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Why do people get heart disease?

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 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 people can get heart disease?

What people can get heart disease?

Heart Disease: Everybody... Risk factors include genetics, untreated cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, as well age and gender. ...Read more

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How does someone get heart disease?

How does someone get heart disease?

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 more

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What heart disease can someone get?

What heart disease can someone get?

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 more

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How can someone get a heart disease?

How can someone get a heart disease?

Many ways: Some heart diseases are aquired through age and time. Others via infection. Others from self abuse such as not taking medications for blood pressures. Smoking, drinking and drugs can contribute as well. ...Read more

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What can you do if you get heart disease?

What can you do if you get heart disease?

Heart disease: There are many kinds of heart disease. You consult with your doctor and discuss what treatment is appropriate for the problem you have and how it can aaffect your life. ...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

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What should I do to get checked for heart disease (i'm 25)?

What should I do to get checked for heart disease (i'm 25)?

See you Doctor: There are many types of heart disease, but most are unusual in young people. However if you have a sensation of an irregular heart beat, unusual shortness of breath with exertion, chest pains, lightheadedness or fainting, see your doctor. He / she will examine your heart and determine if any other tests are needed such as an ecg, or echocardiogram. ...Read more

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What are the interior structures of the heart? What causes them to break and get heart disease?

What are the interior structures of the heart? What causes them to break and get heart disease?

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