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Doctor insights on: Estrogen And Heart Disease

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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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Is estrogen replacement recommended fot those who are in early menapause 44 yrs old worry about osteo arthritis and heart disease?

Is estrogen replacement recommended fot those who are in early menapause  44 yrs old  worry about osteo arthritis and heart disease?

Depends: On your family history. Hrt can do wonders for women, but they are not indicated for women with a famiy history of first degree relatives with breast cancer and other conditions. See your doctor for an informed conversation on het.

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How is heart disease caused?

How is heart disease caused?

Many causes: Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection. Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle and thus can be changed. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity, or uncontrolled blood sugars in a diabetic are all important risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

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What is sick in heart disease?

What is sick in heart disease?

To broad: There is sick sinus syndrome which a pt needs a pace maker . Theres atheroslcerotic heart disease with cholesterol build up in arteries of the heart. Valvular heart disease is when the valves of the heart are leaking or blocked. Need to be more specfic.

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Is e heart disease hereditary?

Is e heart disease hereditary?

Heart disease : Yes certain forms of heart disease are genetic.

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What is causing heart disease?

What is causing heart disease?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy.

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Can you describe heart disease?

Can you describe heart disease?

Yes and No: In 400 words? Well there are lots of things that can go wrong with the heart. The muscle can be weak, the valves can lea. If the arteries bet blocked it can damage the muscle and cause heart failure. There can be infections of the heart or tumors. There can be rhythm problems making it beat to fast or slow. So I am about out fo words but not too bad for four hundred letters more or less.

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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.

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List of all heart disease names?

List of all heart disease names?

Need more space...: This is not a practical forum for this curious question--you probably better off googling it. But to name a few: coronary artery disease, hypertensive hd, valvular hd, cardiomyopathies (dilated, hypertrophic, tachycardic types), endocarditis, atrial fibrillation, flutter, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, r or l bundle branch block, pvcs, pat, 1st/sec/3rd heart block, heart failure..Have fun learning.

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Can someone inherit heart disease?

Can someone inherit heart disease?

Sometimes: Having a parent or sibling with heart disease can represent an inheritable heart disease not all family risk is the same, though. Men younger than 55 and women <65 are considered to be higher risk relatives. An 85 year old grandfather with a heart attack or a heavy smoking 63 y/o dad with a heart attack may not represent a gene to their thin, frequent jogger grandson/son.

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I am worried I have heart disease?

I am worried I have heart disease?

Worry: If you're worried go see your doctor and discuss this with the dr. If the dr. Finds no evidence for heart disease, then you can worry about something else.

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What are symptoms of heart disease?

What are symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Common symptoms include chest pain/ tightness, chest pressure, shortness of breath, worse shortness of breath with exertion, jaw and left arm pain. Sometimes, however, people can be asymptomatic (without any symptoms) like women, diabetics and the elderly.

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How could stess cause heart disease?

How could stess cause heart disease?

External Stress : sometimes raises certain hormones in your body that over time may cause injuries to your blood vessels and or/ vital organs.

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How bad is it to have heart disease?

How bad is it to have heart disease?

Not good. : Depends on the disease and severity, but heart disease is the leading cause of death in america.

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What are some kinds of heart disease?

What are some kinds of heart disease?

Multiple: Heart disease can involved the muscle (walls), the valves, the arteries, the chambers (congenital), the pumps (rv and lv), the arteries and the electrical system.

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What kind of fat causes heart disease?

What kind of fat causes heart disease?

Unsaturated fat: In general, multiple longterm studies have shown that unsaturated fat increases the risk of heart disease. However recent data is challenging these links. But still the best thing to do is to try to increase intake of healthy fats and decrease intake of unhealthy fats.

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What are common causes of heart disease?

What are common causes of heart disease?

Many things: The major ones are lifestyle and genetics. Eating a diet loaded with saturated fats (i.E animal products), sedentary lifestyle, and genetic predisposition is the recipe for heart disease.

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What are possible signs of heart disease?

What are possible signs of heart disease?

Many things: Unexplained heartburn, particularly with exercise, palpitations, chest pain, very poor exercise tolerance, feeling like you're choking when laying flat, significant swelling of the lower legs. To name a few....

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more