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Problem Heart Disease
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
Exercise w/heart dis: Exercise, including weight lifting, is helpful in heart disease to increase exercise tolerance. Your doctor will have assessed your exercise tolerance, probably with a stress test, and advised how much and how strenuous your exercise activity should be. Walking is excellent heart exercise activity Weight lifting within exercise tolerance is good as we;;/ ...Read more
Yes supervised: Depends on medicine. Metformin is usually the first drug. Work with your doctor and medical team. You will have to do blood and urine tests every 3 months to monitor the effect of the medication. Remember lifestyle modifications like diet and exercise are important. Go to the American Diabetes Association ADA to learn more about diabetes. ...Read more
I have abnormal and now I have to go with a cardiologist. If I do have a heart problem or heart disease will i be able to exercise, what to do?
Difference: Cardiovascular means problem with heart and blood vessels structures, like arteries, arterioles, veins , capillaries. Blood flow to tissues cause problems likepad, pvd, carotid stenosis. Heart disease is specific to heart structures like wall, valves, chambers, aorta, pulmonary artery, coronary arteries. Variation, congenital abnormalities and dysfunction of these structures cause heart disease. ...Read more
1 is subset of other: Thanks for your good question. Think of it this way: your cardiovascular system includes your heart (cardio) and all of your blood vessels (vascular). So, heart disease refers to problems affecting the heart, whereas cardiovascular problems includes heart diseases, as well as any problem affecting blood vessels (which are basically all over our body). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take coq10 coenzyme even if you don't have a heart disease/problem and you are still young?
Yes: It may not help, but there's no toxicity associated with regular doses of coq 10. ...Read more
Can psoriasis cause other types of problems such as heart diseases or blood pressure or diabetes?
No: Psoriasis is not known to cause any one of those you have mentioned it has effect on some peoples mind you take the treatment from your physician and minimize your concern over the condition..In fact you do what you need to do and stop worrying about it.This seems to be the best for its healing or recurrence. ...Read more
Heart failure: When there are proper indications of an absolutely failing heart on major medications, and perhaps with an lvad (left ventricular assist device )in place, a person will be considered and "listed". The surgery requires heart lung machine support of the recipient while their heart is removed and the donor heart is sewn in place. Coronary blockage valvular failure viral are all risk to need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have PVC/ PAC/ Ectopic Beats is an Normal ECHO, 3 ECG's X-RAY, Blood tests, enough to rule out any Heart Diseases / Problems, Yes / No? Thank you.
No and yes: Your testing doesn't rule out coronary disease so a more complete workup should also include a stress test .That said, if your stated age of 23 is accurate, coronary disease is so rare at your age that stress testing is not indicated, so the answer is (except for very, very rare conditions) "yes". ...Read more
Missed hrt diagnosis: It is possible to have limited coronary heart disease for years without impacting function. At some point the partial narrowing may become enough to cause symptoms of pain or decreased exercise tolerance. If symptoms have been present for years then a thorough cardiac workup is overdue. See your doctor ...Read more
Can you please explain why heart disease is both a personal health problem and community health problem?
Heart disease: Because it is a life problem for the individual and a huge drain on community resources. ...Read more