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Youngest Age For Having A Heart Attack
It all depends...: Depends on what conditions you suffer of( for example diabetes,uncontrolled and severe high bad cholesterol, heart conditions, hypertension, obesity),your family history( for example a parent that suffered a heart attack very young), smoking, use of cocaine. It is very rare that at your age, unless under the circumstances mentioned above, to suffer and heart attack. ...Read more
Why is it not possible for you to have a heart attack at a young age? Aren't the risks just as high if you were between 10-30 years old and obese?
It is possible: Its possible to have a heart attack, when young but the risks are lower. Heart attacks occur when a blood clot forms over an area of the heart artery that is damaged by atherosclerotic plaque formation. A buildup of fat, inflammatory cells etc in an artery wall. This takes time ( years) to occur. There are many risk factors that promote this damage, obsesity, diabetes, smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 23 year old woman. I been having chest pains since february. I don't want to consider it being a heart attack. Last time I told my doctor this she said i'm too young to have a heart attack? If its not a heart attack than what could it be? I do not
Hi my uncle who was 42 passed away from a heart attack a year ago. Does that mean i could have a heart attack when im in my 40s or younger ?
Possible: Hereditary heart disease is stronger in families where a serious heart illness is found in a relative before the age of 50. Esp if this is a first degree relative such as a parent or sibling. Best advice when young is to stop smoking, stay active, eat sensibly. Establish a good relationship with a primary care doctor and listen to their advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The same: Anything between the belly button-mouth, front or back, including neck, shoulders, and arms + belching, "indigestion", sweating, ache/pressure including et cetera can be heart disease in the young or older patient. In diabetics and hypertensive heart symptoms can be "the flu", unusual fatigue, or nothing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had a heart attack in august of this year at the young age of 34. How do I deal with all this?
Man up: Ok so you had the heart attack. Now, you need to focus on secondary prevention, ie preventing or minimizing your risk of it again. You can do this by exercising, controlling your cholesterol, bloob pressure, diabetes if pertinent and by stopping smoking if you do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare: I have me er seen it in forty years of practice but rare thing can happen. ...Read more
What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?
Life style change: Diet and exercise are important factors to change after a heart attack or stroke, but more importantly, changing the amount of stressors in ones life is more important. Cortisol, the stress hormone can be a big factor in strokes and heart attacks. Lowering cholesterol levels with statins is also important in reducing recurrent heart attacks and strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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