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If I have heart disease, should I be concerned if i experience tingling hands and feet during and after exercise?

If I have heart disease, should I be concerned if i experience tingling hands and feet during and after exercise?

Yes: That may be a sign of vascular insufficiency, arterial blockages, or coronary spasm. You should have that evaluated by your physician. ...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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Can hand foot and mouth affect a 80yrs old with heart disease?

Can hand foot and mouth affect a 80yrs old with heart disease?

Confusing question: Certainly, if someone has gone 80 years and never had this virus they could become infected by it. It would likely cause abdominal cramps and a rash like many such viruses do that have no pattern named after them.Chances are, they had it as a kid and don't remember it, and there is no one is around that might. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any connection between lumps in the hand and heart disease?

Please let me know if there is any connection between lumps in the hand and heart disease?

Not usually: Except for janeway lesions (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/janeway_lesion) - which is indicative of infective endocarditis (and these are very rare!), there's no association. ...Read more

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I am 30 years old and I have been experiencing swelling in my hands, chest discomfort , and body aches.. Could this be signs of heart disease?

I am 30 years old and I have been experiencing swelling in my hands, chest discomfort , and body aches.. Could this be signs of heart disease?

No: Heart disease does not cause swelling of the hands. More likely you have fluid retention related to hormonal influences. Body aches are a common complaint and non-specific. If they respond to Ibuprofen or naproxen, no further evaluation is indicated. Otherwise, a rheumatological diagnosis should be pursued. Best wishes, Elizabeth. ...Read more

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18 yrs old female has gingivitis.Getting deep cleaning and was handed a packet called "Periodontal Disease".Scared.Will I get heart disease?!

18 yrs old female has gingivitis.Getting deep cleaning and was handed a packet called "Periodontal Disease".Scared.Will I get heart disease?!

No: If you now begin to take care of your teeth and gums, you will not get heart disease from this episode. Pay attention to daily mouth hygeine and you will protect your heart as well. ...Read more

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Can your anxiety levels be high and you not actuallly feel tit? Im 22 with bouts of shortness of breath i wshould i be concerned that i got heart disease this early? Im not obese im thin and don't smoke but exposed to 2nd hand smoke

Can your anxiety levels be high and you not actuallly feel tit? Im 22 with bouts of shortness of breath i wshould i be concerned that i got heart disease this early? Im not obese im thin and don't smoke but exposed to 2nd hand smoke

High anxiety level : Anxiety may manifest itself in many different ways. High anxiety level may mimic the symptoms of a heart attack and/or respiratory condition. Sometimes also, physical conditions may trigger anxiety. Get first reassured on your physical health by having a physical exam and lab work-up done by your general practitioner to rule out any medical condition before seeing any therapist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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My nails have always been dark pink/red and a little purple at the base. In any situation. Should I be concerned? I fear heart disease. I m 19

My nails have always been dark pink/red and a little purple at the base. In any situation. Should I be concerned? I fear heart disease. I m 19

Hard to tell: it is very hard to tell without photos. Even with photos would be guessing. You need to provide more data. would want to know if you have high hemoglobin, extra heart sounds, fixed s2 (racepinephrine). cold be cyanotic heart diseae or could be nothing. ...Read more

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