Does using the birth control patch increase risk for heart disease?

Ask GYN b4 u start. Please look up the name of any drug you might take. Common and serious side effects of many contraceptives can be found here: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginformation. Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py).

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Does taking birth control pills increase my risk for heart disease if I am 35?

Yes, esp if a smoker. Please look up the name of the drug you might take. Common and serious side effects of many oral contraceptives can be found here: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginformation. Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py).

Does taking birth control pills increase the odds i'll get heart disease? I am 38 years old and have taken birth control pills regularly for the past six years. Is it true that taking the pill means I have a greater chance of getting heart disease? .

The. The research suggests that women with risk factors for heart disease are at a higher risk of developing it when on the pill. These risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, family history of blood clots, stroke, and heart disease. The research also indicates that birth control pills with a lower dose of estrogen poses a smaller risk. If you are healthy with none of the above risk factors, you should feel confident in regards to your risk of heart disease. If you are concerned or have further questions please consult your doctor.

What birth control will be best for me that is easy, non-messy and affordable? I'm a 47yo female diagnosis with esrd and on dialysis since 2009. Have chronic hypertension, angina, and heart disease. What birth control will be best for me that is easy, n

Hello.. Hello. I can't say what would work best for you. But, how about good old fashioned condoms? They are cheap, usually not messy, can be carried easily in a wallet and there are no drug- drug interactions. Take care.
The. The safest, least expensive, and most effective form of birth control ever developed is the vasectomy performed on a male partner. The vasectomy can be performed under local anesthetic on a patient with virtually any medical condition. Compare that to tubal ligations that must be done under a general anesthetic and are not appropriate for patients with significant medical problems.

I need to know if heart diseases can be given to a child from father hereditarily. Father has the disease from his birth?

Yes. Yes. Congenital heart disease can be passed from a man to his child if he was a carrier of a dominant trait. Depends specifically on which disease you are referring to. But diseases that are genetically based can be passed from mother or father to child (son or daughter) and in some cases the genes can be passed on without having the disease. (Recessive genes)

Why does smoking put me at higher risk for heart disease? I smoke half a pack of cigarettes a day. I keep hearing it puts me at a higher risk of getting heart disease. Why does smoking increase my risk? .

Nicotine. Nicotine increases Insulin resistance. This in turns can lead to higher sugar levels.. People with pre-diabetes or diabetes are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Many reasons. Nicotine itself is toxic to the heart, and elevates heart rate, which makes the heart work harder. It lowers the oxygen level in blood, raises carbon monoxide levels (which further steals oxygen from our cells), adds poisons such as formaldehyde into the body), and anything that damages the lungs will damage the heart as well. You don't need to know why, you need to know it does, and to stop!

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.

Does hormone replacement therapy (hrt) increase a woman's risk for heart disease or not?

Yes and no. It reduces the risk of developing plaque which reduces long term risk. However, it increases the risk of forming clots, especially in smokers, which is the final step leading to stroke or heart attack.

I have heart disease with stents here. How to control eating the wrong foods under stress?

Foods/stress. You are talking about understanding you shouldn't cheat on your diet but not being able to handle stress without breaking down. You need to learn to handle stress better. Meditation can help but you may need a mental health professional to help you with your stress reaction.