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I am worried I have heart disease?

I am worried I have heart disease?

Worry: If you're worried go see your doctor and discuss this with the dr. If the dr. Finds no evidence for heart disease, then you can worry about something else. ...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 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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What can I do for rheumatic heart disease?

What can I do for rheumatic heart disease?

Compliance: Once you have rheumatic heart disease, best you can do is comply with the medical therapy recommended by your cardiologist. Plus, most importantly, continue with the penicillin prophylaxis (or other antibiotics if allergic to penicillin) to prevent other episodes of rheumatic fever which may considerably worsen the degree of heart disease. So continue with the antibiotics as instructed by ur doc. ...Read more

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Can I have heart disease from smoking 9 months?

Can I have heart disease from smoking 9 months?

No: But please stop now. It only gets harder as time goes on. If you've already stopped, congratulations! ...Read more

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What should I do to help prevent heart disease?

What should I do to help prevent heart disease?

See below: Adhere to a healthy low fat diet, avoid smoking, get plenty of exercise, treat high blood pressure , high cholesterol and diabetes if appropriate. Know your risk factors and family history. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent heart disease if I am 30?

What can I do to prevent heart disease if I am 30?

Walking/eating right: I recommend preventing major health problems by engaging in two activities over which most of us have control nearly every day. ...Read more

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I have heart disease. Will strength training help?

I have heart disease.  Will strength training help?

Yes but take it easy: Weight training and cardiovascular work will be healthy for the heart, but the latter should be monitored in a cardiac rehabilitation program and the former should be enacted with light weights to work the muscles but not tax the heart too much. ...Read more

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Why do I have rheumatic heart disease at the age of 40?

Why do I have rheumatic heart disease at the age of 40?

Rheumatic fever: One (or often more) episodes of rheumatic fever in childhood can damage one or more heart valves resulting in rheumatic heart disease as an adult. ...Read more

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