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Will Gatorade Cause A Heart Attack
No: Heart attack is caused by plaque build up in coronary arteries of the heart. No study has ever conclusively shown stress or loss to be tied to heart attack. It is a common misconception. Heart attack is caused when there is an imbalance in oxygen supply and oxygen demand of heart muscle. The supply being limited by plaque in the arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: All the classical risk factors which include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history and if you have the above, a heart attack may be precipitated by stress including drugs, excessive drinking and sex, and many more. Live healthy and good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood Clots: Both a heart attack and a stroke is caused by a blood clot that gets lodged in a vessel in the heart and brain respectively. The only exception to this is that bleeding in the brain is also termed "stroke, " but it is a "hemorrhagic stroke" rather than an "embolic stroke, " which is from blood clots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Lots of drugs (too many to list) can have cardiac side effects. However, to ask what drugs can cause a heart attack is a strange question. Just in case you are feeling suicidal, i won't provide the answer to that part of your question. If suicidal, i recommend seeing or talking to a therapist or counselor or going to the hospital right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that smoking cig alone can cause a heart attack even if you are only 41.or do you have to have other uncontrolled condition?
That depends on..: How much you've smoked and for how long. Smoking by itself causes conditions that lead to blocked arteries. Add NSAIDS, high blood pressure, a family history, maybe some alcohol and other bad habits, yes, you could see heart disease. 2-3 packs a day for 20 years is a 40-60 pack year smoking history. It's not about chronological age, it's about biological age. Nothing ages us faster than smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress & Heart Attac: Stress over time increases your cortisol which increase your blood sugar, which contributes to insulin resistance in many cases, which causes inflammation, which is what causes heart attacks and strokes. In the short term, big stress can raise blood pressure and pulse and stress your heart, which can cause a heart attack in the right setting. Stress management is important. ...Read more
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