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Is It Possible To Stress Yourself Into Having A Heart Attack
Depends: If you're young and healthy, no. If you aren't known to have coronary artery disease, probably no. If you do have coronary disease, possibly. If you have advanced or unstable coronary disease, yes, for sure. That's why people of coronary prone age who wish to undertake an exercise program are advised having a stress test first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Can stress cause a heart attack? If so how? And what are the initial signs that you are having a heart attack?
35 M with perfect echo stress 9 months ago. No fam his non smoker. Fear of having a heart attack. Fullness in upper abs acid reflux. Scared help :(?
Heart disease: Having a normal stress echo is reassuring but you should look out for alarm symptoms like chest pain on exertion that occurs beneath your sternum and feels pressure-like. Risk factors should be managed like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, etc. Talk to your primary care provider about medication for acid reflux and reasons for your fear and anxiety around this subject. Good luck! ...Read more
What's the chances of having a heart attack at 26? Dad had one at 50... Had extensive work up at mayo negative cardiac MRI stress echo and 3d echo....
Does costochondritis really feel like your having a heart attack?So how can I know which one?Normal 2decho, ecg, stress test, chest xray
What is the likelihood of a 27 year old female having a heart attack or arrest? Chest pains but ct, ekg, echocardiogram, and echo stress test normal?
Stress & Heart Attac: Stress over time increases your cortisol which increase your blood sugar, which contributes to insulin resistance in many cases, which causes inflammation, which is what causes heart attacks and strokes. In the short term, big stress can raise blood pressure and pulse and stress your heart, which can cause a heart attack in the right setting. Stress management is important. ...Read more
Yes: Stress can increase the demand for blood flow to the heart. If the coronary arteries have blockages, then they may not be able to supply enough blood to the heart muscle and a heart attack can occur. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or "broken heart syndrome" can also be caused by stress. This condition causes the heart to enlarge and pump poorly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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