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Is It Normal To Have A Heart Attack If You Are 23 Years Old
No: It is extremely rare for a person in this age group to have a heart attack. One would nearly always expect there to be an underlying problem with severely elevated blood pressure or cholesterol, likely with a strong family history of such problems, or some form of congenital cardiovascular abnormality, if a true heart attack were to occur in a 23 year old. Cocaine use could do it too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...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
Is it that rare for a 27-30 year old male to have a heart attack? Does it make it even rarer if they had recent normal ekg/stress/echo?No fam hist
Yes: Heart attacks represent sudden occlusion of a coronary artery. This happens most commonly because of atherosclerotic plaque rupture, although other things (like coronary spasm, Cocaine use, vasculitis etc) need to be considered, particularly in a 23 year old. Traditional risk factors might be less applicable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im an active 18 year old girl. My blood pressure is 145/91. Is this strange or high enough to have to get it looked at?
Yes: You should see a doctor for that. Both the top (systolic) and bottom (diastolic) numbers are elevated. If you're that young with such an elevated pressure, you may need to alter your diet, stress level, or better manage other chronic illnesses. In addition, it may be due to endocrine or renal (kidney) issues that should be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 2 year old who is very demanding and he seem to have abnormal mood changes compared to other kids, not sure if this is normal or not.?
I am a 45 years old. When is a good age to have a heart stress done? I am concerned about clogged arteries or other heart issues. Thank you.
Yes: Young children become aware of many things going on inside their bodies. They can feel their hearts beat, they become aware of movement of food in their bellies, and learn what hunger actually means. This is all normal. They soon learn to ignore it all again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While 10+ min into running i feel what people say is heart palpitations, should i be concerned and seek a doctor or is this normal, i'm 17 years old.
Get an exercise EKG: You are probably fine but there are young healthy athletes who drop dead playing basketball because they have unusual cardiac anatomy or conduction anomalies. Check it out! These are quite rare but possibly deadly if you have one. ...Read more
If you have preeclampsia and your baby died because of it is it possible that it will happen again?How to orevent it normal BP alreafy for 2 years now
113/69 pulse rate 85 is that good? And they said I have reversal ischemia would it be this normal if i had that?
Good Bo: Congratulations on having a normal blood pressure. I assume you have had a cardiac stress test that shows reversible cardiac ischemia. While many people with coronary artery disease often also have high blood pressure, you can have normal blood pressure and still develop coronary artery disease. Smoking, diet and genetics as well as blood pressure play a role. Talk to your doctor about risk fac. ...Read more
What are the precautions do I need to take as I am diabetic since past a year? Will it ever be cured completely as its diagnosed at a very young age?
Evaluation Needed: Diabetes is important to manage so if you haven't seen a doctor recently and tested for blood sugar levels and a1c lab numbers, then you should get evaluated. Depending on the evaluation, they can recommend lifestyle and diet restrictions and things you can do at home to manage your diabetes. Please do not take it lightly as diabetes is very serious and needs managed. ...Read more
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