for 18 months have shown a reversal of plaque formation. However the statin itself will not prevent a heart attack or stroke. It is the combination of medication with lifestyle improvement that makes true changes. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy side effects increase the risk of heart disease?

Can chemotherapy side effects increase the risk of heart disease?

Chemotherapy side effects may increase the risk of heart disease, including weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) and rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias): Certain types of chemotherapy also may increase the risk of heart attack. Treatment with angiogenesis inhibitors and certain other targeted medications has been linked to high blood pressure (hypertension). Fortunately, heart disease associated with chemotherapy is rare — and not all chemotherapy drugs carry the potential side effect of heart damage. Some anti-cancer treatments may cause temporary heart damage by weakening the heart muscle. These treatments include: A class of drugs known as anthracyclines (doxorubicin, daunorubicin, others), Newer medications, such as trastuzumab (Herceptin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta), which are drugs designed to attack the HER2 protein seen in some breast and other cancers. The chance of heart damage from anthracyclines is related to the total amount received during your lifetime. Your doctor will carefully monitor how much of these drugs you receive. Heart weakening from HER2-directed medications, such as trastuzumab, is not related to total lifetime dose and is often reversible. Certain chemotherapy medications, such as taxanes, can cause an abnormal heart rhythm. This typically occurs temporarily during administration of the medications, so if you feel lightheaded or faint be sure to tell your chemotherapy nurse or doctor. The drugs fluorouracil and capecitabine (Xeloda) can cause spasms of the coronary arteries and bring on a heart attack. This typically reverses quickly once the drug is stopped. If you have severe chest pain or shortness of breath while using these medications, tell your doctor immediately. If symptoms are severe, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number. If your doctor is considering a chemotherapy drug that may affect your heart, you may undergo heart function testing before starting treatment. During treatment, you may need periodic heart monitoring as well. If you have a pre-existing heart condition, such as cardiomyopathy, your doctor may suggest a different type of chemotherapy. If you experience significant problems, such as shortness of breath with minimal exertion or chest pain during chemotherapy, report it immediately to your health care team. In addition, some cancers require radiation therapy. If the area of your body receiving radiation includes your heart, you have an increased risk of cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease and heart attack. The combination of radiation and chemotherapy can further increase your risk of heart damage. However, your doctor can take steps to reduce these risks as much as possible. ...Read more

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What are the effects of cardiovascular disease on longevity?

What are the effects of cardiovascular disease on longevity?

Shortens : With serious cardiovascular disease as accompanied the potential for sudden death which therefore shortens life. It ALS has negative impact on quality of life. ...Read more

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What are the effect of statins really on cardiovascular disease?

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Improved outcomes: For many cardiovascular diseases, abnormal lipid metabolism seems to play an important role in disease progression. Statins mitigate these adverse effects by lowering the exposure by reducing the ldl-c levels, but also by non-lipid effects loosely termed as pleiotropic effects, which may involve, amongst other effects, anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Google these terms for further clarification. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect does coronary heart disease have on the lifestyle of the sufferer?

I'm wondering what effect does coronary heart disease have on the lifestyle of the sufferer?

Huge effect: Your lifestyle have to change. Exercise, better diet, loose weight if overweight, stop smoking, control diabetes and hypertension if diagnosed, high chol treatment with LDL less than 100mg/dl , stress reduction, not excess in drinking. ...Read more

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What are the effects of heart disease?

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What are the effects of heart disease?

Can be as little: As nothing as bad as death with everything in between. ...Read more

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Are the cardiac side effects from Chaga's disease seen on an echocardiogram?

Are the cardiac side effects from Chaga's disease seen on an echocardiogram?

Chagas: Chagas disease is caused by the parasite trypanasoma cruzi, and is common through parts of Latin America. Many patients with this infection will develop heart muscle weakness (cardiomyopathy). Echocardiography shows the structure and function of heart muscle so if cardiomyopathy is significant, echo will show it. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for lung and coronary heart disease?

What are the risk factors for lung and coronary heart disease?

Smoking is #1: Also obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress, diabetes, obesity, male gender, age, and family history. You can change all but the last three, so do it! quit smoking and get off your butt! treat the diseases and take time of/meditate/do yoga. This is hugely important, heart disease is the world's #1 killer. ...Read more

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What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

All bad.: A diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat and a lack of overall fitness or efforts at exercise is presumed to help progression or development of heart disease and the risk factors for such. ...Read more

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What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

Remodeling: The answer is far more complex than 400 characters allow. Heart failure causes an overload of adrenaline-like compounds that make the heart change shape and composition, and deposit scar tissue. Meanwhile, the kidneys and the heart get their ongoing tango out of step and start miscommunicating with each other resulting in blood pressure abnormalities and other further problems. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking cigarettes?

What are the effects of smoking cigarettes?

Lots of bad effects: Smoking affects multiple system, and can cause copd, different cancerslike lungs, oral vavity, ubladder, prone to heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. ...Read more

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How can I evaluate the effects of statins on cardiovascular disease?

Lipid profile: Statins are medications used to treat high cholesterol, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. You can evaluate the impact of your treatments (diet and medications) for high cholesterol by following measurements of your lipids with blood tests. This should be done with the advice of a physician. ...Read more

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Can dhea be used without the side effects of testosterone therapy as stroke heart disease heart attack?

Can dhea be used without the side effects of testosterone therapy as stroke heart disease heart attack?

DHEA: For men dhea will not be strong enough to replace testosterone deficiency. However, you are likely low on dhea so taking it will likely benefit you anyways. Based upon your history, i would recommend that you be evaluated by anti-aging specialist who could shed light on the testosterone controversy as well as talk to you about heart/stroke prevention because it gets a lot more complex. ...Read more