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Doctor insights on: Number One Cause Of Heart Disease

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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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What is the number one risk factor for heart disease?

What is the number one risk factor for heart disease?

Many factors: Are related to heart disease risk including age, cholesterol, blood pressure, smoking diet and activity. While age is the most important when calculating risk, some of the other factors may be more important when contemplating changes that can be made to lower risk. ...Read more

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Why has heart disease has been the number one killer in the u.S. For decades, without decrease?

Why has heart disease has been the number one killer in the u.S. For decades, without decrease?

Heart disease: It has decreased very signficantly over the years, actually major improvements. Unfortunately the present epidemic of obesity in this country presages future loss of the gains, to put it simply if we stay the fattest sobs on the planet, we won't need the north koreans to give us static, we'll kill ourselves off. ...Read more

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For what reasons has heart disease has been the number one killer in the us for decades, without decrease?

For what reasons has heart disease has been the number one killer in the us for decades, without decrease?

Heart disease: Good question. One correction, heart disease, while still a major cause of death is on the decline. As we are able to protect people from dying from heart disease, they live longer, increasing chances ago dying from other causes such as cancer. Now, why doesn't it decrease faster? Because people still smoke, are overweight, don't control diabetes/cholesterol/high blood pressure... ...Read more

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Given that heart disease is the number one killer in women over 65, but what is the number one killer of women under 65?

Given that heart disease is the number one killer in women over 65, but what is the number one killer of women under 65?

Cancer: The #1 killer of women less than 65 years old is cancer. Please refer to this link from the centers of disease control. http://www.cdc.gov/women/lcod/2009/09_all_women.pdf. ...Read more

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Could having a hormonal imbalance cause other health risks; diabetes, heart disease, endometriosis irregular menstrual etc if so what can one do?

Could having a hormonal imbalance cause other health risks; diabetes, heart disease, endometriosis irregular menstrual etc if so what can one do?

Yes: Endocrin system is the organ system about all hormonal secretion etc. If it is imbalanced, it causes a lot of diseases. Diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, infertilities etc. ...Read more

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What is the number one method for coronary heart disease prevention?

What is the number one method for coronary heart disease prevention?

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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