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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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Why does our medical system focus on treating the symptoms of cardiovascular disease instead of addressing the cause which appears to be our diet?

Why does our medical system focus on treating the symptoms of cardiovascular disease instead of addressing the cause which appears to be our diet?

Human nature: People tend to believe they will not suffer the consequences of their behavior. Food is such a ingrained part of what we treasure that there are multiple shows and networks dedicated to food with millions of viewers. What do you imagine the viewer rating is for "low calorie foods you need but taste like bird food? People listen when they experience the consequences of their eating habits. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of cardiovascular diseases that people have?

Depends: Too many to list, but common ones include palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, leg pain with exertion, leg swelling, diziziness. ...Read more

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How can women help prevent cardiovascular disease?

How can women help prevent cardiovascular disease?

Same as men: Although much is made of women vs men in the cardivascular disease area, when it comes to prvention the same rules aply. Keep a healthy weight/bmi , keep your blood pressure down, stay active , dont smoke , eat a healthy diet that will keep yur cholesterol down and prevent obesity and diabetes ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acute cardiovascular disease?

What are the symptoms of acute cardiovascular disease?

Variable: Depending on which cv disease you mean: heart attack? Heart failure? Cardiac arrest? Etc. Very generally, heart disease causes one or more of the following: chest pain, shortness of breath, fluid retention, palpitations, dizziness, or loss of consciousness. (sorry but that's a general answer to a general question). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

What are the symptoms of hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

Usually none: These diseases are usually asymptomatic until the end. Then they can present with stroke, heart attack, aneurysms, and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. The best thing is to know your risk factors (diet, smoking, family history) and early warning symptoms. Best to prevent it from. Ever getting to the point of a catastrophe. ...Read more

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Do you have to have cardiovascular diseases if you have familial hypercholesterolemia? What are all the symptoms?

Do you have to have cardiovascular diseases if you have familial hypercholesterolemia? What are all the symptoms?

Familial: Hypercholesterolemia is a predisposing factor for cardiovascular disease together with hypertension , diabetes , smoking and other factors . This is not to say that all people with this condition will develop cardiovascular disease . Treatment of the condition in different form will reduce the risk significantly . Talk to your doctor and know your risk and take action. ...Read more

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Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Yes : Any severe disease can potentially affect your menstrual cycle. Also your cycle will change as you approach menopause, average age 51. ...Read more

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Father believes that these supplements can help reduce symptoms of hypertension and help cure cardiovascular disease. Is this true?

Father believes that these supplements can help reduce symptoms of hypertension and help cure cardiovascular disease. Is this true?

Unlikely: Most are a waste! pass through the gut and contribute nothing that a good diet would not achieve. Some vitamins may be a help, but even that is avoidable with good diet planning in my opinion! ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

Cardiovascular diseases refer to the diseases of the ...Read more