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Doctor insights on: Over Exercising Sudden Death

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I am sedentary, obese, have high bp, scared of sudden death. Are my chances of sudden death over 30%? I stay chronically stressed and have anxiety.

Risk of sudden death: Assessing the risk of sudden death is a serious process and can not be done based on a few words. A careful evaluation is required. You have identified some important areas of concern about your health, and you should have a medical doctor guide you into better shape. Get a consult here on HealthTap or see a doctor in person to get started and get all your questions answered. ...Read more

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I have hbp. Worry constantly over health. Chronic severe anxiety. Saw link between stress and heart disease/sudden death. Have I doomed myself?

No. U have not.: 1st b sure ur seeing a doc who will treat u effectively.Then there is a lot u can do 2 prevent the cardiovascular problems that may occur w/ untreated HTN.Eat properly, not 2 much salt. Normal weight. Regular exercise.Be sure u don't have sleep apnea.All this will delay or even prevent cardiovascular complications. If ur still anxious meditation can help. If ur still anxious u may need psych help. ...Read more

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What are some causes for sudden death in adults?

What are some causes for sudden death in adults?

So many: Commonly a blocked artery can cause sudden death, but also an old heart attack that caused scarring of the heart muscle or weak heart can predispose to sudden death. Also sudden death can occur in patients with genetic abnormality that cause the heart to be enlarged. Sudden death can occur with anomalies of coronary or with genetic abnormality that cannot be detected by echo or EKG. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sudden death in elite athletes?

What is the cause of sudden death in elite athletes?

Thickened heart: The most common cause of sudden death in elite athletes in the US is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is a rare condition of the actual muscle of the heart becoming so large and thick as to obstruct outgoing blood flow. Because outgoing flow is reduced the heart must work even harder to pump blood to supply oxygen to the body. ...Read more

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What does unspecified t wave abnormalities mean am I at risk for sudden death?

What does unspecified t wave abnormalities mean am I at risk for sudden death?

This EKG finding: is rarely associated with pathological events. It might indicate metabolic or electrolyte issues but is most likely just normal for you. Discuss this with your health care professional if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How to cope with the sudden death of a grandparent?

How to cope with the sudden death of a grandparent?

Grief: These events force us to recognize that anyone -- young or old, healthy or sick -- can die at any time. This is a milestone of maturity. It makes us appreciate the time we have together. During the grief process, your mind and body will feel different. If the changes last more than a few weeks or are disabling, your physician can be your guide -- a brief course of talk rx generally works. ...Read more

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Is non specific anterior t wave abnormality a risk for sudden death?

Is non specific anterior t wave abnormality a risk for sudden death?

EKG: EKG is a test that may show minute variability that based on operator technique and interpretation. A non specific T wave abnormality is usually no cause for worry. ...Read more

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How common in sudden death in athletic people?

How common in sudden death in athletic people?

Varies: It's impossible to give a straight forward answer to this question due to the amount of confounding factors that could be involved. However, the most common cause of sudden death in athletes is a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is relatively rare and is estimated to cause death in less than 100 competitive athletes in the US every year. ...Read more

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Keep reading about people suddenly dying of myocarditis without knowing anything was wrong it scares the life out me how common is it for sudden death to occur?

Keep reading about people suddenly dying of myocarditis without knowing anything was wrong it scares the life out me how common is it for sudden death to occur?

Very rare: When the news hits the paper, it must be a rare event. If one worries over so many potential causes for death, one would not be able to live a full life. If you are healthy otherwise, don't worry. Worrying too much can cause illness by itself. ...Read more

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