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Why Do People Get Heart Disease
Interactions: Heart disease is often the result of environmental interactions and genetic predispositions. Some forms of heart diease are genetic, like some valvular abnormalities. Some are environmental, like exposure to toxins. Most are the result of some genetic predisposition or liklihood of developing a pathology and exposure in the environment that allows that predisposition to become manifest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Dear jaguar, this is a great question. It all comes down to how many other risk factors someone has for heart disease, including smoking, diabetes, hypertension, obesity (the modifiable risk factors), and age and male gender (unmodifiable risk factors). The more risk factors someone has, the higher their risk of heart disease; high cholesterol is one component of comprehensive risk assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im.Worried about heart disease im 22 and.Need to improve diet but how often do people in my age group get heart disease? I have no swelling or anything im 22 and not obese what are real odds of heart disease at 22
What is the liklelyhood of 41 female smokes on BP med press good all tests normal will I get heart disease early.
Can't give you a %: BUT your risk is definitely increased significantly compared with a premenopausal woman, nonsmoker and with "all good tests". Tobacco is toxic to endothelium of all internal organs and cessation is highly recommended. Seriously consider it and even your lung function can normalise after 1 year of quitting tobacco. Numerous health benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: That would depend on what type of heart disease you are talking about. There are things you are born with, there are infections, trauma, and things that are related to risk factors. Coronary artery disease for instance is more common if you have diabetes, smoke, have a high cholesterol, and a family history of the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart disease: The most common heart diseases are atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries and hypertrophy, or thickening of the heart muscle leading to stiffness and abnormal muscle function. At their worst these both can lead to congestive heart failure, or the inability of the heart to pumps the blood adequately, with a resulting pressure buildup causing fluid to leak back into the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interior heart: The interior heart structures are usually referring to the valves, chords and muscle that provide the hearts forward pumping function. There are many reasons these structures can wear down, such as some types of infection, rheumatologic diseases, coronary disease, cardiomyopathies, and otherwise general wear and tear with age. ...Read more
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