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I was in vietnam and have heart/blood pressure/diabetes problems. What else is caused by agent orange?

I was in vietnam and have heart/blood pressure/diabetes problems. What else is caused by agent orange?

Agent orange: It has been hard to pin down the effects of agent orange. To be sure, it is nasty stuff, but many of the "effects", such as heart, BP, diabetes, are very common in Viet Nam era veterans, regardless of exposure. Hopefully, you're getting treatment for these conditions. ...Read more

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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Why do people get heart disease?

Why do people get heart disease?

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 more

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What people can get heart disease?

What people can get heart disease?

Heart Disease: Everybody... Risk factors include genetics, untreated cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, as well age and gender. ...Read more

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Can aptt test can clear heart disease ?

Can aptt test can clear heart disease ?

No: No test can clear a disease and it is unlikely that one test completely rule out a disease. ...Read more

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What does structural heart disease mean?

What does structural heart disease mean?

Structural ht dz: The heart has 'structure', muscle, connective tissue, valves and other tissue. Structural heart disease means a problem with part of the heart's structure. ...Read more

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What can you do if you get heart disease?

Heart disease: There are many kinds of heart disease. You consult with your doctor and discuss what treatment is appropriate for the problem you have and how it can aaffect your life. ...Read more

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How common do heart disease occur in 20s?

How common do heart disease occur in 20s?

About 5%: To the best of my knowledge, it is around 5% or so. Congenital heart diseases is found more and more these days because children born with such are getting treated and survive into adulthood and reproducing! if you have a strong family history, check with your doc regularly. ...Read more

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How do you lower your risk of heart disease?

How do you lower your risk of heart disease?

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 more

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How can you lower your risk of heart disease?

How can you lower your risk of heart disease?

Diet and exercise: Eat a diet low in animal fat (red meat, pork) and high in plants, beans, fish. Exercise daily, including at least30minutes of aerobic exercise (walk, swim, bike...) try to get a good nights sleep regularly. Do not have more than 1 alcoholic drink a day, don't smoke. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Agent Orange (Definition)

Agent Orange is the name for a chemical used during the Vietnam war to kill plants but that also killed people ...Read more