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Doctor insights on: Timeline On How Heart Disease Progresses

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What location did heart disease start?

What location did heart disease start?

Heart diesase: It can start anywhere in the heart - usually in the arteries that supply blood to the heart - but it can occur in the muscle as well as the valves. Many different types of heart disease are present. ...Read more

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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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How fast can legg-calve-perthes disease symptoms show up? Is it a really slow disease?

How fast can legg-calve-perthes disease symptoms show up? Is it a really slow disease?

Varies: First symptom is often limping, which is usually painless. Sometimes there may be mild pain that comes and goes. knee pain,worsening pain and limping as time goes by thigh or groin when putting weight on the affected leg or moving the hip joint, onstant thigh pain,reduced joint motion, joint stiffness,thigh muscles (atrophy) ...Read more

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How does lifestyle affect the development of coronary heart disease?

How does lifestyle affect the development of coronary heart disease?

Numerous ways: It is well known that smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise can contribute to coronary disease, in part through effects on blood pressure and diabetes, and in part via more direct effects on the arteries. Stress can sometimes play a role in this in predisposed individuals. ...Read more

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How fast is hashimoto's disease treated when on the correct ammount of meds?

How fast is hashimoto's disease treated when on the correct ammount of meds?

Quickly: If treated properly by OPTIMIZING tissue thyroid levels (ignore TSH....focus on free T3 (liothyronine)/Reverse T3 (liothyronine) ratio), and optimize Selenium, Iodine, and inflammatory triggers; it can be managed quite well and quickly. The hard part is when you are in the transition phase from HYPER to HYPO thyroid as the gland is under attack. ...Read more

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How fast can the onset of liver disease be?

How fast can the onset of liver disease be?

Days: Some liver diseases can progress from normal to complete liver failure within hours to days. Anyone with liver failure signs or symptoms coming on rapidly should see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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How to know if cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease are the same thing?

How to know if cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease are the same thing?

Type: Ischemic heart disease is one type of cardiovascular disease. Cardiac dysfunction secondary to coronary occlusion and infarct or critical pre infarct coronary stenosis. Organic heart disease includes idiopathic cardiomyopathy, amyloid, viral dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to valvular dysfunction. Arteriosclerosis or cardiovascular disease affectsallarteries inthebody.Strokes/heartattack/peripherov. ...Read more

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How does preeclampsia up the risk for heart disease?

How does preeclampsia up the risk for heart disease?

Stress test for body: Consider any pregnancy a stress-test for the body and the female heart and vessels. The preeclamptic women fail that test and are at increased risk for chronic hypertension and heart disease down the road - not as a consequence of preeclmapsia, but rather because of their genes, lifestyle, weight, activity and diet. ...Read more

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How can dr say stage 4 heart failure when patient has limited symptoms . Ejection fraction 16?

How can dr say stage 4 heart failure when patient has limited symptoms . Ejection fraction 16?

The NY Heart failure: classification system is based on symptoms regardless of EF. It is surprising that the patient does not have symptoms with an EF of 16 but not unheard of. ...Read more

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On average, what percentage of heart disease can an electrocardiogram detect on its own?

On average, what percentage of heart disease can an electrocardiogram detect on its own?

I don't think ..: .... a specific percentage is known, but a resting electrocardiogram is often normal even when some form heart disease is present. It very occasionally reveals that a person has had a heart attack, but didn't know it. It detects a heart attack in progress. It can detect heart rhythm problems some of which may be associated with a heart disease. Other tests (stress tests and echo) are often needed. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect does coronary heart disease have on the lifestyle of the sufferer?

Huge effect: Your lifestyle have to change. Exercise, better diet, loose weight if overweight, stop smoking, control diabetes and hypertension if diagnosed, high chol treatment with LDL less than 100mg/dl , stress reduction, not excess in drinking. ...Read more

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Does all pulmonary hypertension necessarily progress without treatment?That depends on what?I have moderate pulmonary hypertension&I will check again

Does all pulmonary hypertension necessarily progress without treatment?That depends on what?I have moderate pulmonary hypertension&I will check again

Varaible: course can be quite variable. Avoid dairy products, /? be on anticoagulant, ? use Cialis type med + a moderate dose (at least) statin. Discuss wi your specialist. HRS, MD, FACC www.thepmc.org ...Read more

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How much time will end stage renal disease last?

How much time will end stage renal disease last?

It depends: With hemodialysis, it can be years. Without HD, probably only months depending on how severe is the kidney failure. ...Read more

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What diet will prevent the progression of heart disease?

What diet will prevent the progression of heart disease?

Avoid toxic foods : Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Interstitial lung disease how fast does it progress once diagnosed?

Interstitial lung disease how fast does it progress once diagnosed?

Varies..,: The progression of interstitial lung disease is usually slow, over years, but it can vary depending on the underlying cause, if it is known. Avoid smoking at all costs and quit immediately if you do smoke. Follow your doctor's advice, including considering pulmonary rehab. If it progresses to end-stage, consideration of lung transplant can be made at that time. ...Read more

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How rapidly is pulmonary hypertension progresses? And what accelerates it?

Progression: There are multiple causes for pulmonary hypertension. The rate of progression depends on the causative factors. One answer doesn't fit all. ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease relate to science and medicine?

???: Do you mean how are science and medicine used in relations to heart disease. Cad? If so, scientific methods are used to study CAD with respect to risks, medications, outcomes, etc. This science helps improve medical care of patients with cad.The information flows both ways: doctors can create studies to investigate what they are seeing with patients, researchers can innovate on entirely new ideas. ...Read more

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How fast does Parkinson's disease progress?

How fast does Parkinson's disease progress?

Slowly: Once the diagnosis is made, the initial problems can be handled with Dopamine agonists and seem stable for 1-2 yrs, but then the progression requires l-dopa, which may help nicely for about 6-8 yrs, during which time additional meds may be added. By 10-12 yrs the medications are sharply losing efficacy, and the next step may require use of a deep brain stimulator device. ...Read more