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Problem Heart Disease
Exercise: There are many kinds of heart problem and disease. For many of them exercise is not only reasonable, it is important. The kind of heart disease/problem and the abnormality of the heart involved dictate whether exercise is appropriate. ...Read more
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
Heart disease: A cardiovascular problem is generally related to having a heart disease. A heart disease is a cardiovascular problem. Cardio means heart, vascular means blood vessel system. They are a continuum. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the nature of your heart problem. (If I told you "My car is broken. Can I still drive it? " How would you answer me?) ...Read more
Hrt Dis./exercise: Your doctor will be able to assess your exercise tolerance. No doubt a limitation of level of exercise will be recommended. In severe heart disease you may not be able to tolerate much exercise. Walking a half hour per day is excellent exercise generally. ...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?
Heart: You have to know what is wrong, if anything, to understand what is necessary to deal with the specific problem. Most patients are able to exercise within the limits of their problem. ...Read more
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 more
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?
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
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.
viral are all risk to need. ...Read more
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
Can you explain if it's true that people with heart disease or heart problems live less than a healthy person?
Low: Family history is only one aspect of your risk. You need to also take into account high blood pressure, cholesterol level, sugar abnormalities, activity levels, age, genetic, weight...If you recently saw a physician and was told you have no health problems, then I would say your risk of having heart disease is very low. ...Read more
Can stress and anxiety actually cause you to develop a heart disease? Or can it only cause heart issues in those with pre existing heart problems?
What are heart disease severe signs and symptoms that could be fatal indications? And what are patient's presentation when there are heart problems?
Heart disease: Risk factors for heart disease include smoking, family history of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Heart disease may present as chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, exercise intolerance or it may present atypically. Atypical symptoms related to heart disease include generalized weakness and is tougher to diagnose. If you have symptoms or risk factors see a doctor. ...Read more
The skin on the center of my chest has been itching and slightly burning on and off for the past two days. Could this be a symptom of heart disease or other problem?
Likely a skin issue: If it is your skin that is itchy and burning it is likely a skin issue. Is there discoloration? Have you put something on the area that may have caused a reaction? Best to see a doctor if it is persistent to evaluate etiology and treatment plan. ...Read more
What problems can angiography find? I have heart disease and my doctor wants to do angiography. But I don’t understand what he’s looking for? We already know about the heart disease. What else could he find?
PossibleOtherOptions: Angiograms only show an x-ray shadow-gram, still or motion, of dye/blood inside blood vessels; but keeping them open so blood can get where needed important. (also keep in mind: artery ds is in artery walls & does not show in angiogram images plus only larger openings visible). After ds is advanced, plaque ruptures lead to clots (locally & downstream); angioplasty & surgery can partially ↓symptoms. ...Read more
Not perfect: Considering the information gained relative to cost of the test, an ECG cannot be beat. It gives lots of information about the electrical system of the heart, coronary issues, prior heart attacks, arrhythmias, enlargement, etc. Combined with a good physical exam, it is very powerful. But it's not perfect -- many structural problems and artery blockages do not affect the ecg. ...Read more
Could major stress cause pain in the area around the heart (below left pec muscles), without having a heart problem? I.E. Just pain, no heart disease?
Muscle tension: Stress can cause activation of your sympathetic nervous system, making your adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol and aldosterone. High adrenaline can cause muscle spasms which can contribute to pain. Also chronically high levels of cortisol can contribute to tissue alkalinity, and reductin of tissue magnesium then muscle spams, high aldosterone leads to loss of potassium. ...Read more
I don't have any problems with the structure of my heart or heart disease nor do I take stimulants. What could be causing my increase in pvcs? :/
Arrhythmia: You may not have any heart structural problems but you may have a problem with the nerves supplying your heart muscle. This is a different issue. If this has not been evaluated, it needs to be. Also, have problems like thyroid dysfunction been ruled out? If no, they need to. For the evaluation of the heart conductive system, event monitoring is used. Talk to your primary care doc or cardiologist. ...Read more
Are probiotics recommended for me if I have digestive problems such as IBS? Can I safely take probiotics with heart disease?
ProBiotics are often helpful for patients with IBS and.........
YES they can be taken safely by patients with Heart Disease!
Hope this is helpful
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