Does caring for a disabled person increase my heart disease risk?

Stress. Not directly, though indirect results of such a stressful circumstance might result in gaining weight, eating less healthy, and becoming sedentary might lead to greater risk in the future. Acute coronary risk goes up when stress/anxiety levels are high.

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How does a person's diet increase the risk of coronary heart disease?

Insulin resistance. Metabolic syndrome is very preventable. Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eventually you will have full blown diabetes, heart disease and htn. Read more...

If diagnosed with pericardritis, should I limit activity and does this put me at any increased risk for heart disease?

Yes. First you need to get your pericarditis treated and in remission before you worry about limiting activity causing worse heart outcomes long term. The treatment for pericarditis includes cessation of all exercise (as it revvs up your adrenergic system) and is counterproductive to treating pericarditis. only normal acitivies of daily living allowed till pericardial pain in remission, otherwise. Read more...

I recently had a CBC and my EO count came back as 7.7% (High). How concerned should I be? Does this increase my risk of heart disease?

Eosinophils. Eosinophils which are found to be elevated on a CBC are most commonly due to allergies and parasitic infections. Other less common causes also exist but these do not generally increase the risk of heart disease. This elevation on your blood test is best interpreted along with physical symptoms you may have. . Read more...

Can somebody tell me how can diet increase risk of heart disease?

Diet. Poor diet can cause obesity and associated Insulin dysfunction. It can also cause fat to infiltrate the walls of arteries and make heart attack possible. Poor nutritional diet can cause nutritional malfunction of the heart. Too much salt can cause fluid retention. Read more...