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Doctor insights on: What Is The Leading Cause Of Heart Disease

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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 is the leading/main cause of heart disease in the U.S.?

What is the leading/main cause of heart disease in the U.S.?

Bad Habits: The majority of heart disease is a result of poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, possibly poor stress management & smoking or tobacco. In addition, genetics plays a role, as well as under treated hypertension, diabetes, and high bad cholesterol. Uncontrollable risk factors for heart disease include age (older), and gender (male). See PCP for risk factor screening and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if heart disease is the leading cause of death where?

What to do if heart disease is the leading cause of death where?

Lifestyle changes: Don't smoke; exercise goal 4-5 days/week 30-45 min/day; limit alcohol; eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other high-fiber foods.and choose foods that are low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol; limit your stress. See your primary provider regularly. ...Read more

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What exactly is heart disease and why is it the leading cause of death in America?

What exactly is heart disease and why is it the leading cause of death in America?

Obesity and nicotine: Some of the most common causes of damage to the arteries of the heart (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes), are due to obesity, which is epidemic in the U.S. at this time. Another cause, nicotine use, is also a continuing problem. There are other contributing factors to heart disease also, such as inherited tendencies and lupus, but the obesity-related factors & nicotine=answer. ...Read more

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Doc im furqan from indonesia what is the cause of heart disease? What kind of activities I have to do to prevent that disease?

Doc im furqan from indonesia what is the cause of heart disease? What kind of activities I have to do to prevent that disease?

Heart disease: They several different kinds of heart diseases. The most common risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, smoking, high body fat, high cholesterol, diabetes, lack of physical activity. You can reduce your chances of getting heart disease by eating a balanced low fat low carbohydrate diet rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts, exercising regularly, reducing salt intake, avoid smoking. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease and stroke?

Is it true that high cholesterol is the cause of heart disease and stroke?

Yes: High cholesterol (especially LDL - "bad cholesterol") is one of the risk factors for both stroke and heart disease. Others include high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes. High cholesterol can be corrected by healthy diet or medication. ...Read more

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The best current science says that eating dietary cholesterol is not a cause of heart disease. Why do docs still insist on cutting back on eggs?

The best current science says that eating dietary cholesterol is not a cause of heart disease. Why do docs still insist on cutting back on eggs?

Defensive medicine: I've noticed over the years that some advice is evidence-based, and other advice is simply given out of fear of lawsuits. "Didn't your doctor tell you not to eat eggs?" It's taken not just the joy but even the integrity out of much of doing general preventive medicine. ...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