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How can someone get a heart disease?

How can someone get a heart disease?

Many ways: Some heart diseases are aquired through age and time. Others via infection. Others from self abuse such as not taking medications for blood pressures. Smoking, drinking and drugs can contribute as well. ...Read more

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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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How can you diagnose heart disease?

How can you diagnose heart disease?

H&P, tests: Through nuclear stress test, stress echocardiogram, echocardiogram, pet scan, ct scan, and ekgs. These tests are only used after a thorough history and physical that provides the indications for the appropriate test(s). ...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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How can you make sure you don't get congenital heart disease?

How can you make sure you don't get congenital heart disease?

No plan I know of: Congenital heart disease (chd) is a sporadic event occuring in ~1% of births. It is frequently seen in chromasome disorders. Having one or more parents with a defect increases risk but not always for the same defects.Having a 1st child with chd increases risk for a 2nd.A healthy lifestyle prior to and during pregnancy is the best anyone can do.Even then, ~4% of nbns will have an issue to deal with. ...Read more

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What can you do if you get heart disease?

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 can gum disease give you heart disease?

How can gum disease give you heart disease?

Heart disease: Evidence suggests that the same bacteria that causes gum disease can travel through the body and cause coronary artery disease. Very complex issue as there is evidence now that sugar may play a role as well as some new evidence that coronary disease may be caused by stem cells gone rouge. ...Read more

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How can you treat coronary heart disease?

How can you treat coronary heart disease?

Reduce risk factors: Treatment is by risk factor modification--lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and diabetes, smoking cessation, weight control, exercise, etc. Medications, angioplasty, stents, and surgery may reduce symptoms but the underlying disease cannot be cut out. ...Read more

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How can you prevent coronary heart disease?

How can you prevent coronary heart disease?

Know your numbers!: You might not be able to completely prevent heart disease but you can certainly remediate your risk by awareness and good habits. Stop smoking, lose weight, control cholesterol and blood pressure and blood sugar, exercise every day. The first step is to know where you are right now which means testing with your doctor and partnering with your doctor to achieve your goals and improve your outcome. ...Read more

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How can you get meningococcal disease?

How can you get meningococcal disease?

Person to person: Meningococcal disease is spread from one person to another by throat or respiratory secretions (eg, coughing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils). The bacteria can't live outside the body for more than a few minutes, so they don't get spread by being left on objects such as door handles or faucets. ...Read more

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How can you cure coronary heart disease?

How can you cure coronary heart disease?

You can't: Curing coronary heart disease implies that the diagnosis has already been made. Once you have coronary disease, there is no cure. However, you can reduce the risk of complications by eating a healthy diet, exercising, controlling blood pressure, stopping smoking, losing weight, and lowering cholesterol. ...Read more

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What can someone do for heart disease?

What can someone do for heart disease?

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 more

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Can you tell me how to know if heart disease is getting worse?

Heart disease: Consult the doctor who knows you and your condition best and ask this question in general if your symptoms are getting worse, the disease is progressing. ...Read more

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How does someone get heart disease?

How does someone get heart disease?

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 more

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What can someone do to prevent coronary heart disease?

What can someone do to prevent coronary heart disease?

Lifestyle Changes: Although exercise and getting good sleep are good for your heart and health, making wise choices about what you put in your mouth may have the greatest impact. I've become more convinced that a whole-foods diet high in fruits and vegetables is best. Animal protein is ok, but not in the american portion sizes. Avoid the things we all know are bad. This will have the greatest preventive impact. ...Read more

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What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?

What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?

Many ways: The most important thing you can do is stop smoking if you currently smoke. Other interventions include: maintain normal weight, lose weight if you are overweight, establish good nutritional practice and exercise routine. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Stress avoidance or control is also very helpful for cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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How can I prevent heart disease?

How can I prevent heart disease?

Many things to do: Heart disease prevention can be accomplished by regular cardiovascular exercise, cholesterol control, blood pressure management, low saturated fat diet and meditation/positive mental attitude. ...Read more

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How can you get hypertension?

How can you get hypertension?

See below: Anyone can develop hypertension. It becomes more common as we get older and there are certain risk factors like obesity that make it more likely. Most forms of hypertension are called essential hypertension, meaning the exact cause of the condition is unknown. For some people with hypertension, things like weight loss and exercise can help alleviate the need for medication. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of heart palpitations?

How can you get rid of heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Simple steps to try are cutting out coffee, tea, smoking and alcohol, learning to meditate and if these don't work, consult your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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