Related Questions

Are heart attacks in teens possible? What is the main cause?

Rarely . There are a few conditions where a 19 yo could have coronary artery occlusion and a heart attack similar to a 60 yo.(progeria, kawasaki) there are also various congenital and heart disturbances where a teen could develop a sudden rhythm disturbance and present a similar set of symptoms. Added together these are still rare, but worthy of consideration when a teen goes down suddenly. Read more...
Yes. However, if one occur it is usually due to an underlying cardiac problem, not the cholesterol and plaque build up that we get as we get older. Read more...

How can anorexia cause heart attacks?

Not heart attacks. Anorexia can cause many problems. When you are severely malnourished then the salts in your body (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, etc) can become unbalanced. This can lead to life threatening heart rhythm problems like abruptly stopping (sudden death) technically this is not a heart attack which is when a portion of your heart muscle dies because of poor blood flow. Read more...
Anorexia nervosa? Anorexia means loss of appetite. Lots of causes. Most aren't associated with heart attack. Anorexia nervosa is a speciific disease, with morbid fear of at gain, distorted body image, restricted intake/semi starvation, excessive wt loss. Leads to loss of muscle mass, including heart, vitamin/mineral/ electrolyte problems, leading to rhythm probe, heart failure, even death. Read more...

Is it possible to die from cardiac heart attack after full recovery from anorexia? I had anorexia for 6 years and now get sudden jabbing chest pains?

UNLIKELY. Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), lung diseases, and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. sounds like you should see your doctor and sort this out. Read more...

Can weed cause heart attacks?

Could. Mj is a plant that people burn just like tobacco and inhale lots of junk and reduction of oxygen in your blood. I would avoid anything that you will pay someone to get off. Read more...