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Doctor insights on: Factors That Lead To Cardiovascular Disease

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Can cardiovascular disease lead to diabetes?

Can cardiovascular disease lead to diabetes?

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 more

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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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The major risk factors for cardiovascular disease that can be changed are?

The major risk factors for cardiovascular disease that can be changed are?

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 more

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Which things increase your risk of cardiovascular disease?

Which things increase your risk of cardiovascular disease?

Smoking: High cholesterol, diabetes and unhealthy diet are the typical causes. Have your cholesterol and lipids checked if you are concerned. Certainly family history of cardiovascular disease is another risk factor. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the risk of lifestyle related diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes for chil?

Eat /excercise : Try to eat healthier food , avoid fast food and high calories diet , eat more vegetables a d fruits , avoid excess salt, fat and simple carbohydrates . Excercise more. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors that lead to muscle damage?

What are the risk factors that lead to muscle damage?

Use or non-use: Over use and non-use cause muscle damage. Diabetes, alcohol, nutritional deficiencies, and some inflammatory disorders cause muscle damage. Statin drugs are lately a common cause of muscle damage. ...Read more

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Does cardiovascular disease lead to clots in the lung?

Does cardiovascular disease lead to clots in the lung?

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

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What are factors that contribute to heart failure?

What are factors that contribute to heart failure?

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 more

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Does high levels of salt contribute to coronary artery disease?

Does high levels of salt contribute to coronary artery disease?

Indirectly: High salt intake, in some people, is associated with development of high blood pressure, hypertension. High blood pressure is an important factor in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Does lack of exercise contribute to the progression of Crohn's disease?

Does lack of exercise contribute to the progression of Crohn's disease?

Not really: Being a couch potato isn't known to worsen crohn disease. Being active and eating healthy -- and having a positive attitude can help. ...Read more

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How does plaque contribute to cardiovascular disease?

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

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What known risk factors predispose a person to sudden cardiac arrest?

What known risk factors predispose a person to sudden cardiac arrest?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

diseases= a constellation of pathologic processes that affect the ...Read more