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What are common causes of heart disease?

What are common causes of heart disease?

Many things: The major ones are lifestyle and genetics. Eating a diet loaded with saturated fats (i.E animal products), sedentary lifestyle, and genetic predisposition is the recipe for heart disease. ...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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What are the most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

What are the most common environmental causes of heart diseases?

Environmental heart: Environmental causes of heart disease are difficult to correlate accurately. Here's a link to an article that discusses the different evidence and may hopefully answer your question. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19119685 ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of heart disease?

Can you please list the common causes of heart disease?

Risk factors: Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) occurs when the walls of blood vessels thicken due to deposits of fat and plaque. This narrowing or blockage of the arteries causes heart disease. The risk factors for heart disease include smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes. ...Read more

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What would be the most common causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

What would be the most common causes and the effects of coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...Read more

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Please describe the three main causes of heart disease?

Please describe the three main causes of heart disease?

Heart disease: Atherosclerotic disease, infectios heart disease, valvar heart disease. ...Read more

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How is heart disease caused?

How is heart disease caused?

Many causes: Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection. Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle and thus can be changed. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity, or uncontrolled blood sugars in a diabetic are all important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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How could stess cause heart disease?

How could stess cause heart disease?

External Stress : sometimes raises certain hormones in your body that over time may cause injuries to your blood vessels and or/ vital organs. ...Read more

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What kind of fat causes heart disease?

What kind of fat causes heart disease?

Unsaturated fat: In general, multiple longterm studies have shown that unsaturated fat increases the risk of heart disease. However recent data is challenging these links. But still the best thing to do is to try to increase intake of healthy fats and decrease intake of unhealthy fats. ...Read more

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How common is heart disease among women?

How common is heart disease among women?

Heart disease/ Women: Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and also a leading cause of disability in women. Heart disease kills more women than cancer. It is extremely important to have regular checkups and see your physician concerning preventing heart disease and other diseases. ...Read more

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Which type of foods cause heart disease?

Which type of foods cause heart disease?

High fat: High fat, high glycemic diets tend to raise sugers , raise cholesterol, and increase our weight. All of these add to our risk profile.Aha has diets on their web site for your review. ...Read more

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How common do heart disease occur in 20s?

How common do heart disease occur in 20s?

About 5%: To the best of my knowledge, it is around 5% or so. Congenital heart diseases is found more and more these days because children born with such are getting treated and survive into adulthood and reproducing! if you have a strong family history, check with your doc regularly. ...Read more

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How common does heart disease occur in 20 somethings?

How common does heart disease occur in 20 somethings?

Very uncommon: Possiblilities include congenital heart disease which had gone undetected, valvular heart disease, or most commonly, arrhythmias. Overall, occurrences are rare. ...Read more