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Why Is Cigarette Smoking A Risk Factor Of Coronary Artery Disease
Smoking Vascular Dz: Smoking accelerates the development of atherosclerosis (plaque formation / cholesterol build-up / formation of blockages) in blood vessels. The exact mechanism is not understood. Studies show that high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cigarette smoking together increase the risk seven times. If you smoke several packs/day for several years, this increases your risk two fold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Typically, would smoking on and off for 1 year 5 per day on and off cause coronary artery disease at 18?
I smoke have chest pains been evaluated by doctors what is the likelihood that I have coronary artery disease? Trying to quit smoking any suggestions?
Several: There several risk factors (CRF) for coronary artery disease, some modifiable and some not. Non-modifiable crfs include family history (genetics), sex and age. Some modifiable crfs which can be treated with medications or lifestyle changes include smoking, hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol status, particularly LDL or "bad" cholesterol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out my husband passed due to acute cocaine intoxication and the contributing factor was severe coronary artery disease. Is there any way to find out if he was a habitual cocaine user? I am not aware that he was. I just received the call from
Hair testing: if he has already been buried (or worse, cremated) it would be difficult to have him disinterred for that kind of testing, but if his comb or hairbrush is still around, that may have enough hair (especially longer strands) to have testing done. It is not inexpensive, and usually has to be ordered by doctor or police authorities. Hair testing can accurately determine times of prior use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Absolutely: Lifestyle changes likely have more effect on preventing coronary artery disease than any "medical intervention". The big ones are not smoking, regular exercise, and what is sometimes described as a "mediterranean diet": abundant fruits and vegetables, olive oil as the principal source of fat, fish and poultry consumed in low to moderate amounts, red meat in low amounts, red wine in low amounts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Research on psychoneuroimmunology: does stress influence immunity and cause coronary artery disease?
Which is the most preferred and accurate test when it comes to diagnosing coronary artery disease for doctors?
Easy one: Coronary artery disease is the build up of atherosclerotic fat plaques in the arteries of the heart. These can partially block blood flow to the heart muscle causing angina or block completely and cause a heart attack. Hypertension is high blood pressure which can be caused by a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more
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The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more
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