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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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Is it o.K to just once in while to have chinnese fast food with coronory heart disease as now paranoid.

Is it o.K to just once in while to have chinnese fast food with coronory heart disease as now paranoid.

Moderation?: Well they moderation in all things, but there is a limit to that. They also say, know thyself. So i recommend you get a baseline of your risk for heart disease by getting a physical and fasting labs including your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. You can then decide how much you need to stay healthy. You can also ask for less oil next time you get it as this would also help. ...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 CAD and other heart disease?

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 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 coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease and ischemic heart disease?

What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease and ischemic heart disease?

Same: Basically similar names for the same problem. Each discribes a problem with the circulation of the heart the cornary arteries. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, and ischemic heart disease?

What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, and ischemic heart disease?

All related: Ischemic heart disease is caused by coronary artery disease. Some people call coronary artery disease coronary heart disease. When a coronary artery closes up, the heart tissie it supplied may die and that is called a heart attack. The dead heart tissue scars down, when there is a lot of damaged tissue the heart may start failing and that is called ischemic heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between burning sensation of toes fingers and ischemic heart disease?

What is the relationship between burning sensation of toes fingers and ischemic heart disease?

Not aware of any: "burning" is a symptom most commonly associated with a nerve. Carpal and tarsal tunnel (nerve compression), neuritis (inflammation) and some metabolic diseases (like diabetes and anemia) can also produce a burning feeling. The most i can think of is angina can sometimes cause the left arm and fingers to tingle or even burn. It certainly would have no affect on the toes, though. ...Read more

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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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Is there a relationship between oral contraceptives and heart disease?

Is there a relationship between oral contraceptives and heart disease?

Yes: Particularly in women with other risk factors for heart disease, oral contraceptive use may increase that risk. ...Read more

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Describe the relationship between types of lipoprotein in the blood and heart disease?

Describe the relationship between types of lipoprotein in the blood and heart disease?

Good and bad: Ldl (low density lipoprotein) is associated with developing atherosclerosis which leads to heart attacks and strokes. The lower it is, the better. Hdl (high density lipoprotein) is inversely correlated with atherosclerosis. The higher it is, the better. Vldl (very low density lipoprotein) doesn't correlate well with heart disease. ...Read more

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Relationship of GERD and heart disease?

Relationship of GERD and heart disease?

None known: Gerd is due to a faulty valve between the stomach and the esophagus. "heart disease" typically refers to plaque formation in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between heart disease and depression?

Is there any relationship between heart disease and depression?

Yes: People with depression are more prone to heart disease for a variety of reasons, not the least not caring for oneself, eating poorly and not exercising. The opposite is also true as people with heart conditions get depressed from impaired function, lack of exercise and possible medication side effects. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between coronary heart disease, angina, heart failure and heart attack?

Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and obstruct. If adequate collateral pathways exist may just vagus transient angina or pain. Angina is pain without damage. If not adequate flow, or collateral, acute myocardial infarction- heart attack occurs and that is "damage". Heart failure may follow. ...Read more

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I have heart disease with stents here. How to control eating the wrong foods under stress?

I have heart disease with stents here. How to control eating the wrong foods under stress?

Foods/stress: You are talking about understanding you shouldn't cheat on your diet but not being able to handle stress without breaking down. You need to learn to handle stress better. Meditation can help but you may need a mental health professional to help you with your stress reaction. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should people with COPD and heart disease avoid completely?

Please suggest what foods should people with COPD and heart disease avoid completely?

Here few: Saturated fats specially trans fats like red meat, cheese, ice cream, butter, packaged snack foods, candy bars, high sodium carbonated sodas, fried chicken with the skin, fast food. ...Read more

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I eat many cholesterol-filled foods and am afraid of heart disease due to family history. How to prevent this?

I eat many cholesterol-filled foods and am afraid of heart disease due to family history. How to prevent this?

Check: First check your cholesterol levels. Depending on levels you may or may not need treatment with medications. With a family history of heart disease, it would be best to maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, avoid smoking, and be on a heart healthy diet. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can someone with coronary heart disease have/eat?

Please suggest what foods can someone with coronary heart disease have/eat?

Dietitian : Low saturated fat, low sodium, high potassium and magnesium, fish oils. Baked fish and skinless chicken, vegetables, oatmeal, whole grains. Ldl needs to be less than 100mg/dl. BP less than 130/80. See a dietitian or enter a cardiac rehab program. ...Read more

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Can kids get heart disease from fried foods?

Can kids get heart disease from fried foods?

Yes: The earliest signs of coronary artery disease have been seen in young people, at autopsy, killed in car accidents or on the battlefield. Although symptoms may not occur until later in life, the disease begins in young people. It is important to develop healthy habits early in life. ...Read more

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