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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?
My dad said he thinks he's going to get a heart attack because we stress and annoy him, is this possible?
Might it be possible that a a lot of anxiety and stress cause a heart attack in a person with a healthy heart?
Not directly: Anxiety and stress can cause arrhythmias, including serious ones that may be life threatening, but those are not technically a heart attack. Psychosocial stresses often are associated with poor lifestyle habits (diet, weight, lack of exercise, cigarette use) that may contribute to heart attack risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to pass a nuclear imaging stress test and the EKG to show you had a mild heart attack in the past?
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