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Heart Disease And Agent Orange
I was in vietnam and have heart/blood pressure/diabetes problems. What else is caused by agent orange?
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
Was in vietnam , have heart , high blood pressure, diabetes. It's sounding more like agent orange, can this be treated?
Interactions: Heart disease is often the result of environmental interactions and genetic predispositions. Some forms of heart diease are genetic, like some valvular abnormalities. Some are environmental, like exposure to toxins. Most are the result of some genetic predisposition or liklihood of developing a pathology and exposure in the environment that allows that predisposition to become manifest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy Lifestyle: Recent epidemiologic studies have shown that if you don't smoke (0 cigarettes), eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, relax for 10 minutes a day, keep your bmi at 30 or less, and get 150 minutes of exercise a week (the formula for health is 0-5-10-30-150), then you will reduce heart disease by 80%, diabetes by 90%, stroke by 70%, cancer by at least 40%, and your risk of dying by 40-60%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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