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Can you tell me how heart disease affect the liver?

Can you tell me how heart disease affect the liver?

End stage heart: If you have end-stage congestive heart failure, you can develop cardiac cirrhosis. Other than that, there's not much effect on the liver. ...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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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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How does heart or vessel disease affect sexual function?

How does heart or vessel disease affect sexual function?

Here are some...: Changing or Impairing sexual function always result from multiple factors with aging leading its pack and vascular disease is key factor to restrict blood flow to nourish tissues and organs. So, it is a systemic lifelong process. More on ED & sexual function? Peruse articles listed on http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. More? I can help at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... ...Read more

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How does someone or stop coronary heart disease?

How does someone or stop coronary heart disease?

CAD: Lower cholesterol to less tha 100, control blood pressure, stop smoking, exercise regularly, lose weight can give you the best chance but there are still no guarantees. ...Read more

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How does myocarditis affect the heart?

How does myocarditis affect the heart?

Myocarditis: Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart. It may be infectious or inflammatory. It disorders heart muscle function and can cause both electrical and mechanical dysfunction. It can resolve or become chronic. In its chronic form it can cause serious disability or death. ...Read more

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How does your gender affect coronary heart disease (chd)?

How does your gender affect coronary heart disease (chd)?

See below: Men are more susceptible to chd, however after menopause the risk for women increases and post-menopausal women have the same risk. Women in general have the same risk as 10 year younger men. ...Read more

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How does nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

How does  nutrition affect coronary heart disease?

Cholesterol/diabetes: Proper nutrition is very important in prevention of coronary artery disease bacause obesity is number i cause of diabetese, high blood pressure and cad coronary artery disease can be prevented to a major extent by proper nutrition which includes preventing overeating to prevent obesity, low salt intake, low carb and low cholesterol diet, foods high in fiber, whole fruits, vegeis, whole grains, nuts etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how cardiovascular disease affect the body?

Can you tell me how cardiovascular disease affect the body?

In many ways.: Nonspecific question. Cardiovascular means the heart and the artery-vein system of the body. You need this system to pump blood to your organs. If it doesn't work well, different organs can suffer from lack of oxygen and die. It can cause Heart attacks, strokes, circulation problems, and weakness if heart doesn't work well. ...Read more

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How does food affect your heart rate?

How does food affect your heart rate?

Heart rate: A generic meal may be associated with a small heart rate increase as blood flow shifts volume to the gut. If substances causing additional effects stimulating or suppressing rate are present different changes could be seen. ...Read more

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How does alcoholism relate to heart disease?

How does alcoholism relate to heart disease?

Myocardiopathy: Weakens heart muscle but also effects multiple systems which also indirectly adversely effects the heart. ...Read more

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How would hypertension affect heart disease?

How would hypertension affect heart disease?

Hypertension: Htn causes secondary changes in the blood vessels which are associated with heart attack. ...Read more

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How does someone get coronary heart disease?

How does someone get coronary heart disease?

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 more

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How does liver disease affect your body?

How does liver disease affect your body?

Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A diseased liver can not do neither of them well. ...Read more

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How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Pressure: The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the heart along with other organs. When the liver is affected by things like cirrhosis, it can cause abnormal filling pressures within the heart. This, if untreated, can lead to failure of the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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How does heart disease affect the cardiovascular system?

How does heart disease affect the cardiovascular system?

Related : The heart is the pump of the cardiovascular system. When it doesn't work well the cardiovascular system does not work well. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect the heart?

How does smoking affect the heart?

Nicotine: Nicotine can cause increased heart rate and constriction of blood vessels, which can cause high blood pressure or even low blood flow through the coronary arteries of the heart. Lower oxygen levels in the blood due to smoking can increase heart rate as well ... Smoking can cause atherosclerosis, which can block the coronary arteries to the heart. ...Read more

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How does diabetes affect your lungs?

How does diabetes affect your lungs?

Increased infection: Proving that diabetes affects the lungs directly is difficult and the "jury is still out". However, diabetic patients have increased risk for pneumonia and influenza. Both infections can affect your lungs. Diabetics should recieve annual flu shots because of this reason. The new guidelines for Pneumovax (pneumonia shot) is to give the shot before age 65 and repeat it on a patients 65th bday. ...Read more

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How long does it take for periodental disease to affect heart?

How long does it take for periodental disease to affect heart?

Periodontal disease: Your question should be how do I best take care of my teeth and gums so that I never get periodontal disease that could affect my heart. See your dentist, have your teeth cleaned and checked for gum disease. ANY gum disease can affect your heart. No time is "safe". If you have periodontal disease, seek treatment and be safe. ...Read more

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What does heart disease do to you?

What does heart disease do to you?

A lot: Depending on the actual diagnosis and severity of it, heart disease can lead to things such as fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, or even death. ...Read more

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