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What Can You Do To Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Disease Cancer And Other Diseases
Heard lack of sleep increases risk of heart disease and cancer.Any meds or vitamins that cancel that effect?More sleep not optional i have a young son
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems with his heart, which includes both birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks, leaky heart valves, heart failure, viral infections ...Read more
I ve smoked around 10 cigarettes a day for last 3years.i ve stopped smoking now. Am 21 years. What is my risk of lung cancer or heart diseases?
Stopping beneficial: if you continue to abstain from smoking the rest of your life you probably should not have much of increased risk.Smoking cessation at any age is beneficial.Lower lung cancer death risk for people who quit at younger ages.Indeed, cessation of smoking prior to middle age is associated with a more than 90% reduction in cancer risk attributed to tobacco. Smoking major risk factor for ht. disease too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On balance, is a moderate amount of alcohol good for you? It is both a risk for breast cancer in women and beneficial for heart disease...
Probably: Each person needs to make his/her own decisions about that. Most things in moderation are ok (exceptions: tobacco, street drugs, etc.) i would not drink alcohol specifically for the health reasons, but i seen no reason for the average person to avoid moderate amounts of alcohol if you already drink. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We live longer, etc.: Rural people, generations ago did not have as many modern conveniences, nor was food as readily available, so there was less incidence of heart disease back then. They had no fast food, and when they wanted something, they often had to work hard for it. Probably most important was the fact that because of lack of modern medicine, people did not live as long on average. ...Read more
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Ask a lawyer: We have laws in the United States against firing people for having handicaps -- indeed, under the americans with disabilities act, the employer must accommodate. But in the alice-in-wonderland world of law, i've heard that a disease that does not produce disability or interfere with work can be an excuse to fire someone. Folks comment on the irony. Get an attorney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cancer in the blood cause heart disease? Is it possible for people with cancers of the blood to develop heart disease as a result?
Yes: It is unusual, but possible, for acute leukemia or other blood cancers to cause heart problems by blocking blood flow to the heart, growing in the the fluid surrounding the heart, or even forming tumors in the lymph nodes nearby and compressing the heart. More commonly, heart disease in blood cancer patients is a result of the medicines (often anthracyclines) or radiation used in treatment. ...Read more
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