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TC: 117, HDL: 31, LDL: 86 Family history of heart problems - only in women. My grandma, mom, and sister do, I don't. Do I need to worry about my HDL?

TC: 117, HDL: 31, LDL: 86
Family history of heart problems - only in women. My grandma, mom, and sister do, I don't. Do I need to worry about my HDL?

Don't ever worry: except reality and do which are supposed to. In view of that strong risk, I would encourage you to keep as low percent body fat as possible, your A1C diabetes tests should be in the 4's at this age. there is more to life and heart disease so choose to dietary program the fits best with your biology3 animal proteins/week and the remainder unprocessed whole foods vegan ...Read more

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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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What would be an indication to watch for regarding heart trouble/problems in women?

What would be an indication to watch for regarding heart trouble/problems in women?

Pain or breathing: A new heart problem will usually cause chest discomfort or pain, or decreased exercise tolerance. So a patient may feel extra tired on trying to walk, or have sudden difficulty with breathing going up stairs that was not present previously. Obviously these are not uncommon symptoms and can be related to other things like lack of regular exercise. Recent new symptoms is a reason to see an md. ...Read more

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Can a 23yo female have heart problems?

Can a 23yo female have heart problems?

Sure...: That is a very nonspecific question. Newborns can have heart problems and every age thereafter. Certain issues such as coronary artery disease and heart attacks are less likely at 23 years of age then when older. There are a variety of "heart problems", if want a more specific answer then this I would suggest you ask again with more details or see your doctor if you are concerned about yourself ...Read more

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When are most heart problems picked up. What heart problems could a 23yo female have?

When are most heart problems picked up. What heart problems could a 23yo female have?

23 yo females: rarely have heart problems and we do not routinely screen for heart problems at this age without severe symptoms. Heart problems are picked when there is a SIGNIFICANT history of undesired symptoms like chest pain, non-lung related shortness of breath at rest or exertion, lower extremity swelling or fluid in lungs. Given your listed medical history- anxiety-related conditions are more likely. ...Read more

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My heart is hitting my sternum and it's beating really rapid I'm a 16 year old female with history of heart problems?

My heart is hitting my sternum and it's beating really rapid I'm a 16 year old female with history of heart problems?

See a doctor.: You have palpitations and tachycardia. Fast heart rhythms need to be checked by a doctor, it can be something directly related to your heart problems, or something else. In any case it is important to follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. Don't drink a lot of caffeine from sodas or coffee if you are. ...Read more

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35 years old female no heart problems, sharp pain in chest/heart. Only last a min. Hits anytime driving sitting takes my breath away, happening more?

35 years old female no heart problems, sharp pain in chest/heart. Only last a min. Hits anytime driving sitting takes my breath away, happening more?

Get an evaluation: While pain in the chest lasting less than a minute is usually not caused by coronary artery disease, there are numerous other potential reasons. You should be evaluated for the cause of your symptoms. Call your primary doc to discuss/be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can a doctor tell by listening to your heart. What are the chances of a 22yr old female to have heart problems?

What can a doctor tell by listening to your heart. What are the chances of a 22yr old female to have heart problems?

Alot: The heart exam isn't just listening ,its palpation, visual,and auscultation. To answer your question ,listening to your heart can tell the doctor the heart rate, rhythm, if theres any murmurs which may point to the need to further testing. Unlikely for a 22 yo to slip through without picking up a problem. This of course assumes you go for regular check ups etc. ...Read more

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Im a 29 yr old female with pain in the center of my chest. Heart problems don't run in my family. I am healthy other than mild asthma , add meds?

Im a 29 yr old female with pain in the center of my chest. Heart problems don't run in my family. I am healthy other than mild asthma , add meds?

Asthma, reflux: There are a great many things that can cause persistant chest pain in a young woman. Asthma that is not adequately controlled (usually feels more like a "tightness", but not always) and reflux are the two that are most likely the source of your troubles. Ask your physician. ...Read more

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Hi! Im a 31 year old female. Dont have any heart problems in my family. I have scoliosis. Sometimes (every six months or so) when I take a hot shower my chest feels super tight and it feels like I cant breathe. After a couple seconds the feeling supsides.

Hi! Im a 31 year old female. Dont have any heart problems in my family. I have scoliosis. Sometimes (every six months or so) when I take a hot shower my chest feels super tight and it feels like I cant breathe. After a couple seconds the feeling supsides.

Scoliosis problem: Depending on what degree of curvature you have in your spine you may have a real restriction on the amount that you can physically expand your lungs. At your age your growing any bigger but some of your spinal vertebrae may be starting to loose Ca and get smaller. An X-Ray should answer that. Also, serial pulmonary function tests to follow your breathing function. ...Read more

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18 yr old female. Right and middle chest pain. Heart rate hasn't been lower than 100 for two weeks. No heart problems. Family history of strokes, hbp?

Chest pain: Chest pain is a symptom which if continuous should be evaluated. Often in young patients the cause is more benign. It can often be precipitated by a previous virus and cause inflammation in the lining around the heart and usually subsides but may require further evaluation in your case ...Read more

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I am 26 years old and have had anorexia for as long as i remember. With low blood pressure. What heart problems are likely? Female

I am 26 years old and have had anorexia for as long as i remember. With low blood pressure. What heart problems are likely? Female

Anorexia: Anorexia nervosa causes a myriad of comorbidities, with heart disease being the primary cause of death. You could develop heart arrhythmia may weakened heart and also no periods. Leading to infertility. ...Read more

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Feeling weak in legs? Doc says good blood flow, no heart problems, no anemia. 19, female, very slim/thin build.

Feeling weak in legs? Doc says good blood flow, no heart problems, no anemia. 19, female, very slim/thin build.

Anything different: Are you walking more, going up hills wearing different shoes or on your feel all day? Take a look at what, if anything, is different in your life or activity right now. It may give you so,e clues since your tests were all negative. ...Read more