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Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.

Does a unhealthy diet in childhood cause further heart problems later on? I am 17 now and am in good health.

Certainly Possible: Dietary habits tend to persist. Changes that lead to atherosclerotic heart disease begin to occur in adolescence, so your diet now can affect your risks later on. These risks are modifiable though, so changing your habits can potentially reverse those changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I'm experiencing extreme exhaustion for the last 5 weeks. I am 20 years old. I have had no change in diet or exercise, i'm not under any large stress. I have no personal history of medical problems in any form, though heart problems are common in my fam

I'm experiencing extreme exhaustion for the last 5 weeks. I am 20 years old.  I have had no change in diet or exercise, i'm not under any large stress.  I have no personal history of medical problems in any form, though heart problems are common in my fam

Exhaustion: You need to find out the cause of your exhaustion by seeing your doctor. It may be mainly physical or psychological or a combo of both. The best place to start is w/a visit to your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im thinking about trying some diet pills. Im 22 my BMI is 42 but I have a family history of heart problems so I'm a little apprehensive. Suggestions?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Im thinking about trying some diet pills. Im 22 my BMI is 42 but I have a family history of heart problems so I'm a little apprehensive. Suggestions?

Don't do it!: At least not unless you're going to take them under doctor's supervision. Even then, "diet pills" aren't all that effective, not without changing your lifestyle, eg eating & exercise habits. Yes, Alli (orlistat) is over-the-counter Xenical but you'll still need to change your eating habits, if only to avoid oily stooly mess. So go see family doc for complete evaluation & referral to nutritionist ...Read more

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Can a lot of salt in a diet cause clogged arteries or possible heart problems in the future. I put some salt on my meals. Will it eventually kill me?

Can a lot of salt in a diet cause clogged arteries or possible heart problems in the future. I put some salt on my meals. Will it eventually kill me?

Causes hypertension: High salt intake can in the long run possibly lead to hypertension. Long standing hypertension or high blood pressure will eventually lead to diseases such as heart disease or strokes. It is important to have a healthy lifestyle by reducing salt intake, fatty foods intake and exercise regularly.Ath. ...Read more

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I have watched dr.Oz some doctors say fat isnt what causes heart problems its sugar u should watch out for, but some say it is. Some say its the ldl.

I have watched dr.Oz some doctors say fat isnt what causes heart problems its sugar u should watch out for, but some say it is. Some say its the ldl.

LDL Not Cholesterol: Past a point, no one really knows; lot of competing theories long promoted. The sat. Fat theory was promoted by ancel keys (contrary to all previous evidence) in the 1950s, but was not c/w evidence ; has been increasingly debunked. Ldl refers to 1 of 5 groups of particles which carry all fat molecules (thousands per particle) around body in water outside cells. See: "bumc.Bu.Edu atherosclerosis". ...Read more

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What are some common heart problems?

What are some common heart problems?

Heart Disease: Common heart problems include coronary artery disease (heart attacks), CHF (failing heart), valvular problems (aortic and mitral disease for the most part), and cardiac arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation and palpitations/syncope). ...Read more

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Can a 23yo female have heart problems?

Can a 23yo female have heart problems?

Sure...: That is a very nonspecific question. Newborns can have heart problems and every age thereafter. Certain issues such as coronary artery disease and heart attacks are less likely at 23 years of age then when older. There are a variety of "heart problems", if want a more specific answer then this I would suggest you ask again with more details or see your doctor if you are concerned about yourself ...Read more

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What are some signs of heart problems?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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What are some signs of heart problems?

None to many: Heart disease may exist silently for decades and still be lethal. Symptoms are for the lucky ones that then have an opportunity to sort them out before catastrophe. Common symptoms may include chest discomfort, shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitations, but need to know that women may have somewhat different symptoms. Risk factor assessment/management and judicious testing may help. ...Read more

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Can taking acid lead to heart problems?

Can taking acid lead to heart problems?

Why take acid?: Our diet to some extent contain acidic substances. That to my knowledge does not have any effect on the heart. ...Read more

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What are some non-serious heart problems?

What are some non-serious heart problems?

See doctor: It's always better to be safer than sorry, if you think you have a heart problem. Thus, it's best to see your doctor for a thorough history and physical exam, along with appropriate testing, to make sure you're not having a serious heart problem. With that said, most healthy people will experience, occasional skipped (premature) beats, that are very rarely serious. ...Read more

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How would i know if i had heart problems?

How would i know if i had heart problems?

Work up : Given your age you are at a low risk for heart disease. Your symptoms will dictate the type of work up that may include ECG, 2d-echo, electro physiologic studies, catheterization, MRI , etc. Talk to your doc about your symptoms. ...Read more

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For job i must rank top5% at cardiac stress test.Can a supplement with caffeine, theobromine, quercetin cause problems with healthy heart (ekg normal)?

For job i must rank top5% at cardiac stress test.Can a supplement with caffeine, theobromine, quercetin cause problems with healthy heart (ekg normal)?

Possible: Caffeine and theobromine potentially are cardiac stimulants. In individuals susceptible to av nodal reentry tachycardia this condition can potentially be exacerbated when taking those supplements. Quercetin is an antioxidant and is not likely to cause rhythm problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Biological Therapy (Definition)

Biological therapy means treatment with agents that are natural biologic products (such as antibodies from other species, etc.). The new drugs like Humira (adalimumab) (that are constantly advertised on tv) are examples; these are usually used for immune caused diseases like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid ...Read more