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Primary And Secondary Risk Factors For Heart Disease
Mars/Venus: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity (bmi 30+), family history of heart disease. Some things increase risk more for gals than guys: smoking, mental stress/depression, lower estrogen after menopause; metabolic syndrome (belly fat+high blood pressure+high triglycerides+high blood sugar). We can: get moving, don't smoke, eat right, watch our weight, balance work/play.See 1 more doctor answer
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
For 43 yr old male, can high LDL like 160 and low HDL like 34 be considered 2 risk factors for heart disease or it's one risk factor (cholesterol)?
Do you see a lot of males in 20's & 30's with heart disease? Or having a lot of heart attacks? Also if you do, do they present many risk factors?
Several: The most important is smoking. If you smoke - quit. If you don't - then don't start. Diet and exercise are also important. More for some people than others. The classic is a low fat diet, but recent studies point to a mediterranean diet which is not technically low fat but uses nuts and olive oil. Exercise should be balanced between aerobic (cardio) and strength training.
Smoking is #1: Also obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress, diabetes, obesity, male gender, age, and family history. You can change all but the last three, so do it! quit smoking and get off your butt! Treat the diseases and take time of/meditate/do yoga. This is hugely important, heart disease is the world's #1 killer.
Multiple: High blood pressure, high lipids (cholesterol/triglycerides), genetics, sedentary lifestyle
Cigarettes: There are a myriad of toxic chemical compounds in cigarette smoke, nicotine is the best known but it isn't the only one.
Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes, family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term. Ekg and lab tests show the damage.
Lifestyle: There are risk factors you can't control, like family history and diseases you've had that put you at risk. Most of the risk factors are within your control, such as diet and exercise to keep you LDL low and your HDL high. Discuss preventive measures with your doctor as everyone can benefit from this, get regular checkups and blood tests to help plan prevention. Do not smoke or take drugs.See 3 more doctor answers
Please tell me the factors that influence coronary heart disease (both ones that can be helped, and ones that cant)?
Cardio ruled out heart disease, norm stress test&echo. I have minimal to no risks factors &no fam hist. Non-smoker. Male Age29.Is MI/HD rare for my age?
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