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Heart Attacks And Women
Not sure: Women tend to present with atypical symptoms, present later, and have chest pains with normal coronaries. ? If its a hormonally related issu or that women have smaller vessels. Women tend to have more vasospasm as well. Broken heart syndrome also occurs much more often in women.They tend to have more rheumatologic issues that involve the heart. Clearly heart disease in women is not same as men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They don't: The only condition where a kid would develop coronary artery disease like an older adult is progeria. This rare premature aging syndrome does have all the features of advanced age as adults & CAD is a common cause for their death in their teens. Kids can have other heart issues, but the origin and outcome are drastically different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anxiety attacks that cause pounding heart and palpitations cause damage to the heart and lead to heart failure since they are intense?
Not immediately: Also, mot in the near future, but it does take a toll on your entire body including cardiovascular health. It's a good reason to find a good CBT therapist and learn how to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. So, don't add another cause for anxiety - instead start to correct the problem. Life will be better overall. ...Read more
Yes, while it's : Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Facing them: The two treatments for panic disorder are medication & cbt. Cbt involves exposure to the fear and not responding once the anxiety occurs. It involves facing fears head on. If you fall off a horse, you get back on. One needs to allow the anxiety to wash over them, cuz it will set you free. This is known as systematic desensitization. Or, you may need a medication. I would choose a nonaddictive one. ...Read more
Does heart failure always happen after a heart attack? What are the symptoms of heart failure and does heart attacks always lead to heart failure?
Heart : Heart failure can cause shortness of breath, which may worsen with activity or when lying down or sleeping. Heart failure can also cause chest pain, fatigue, exercise intolerance, swelling of the legs, abdominal fullness, loss of appetite, weight gain, or heart palpitations. The symptoms are related to water retention and decreased ability for the heart to maintain adequate blood flow to the body's vital organs. Heart attacks are the most common cause of heart failure, but they do not always lead to heart failure. In the modern era, there are several ways to treat heart attacks which minimize the risk of developing heart failure later. If you have had a heart attack, it is crucial to improve your risk factors to help prevent more heart attacks or the development of heart failure. This means eating healthy, exercising, not smoking tobacco, and controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having some heart palpitations with drowsiness, low BP and general feeling of constant tiredness. Heart attack or stroke?
Not necessarily: Alzheimer's dementia may overlap with vascular dementia, and the eventual symptoms can be somewhat similar. Many alzheimer's patients will have existing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease -- and in these, heart attacks and strokes will be more common. Brain has blood vessels too! pulmonary embolism can happen if the person becomes more sedentary, and increasing the risk of blood clots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic: You are flooded with adrenaline, which would normally occur in fight or flight stress responses, when you are faced with life or death emergencies. This activates nerves supplying muscles in heart and elsewhere. If the heart muscles blood supply is compromised, pain or even angina can occur. But initially, the lactate from metabolism of glycogen as an energy supply can cause muscle pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Signs of heart attack in womenchest discomfort, irregular heart beat, pain in shoulder, weak, tired?
Pain/short breating: The most common symptoms of a heart attack in women include pain in the chest, neck or arm and shortness of breath. Many patients do not have such typical presentations. Other common symptoms include sweating and nausea. Irregular heart beat is not a common symptom of a heart attack. Tiredness, weakness or fatigue are common in the general population, but are not usually due to a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes indeed : Women are more likely to have atypical angina symptoms like fatigue, dyspnea and nausea. The different is more with post menopausal, smoker and diabetic women. Multifactorial in cause but one possible explanation is micro vascular dysfunction in coronaries to small to be assess visually. ...Read more
How can I discriminate if I have panic attack or angina attack? Both include chest discomfort, rapid or irregular heart beat and anxiety.
I read that ppl with panic disorder who have frequent panic attacks are at much higher risk for heart disease. Why? Does adrenaline damage the heart?
Controversial: Hi This is actually a very controversial issue. Although there are some studies that show association, they do not clearly indicate causality. Excessive amounts and prolonged exposure to "adrenaline" or stimulant medications/drugs are known to damage the heart but panic attacks themselves are not known to cause this level of exposure. Hope this helps ...Read more
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