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How Can Someone Get A Heart Disease
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
Depends: That would depend on what type of heart disease you are talking about. There are things you are born with, there are infections, trauma, and things that are related to risk factors. Coronary artery disease for instance is more common if you have diabetes, smoke, have a high cholesterol, and a family history of the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart disease: The most common heart diseases are atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries and hypertrophy, or thickening of the heart muscle leading to stiffness and abnormal muscle function. At their worst these both can lead to congestive heart failure, or the inability of the heart to pumps the blood adequately, with a resulting pressure buildup causing fluid to leak back into the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: There are many types of heart disease. They are treated in some cases with medication, or life style changes, or even surgery. So the best advice if you think you have heart disease is to get the help of a physician to make the proper diagnosis and to then start the appropriate treatment for you problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare manifestation: Neurologic manifestations of Wegener granulomatosis (WG) are primarily cranial neuropathies and peripheral neuropathies. Other neurologic manifestations include seizures, cerebritis, stroke syndromes, and granulomas extending from the sinuses, which may affect the pituitary gland, resulting in diabetes insipidus. Stroke is rarer. ...Read more
Risk Factors: Sometimes the cards are stacked against you, i.e. Genetic problems. Sometimes you stack the deck yourself: almost everyone will have some atherosclerosis if they live long enough but smoking, very bad diet, sedentary (ie. No exercise) lifestyle, lack of management of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, non-compliance with doctor exacerbates the risks and advances the disease faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Stroke in a young person can have many causes including abnormal blood clotting, blood vessel injury, a ruptured brain aneurysm or avm, severe high blood pressure, heart abnormalities and many other causes. The cause of the stroke should be investigated and treated in order to prevent future strokes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest pain: Bad habits followed by chest pain, smoker, obese, sedentary, family history, high cholesterol then:ekg troponin, echo cath some times the history and one's diaphoresis, cold clammy appearance and the severe crushing sternal pain are obvious but without testing it can be impossible to prove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: I don't know what you mean by underprivileged, nor where he/she lives, nor if a transplant is needed. In the us, patient needs to be evaluated for heart failure locally. Hospital social workers can check for available insurance options, or if fund raising is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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