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Heart Attack Young
The same: Anything between the belly button-mouth, front or back, including neck, shoulders, and arms + belching, "indigestion", sweating, ache/pressure including et cetera can be heart disease in the young or older patient. In diabetics and hypertensive heart symptoms can be "the flu", unusual fatigue, or nothing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let this prompt you: ...To get a thorough evaluation of your cardiovascular risk, and then to take the steps needed to reduce your risk. You do have risk because of your father's history, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything that can be done about it. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?
Life style change: Diet and exercise are important factors to change after a heart attack or stroke, but more importantly, changing the amount of stressors in ones life is more important. Cortisol, the stress hormone can be a big factor in strokes and heart attacks. Lowering cholesterol levels with statins is also important in reducing recurrent heart attacks and strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change your diet: The best prevention may be a change in diet,if you are willing to slow transition to a vegetarian diet and then possibly to a Vegan Diet (see Checklist on Vegan diet). Studies show that vegetarians, as a group, are much less likely to die of a heart attack than non-vegetarians. And Vegans even less likely than Vegetarians. See advice from President Clinton's cardiologist http://bit.ly/1NzU5fR ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is it not possible for you to have a heart attack at a young age? Aren't the risks just as high if you were between 10-30 years old and obese?
It is possible: Its possible to have a heart attack, when young but the risks are lower. Heart attacks occur when a blood clot forms over an area of the heart artery that is damaged by atherosclerotic plaque formation. A buildup of fat, inflammatory cells etc in an artery wall. This takes time ( years) to occur. There are many risk factors that promote this damage, obsesity, diabetes, smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk Factors.: Premature coronary artery disease in family is a strong risk factor that you unfortunately can not change. Optimize the ones you can: don't smoke, exercise regularly, eat a heart healthy diet, maintain a normal weight and blood pressure, if you are diabetic, follow your docs instructions to strictly control your blood sugar. ...Read more
Yes, it's possible: Heart problems can be genetic. More specifics are needed regarding your Father's heart attack and other medical conditions you and your Father may have. It's a good idea to see your doctor for a thorough history and physical and testing if necessary. You may want to get specifics from your Father, if he's still living, or someone else who knows details about his health, so you can tell doctor. ...Read more
How probable is a heart attack in a young person with no risk factor but tobacco smoking and no family history of heart problems ?
That would be low: Being low does not mean it is not possible. It takes time for the arteries to get clogged and being young is an advantage as that time has not been there yet, as long as all other risk factors are not present. ...Read more
I have prehypertension. BP is 135/85. Both my parents have hypertension. Scared I'm going to have heart attack or stroke young. 19 y/o female. Help?
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