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What is the relationship between fast food and heart disease?

What is the relationship between fast food and heart disease?

Salt and fat: Fast food is often high in salt and fat, which can cause high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, respectively, as well as obesity, all of which can cause heart disease. Foods high in sugar can cause obesity and diabetes, which can cause 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 is the connection between diabetes and heart disease?

What is the connection between diabetes and heart disease?

Increased risk : Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease by accelerating the damage of the vessels in our body, especially the heart. It increases the hardening of our heart vessels and shrinks these vessels making it harder for the heart to get the necessary oxygen supply it needs.At least 65% of people with diabetes will die from some type of heart disease or stroke. ...Read more

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What is relationship of gum and heart disease?

What is relationship of gum and heart disease?

2x risk of heart ds: Researchers have found that people with periodontal (gum) disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can also exacerbate existing heart conditions. Patients at risk for infective endocarditis may require antibiotics prior to dental procedures. So get to your dentist for frequent cleanings and floss! ...Read more

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What is the relationship between CAD and other heart disease?

Same disease process: Same disease process different locations in the arterial system. ...Read more

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What is the link between heart disease and depression?

What is the link between heart disease and depression?

Closely linked: Good article on the topic: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-and-heart-disease/index.shtml

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What is the link between heart disease and gum disease and how?

What is the link between heart disease and gum disease and how?

They are linked: Scientific studies have shown that people with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease than those with healthy gums and better oral health. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between use of amphetamines and heart disease?

What is the relationship between use of amphetamines and heart disease?

Little to none: This has been a recent source of considerable concern and research. There is no question that abuse of stimulants at quite high doses can cause heart problems, but doses used to treat adhd, typically about 100x lower than abused doses, have been shown not to increase the risk of heart disease except possibly in individuals who already have heart problems--and possibly not even then. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between GERD and skipped heart beats?

What is the relationship between GERD and skipped heart beats?

No relationship: Gerd can cause heart attack like chest pain but skipped beats usually is a native heart problem which needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between coronary heart disease and chronic heart disease?

I want to know what is the difference between coronary heart disease and chronic heart disease?

Similarities : Coronary is of the heart arteries and can be chronic. ( acute might be a heart attack) chronic heart could include coronary, valvular, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, adult congenital in adults. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between alcohol and liver disease?

What is the relationship between alcohol and liver disease?

It's one cause of it: Liver damage is rarely seen with 1-2 drinks per day (14/week), and goes up significantly with higher amounts. There are genetic predispositions to alcohol-induced cirrhosis, and people with hepatitis c are far more sensitive to alcohol, and should not drink at all. Alcohol damages far more than the liver, and again people differ in their sensitivities to these damages. Talk to md if concerned. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between Coronary Heart Disease and Coronary Artery Disease and what are the symptoms of each and how can they be tested for?

Is there a difference between Coronary Heart Disease and Coronary Artery Disease and what are the symptoms of each and how can they be tested for?

Same: Heart disease & coronary disease are the same. Fried foods, saturated fats, trams fats, sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use (not marijuana per se), diabetes, hypertension and, distantly, family Hx all collude to create atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ischemic heart disease and cad?

What is the difference between ischemic heart disease and cad?

CAD: They're essentially the same thing ischemic heart disease means that there is decreased blood flow to an area of the heart most likely due to less blood flow through the coronary arteries-- coronary artery disease. There are other causes of heart disease such as hypertension or infiltrative diseases. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between hypoglycemia and liver failure?

What is the relationship between hypoglycemia and liver failure?

Storage: Liver acts as a depository of glucose in the form of glycogen. Liver failure depletes the liver from this reserve and can lead to low blood sugar in times of need or stress. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease?

What is the difference between an atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease?

General vs in heart: Atherosclerosis means "hardening [or calcification] of the arteries." cholesterol makes "plaque" that often calcifies. When large enough it can cause a decrease in blood flow through the artery, or "ischemia." it can occur in any artery, but when it happens in the arteries of the heart, it is known as 'ischemic heart disease' or atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Whats the relationship between having a fast metabolism and a fast heart rate?

Whats the relationship between having a fast metabolism and a fast heart rate?

Fast metabolism? : By fast metabolism, if you mean that it's actually been measured and is abnormal such as with a suppressed thyroid stimulating hormone level, then yes - it causes fast heart rate (sinus tach), atrial fibrillation and psvt (abnormal very fast rhythms). But many people just feel that they are fast metabolizers and there is no direct correlation with heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between coronary heart disease and heart disease?

What is the difference between coronary heart disease and heart disease?

More specific: Coronary disease refers to the blood vessels specifically supplying the heart. Narrowing of these vessels can lead to what we call angina. Rupture of plaques in these vessels can cause "heart attacks." heart disease is a more generic term. It can be many different things affecting the many different parts of the heart. ...Read more

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What is the difference between coronary heart disease and chronic heart disease?

Heart disease: Heart disease refers to any problem primarily involving the heart. This can be acute (comes on suddenly and/or short duration) or chronic (long time coming, lasts a long time). Coronary artery disease is where the arteries that feed your heart become diseased and cause the heart to be starved for blood. This chronic problem can have acute elements, like a heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between lipoprotein in the blood stream and heart disease?

What is the relationship between lipoprotein in the blood stream and heart disease?

Lipoproteins and CAD: Some types of lipoproteins which are carried in the blood can lead to fatty deposits in the arteries and these fat deposits or fatty streaks can lead to narrowing in the arteries. This narrowing causes decreased blood flow and can occur in the heart, brain, intestines or anywhere. These narrowings in the heart can cause angina, or chest pain, or a heart attack due to complete blockage. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between hypertension and cardiac output?

What is the relationship between hypertension and cardiac output?

Mathematical: The relationship can be expressed as a variant of darcy' law; flow (q) = pressure/resistance. In the human circulatory system: q = (map – rap)/tpr (map = mean aortic (or arterial) blood pressure in mmhg, RAP = mean right atrial pressure in mmhg and tpr = total peripheral resistance in dynes-sec-cm-5.) however, as map>>rap, , this can be simplified to: q~map/tpr. Map is obviously affected by htn. ...Read more

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Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more