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Factors That Lead To Cardiovascular Disease
It can seem that way: Many people with cardiovascular disease may have diabetes or prediabetes that is only recognized after they have heart problems. In actuality, though, the glucose metabolism was abnormal for some time before the heart disease was discovered, and changes associated with the sugar abnormalities including high blood pressure & high cholesterol likely contributed to the heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Smoking: Smoking confers an approximately 16x higher risk of cardiovascular disease than in non-smokers. This is worse than high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). A combination of smoking cessation therapies works best, and this includes support groups, medications (e.g., chantix), and nicotine delivery alternatives (e.g., patches, gums, etc.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are risk factors in your family history and lifestyle for cardiovascular disease. Which factors can be changed?
How can you reduce the risk of lifestyle related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes for chil?
Broadly defined, yes: The most common form of clots in the lung are pulmonary emboli, which may be caused by vascular processes on the venous side of the circulation. Phlebitis of the large veins in the legs or pelvis (especially in women who have experienced childbirth), precipitated by inactivity, hormone therapy, occlusion, or clotting disorders can increase risk. Variety of prevention & treatment strategies exist. ...Read more
Heart failure: Probably the 2 major conditions that contribute to the development of heart failure are high blood pressure and diabetes. Both of these conditions can have a direct, detrimental effect on the heart or cause heart failure through the development of coronary artery disease. At least 75% of people with heart failure in United States have a history of high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biofilm infects vasc: http://cro.sagepub.com/content/15/6/403.short. Plaque is a biofilm containing bacterial that for some unknow reason have a predilection for heart and vascular tissue. The relationship is statistical and exact mechanism theoretical. The above reference has more info. ...Read more
Coronary artery dz: The most common cause is disease of the coronary arteries, but problems in the electrical conducting system can also be a cause. Cardiomyopathies of many different causes are associated with sudden cardiac arrest. Many of these people have implanted defibrillators to reduce this risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is not strong enough evidence to support the notion that treating gum disease can reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Your take?
You are right!: The evidence is growing that there is a relationship between cvd and periodontal disease. Medical based evidence from several studies has confirmed this fact. Whether or not treating periodontal disease will reduce the risk of ha or stroke is being investigated and is still unknown but the existence of a relationship has been proven. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Non comm dis: Read your text book. Genes, gender, race, where you were born. Did you mother have HTN or DM. ...Read more
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