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Stress really cause heart disease? I understand stress causing MI in person with underlying disease. But how can mood cause fat to deposit in arteries?

See below. Stress can affect your mood which can influence your immune and endocrine systems. Negative emotions can increase cytokines and other pro-inflammatory agents making blood vessels more susceptible to disease caused by cholesterol deposits and other substances. Poor diet, smoking and lack of exercise can worsen the problem. Read more...

Could major stress cause pain in the area around the heart (below left pec muscles), without having a heart problem? I.E. Just pain, no heart disease?

Muscle tension . Stress can cause activation of your sympathetic nervous system, making your adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol and aldosterone. High adrenaline can cause muscle spasms which can contribute to pain. Also chronically high levels of cortisol can contribute to tissue alkalinity, and reductin of tissue magnesium then muscle spams, high aldosterone leads to loss of potassium. Read more...

Can stress be a cause of raising cholestrol. My blood pressure isnt too bad but I have heart disease early stages cholestrol 8.2' im on statins.

Stress and cholesterol. Study show it can raise cholesterol. I think of stress as outwardly pressure on us. It's better to think of inward pressure from unpleasant emotions such as anger fear, distress, disgust and shame. When looked at this way you can see these as either positive or negative if you see them as positive they are telling you to pay attention to what is wrong and this is a positive take on stress. Read more...
Follow your doctor's. Advice. It would help to quit smoking, lose weight, if you are overweight, reduce you intake of salt and change your life style to a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week , no more than one drink/day. Read more...

How effective are exercise stress tests at diagnosing heart disease?

85 - 90 % If the stress test is combined with nuclear imaging, the sensitivity for picking up on coronary artery disease is 85-90%. If the stress test is done without imaging, the sensitivity is less. In interpreting stress test results, it is important to note the "pretest likelihood of disease". In a young healthy patient, a positive result is likely to be a false positive. Read more...

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. Read more...