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How Heart Disease Affect The Respiratory System
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
Congestion: By affecting the flow and pressures inside the lungs, congestion of the lungs could happen causing respiratory difficulty. ...Read more
Plenty of reasons: If your kidneys are losing protein in your urine (proteinuria), this can affect the production of antibodies to fight infections. If your kidney disease is a result of uncontrolled diabetes, elevated blood sugars can lower the immune response to infections. Finally, if one is on dialysis, great care must be taken to keep the dialysis site sterile as this is often a source of infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other way around: Angina is caused by problems in your circulatory system. It does not cause them. Here's a good read on Angina: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/angina/basics/causes/CON-20031194 Talk w/ your doctor to best manage this condition. It can make all the difference! Best regards. ...Read more
Neurotransmitters: Parkinson's disease is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency syndrome in part, with the classical effect on dopamine. This accounts for the tremors and gait instability. At same time deposition of Lewy bodies within the cell body cause cellular death. In many patients, a Parkinsonian dementia arises, which is different from Alzheimer's. ...Read more
My new job requires being sprayed with pepper spray. Is this safe for someone with triple coronary heart disease and respiratory problems?
Mostly Heart: Coronary arteries are the main vessels coming off the aorta supplying blood to the heart muscle. There are 3 main coronary arteries. When they have significant plaques in them (coronary atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease), people develop chest pains (angina), shortness of breath, chest tightness with exertion, heart attacks and various other consequences. ...Read more
See a doctor. : No Health Tap doc can answer your question without knowing more about your situation and examining you. See your doc please. ...Read more
May help Arteries: Not sure about GI issues but saturated fats are not unhealthy, simple carbs ; sugar drive artery disease ; most heart problems. The healthiest fats, from research: lard, coconut, palm ; better olive oils. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, mary enig, stossel debunking food myths, dietdoctor.Com, gary taubes, peter attia, nusi.Org, robert lustig, the men who made us fat, nora gedgaudas, etc. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you take coq10 coenzyme even if you don't have a heart disease/problem and you are still young?
Yes: It may not help, but there's no toxicity associated with regular doses of coq 10. ...Read more
I exercise often yet my resting heart sitting is higher then a friend who doesn't exercise and is lower. Heart Disease? Anxiety?
Could hemopheliacs have a less chance of having heart disease/ stroke since their blood doesn't clot that well?
Dissolution Therapy: If mom is having pain due to the gallstones and felt to be a poor candidate for surgery, it may be worth trying to dissolve the gallstones using medication (ursodiol). This is only suitable for small, non calcified stones and takes months to work. If she has a severe attack, an interventional radiologist can place a tube into the gallbladder to rx the blockage (percutaneous cholecystostomy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ecg: The PR interval is the period when the electrical impulse is being conducted from the sino atrial node down thru the atrium, thru the atrioventricular node and the conduction system to the ventricles. Prolongation of this can be caused by many factors ischemic, metabolic and structural and is not a specific indicator of a specific disease. ...Read more
Temperature: In general it isn't a big deal. There can be some reflex cardiac rhythm problems and this is the reason for the caution. ...Read more
I heard that homogenization of milk causes heart disease. I don't want to believe it. Is it true?
Does not: Don't believe it. No evidence for this at all. ...Read more
How likely is it that a 25 year old gets heart disease from diabetes doesn’t it take awhile to develop ?
Yes: This has to do with the long term consequences of abnormal glucose levels. They will raise your bad lipids & put you at higher risk of coronary artery disease earlier than the normal population but it does still take years. The same goes for destruction of your kidneys & eyesight if you don't manage your diabetes well. I wouldn't worry about a heart attack at 25-26. ...Read more
With heart disease in my family, my diet hasn't been great. Although i'm not overweight, and i exercise 2-3 times per week should I be concerned?
Pay attention: Family history is an extremely important determinant on the risk of heart disease. At your age, given an increased risk from family history you should be starting to engage in better dietary habits. Know your lipid profile and consider meds along with a better low fat diet if your LDL cholesterol is more than 130 (strive for 100). Exercise 5x per week. Avoid smoking. Starting young helps. ...Read more
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