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Dr. Bennett Werner
2,801 Doctors shared insights

Heart Diseases (Overview)

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 cholesterol, and diabetes. |


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What are the treatments of heart disease?

What are the treatments of heart disease?

Several things: Medications, surgery, behavior modifications such as stopping smoking, changes in diet, exercise, reducing stress, the exact medicines, or the type of surgery would depend on what kind of heart disease you are talking about. An infection, for instance, would be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
2,801 Doctors shared insights

Heart Diseases (Overview)

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 cholesterol, and diabetes. |


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Heart diseases (Tip)

Low fat diet leads to a lower risk of stroke and heart attacks. May also help your memory. ...See more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take medications as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Heart diseases (Tip)

Low fat diets do not reduce heart disease risk nor improve heart health at all ...See more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
Once
Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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What is the definition of heart disease that is not congenital?

What is the definition of heart disease that is not congenital?

Heart disease: Is a nonspecific term that refers to conditions which impair the heart's ability to function. They include rhythm disturbances, structural disturbances, infectious disturbances, inflammatory disturbances, malignant processes, toxic processes and others....... ...Read more

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How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

How does heart disease etc. Cause curved fingernails?

Curved nails: Curved fingernails are characterized by the curving down of the tip of the nail. The nail bed is softened and there is a spongy sensation when the nail is pressed. This condition is also known as nail clubbing. Curved fingernails are associated with heart problems, lung disease, and other underlying health problems. However, it can also be caused without any health problem. ...Read more

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Heart diseases (Tip)

The fat under chicken skin is just as bad for your heart as the fat associated with red meat. ...See more

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Doctors, what are the symptom of heart disease?

Doctors, what are the symptom of heart disease?

Chest pain, breath: The problem with heart disease itself, is that it can result in catastrophic events, such as a heart attack, heart failure, or sudden death, when it's first diagnosed. If caught earlier; however, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, & palpitations can be warning signs of disease. The main goal of management is early detection & treatment of risk factors. Call 911 if suspect heart attack. ...Read more

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What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

What are the known symptoms of heart disease?

Many: Well first of all it depends on the type of heart disease. But common symptoms related to the heart would be chest pain, shortness of breath, passing out, fatigue, swelling of the feet, poor appetite, palpitations, weight gain or loss, and shortness of breath on lying down. ...Read more

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Heart diseases (Tip)

Help to reduce your risk of heart disease. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
Once
Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
Daily
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What are the signs of heart disease?

What are the signs of heart disease?

Signs of heart dis.: Signs of heart disease can be many. And the signs can be similar to other conditions. Some of the possible warning signs are: chest pain or discomfort often radiating to the neck, teeth, or both arms or back, shortness of breath especially on effort, fluid retention with swelling of the ankles, palpitations, irregular heart rhythm, high blood pressure, black out spells, profuse sweating. ...Read more

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What is the gold standard to diagnosis coronary heart disease?

What is the gold standard to diagnosis coronary heart disease?

Cardiac cath: 100% answer is cardiac cath and angiography
cta and cardiac MRI also helpful
functional assessment is with stress test and per fusion scan. ...Read more

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Heart diseases (Tip)

It's a myth that low fat diets will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. ...See more

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Why are heart diseases in women less frequent compared to men?

Why are heart diseases in women less frequent compared to men?

They are not,: They occur later in women. Most feel that women catch up to men after menopause. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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How to test for heart disease without insurance finding out?

How to test for heart disease without insurance finding out?

Pay Your Way: Probably the only way is to pay for all the tests yourself. If the doctor bills the insurance you are doomed. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
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Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
Once
Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Does angina mean you have heart disease?

Does angina mean you have heart disease?

In most cases: Angina generally refers to pain resulting from insufficient blood or oxygen supply to the heart muscle. This can result from an obstruction to blood flow, increased demand for oxygen because of a overworking heart or insufficient blood (anemia). In most cases angina in the true sense, does indicate underlying heart disease. ...Read more

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