Heart disease in obesity

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Avatar n tn Hello, Microvessel disease refers to the smaller arteries in the heart not visualized on coronary angiography. It is proven by using medications and pressure or flow catheters during cardiac catheterization to show an abnormal response to medications that typically dilate arteries. It is associated with obesity, diabetes, and often occurs in patients with metabolic syndrome (hypertension, increased triglycerides, obesity, diabetes).
Avatar f tn t any family history of heart disease. My age does not indicate towards heart problems. I am so worried abt my health and future. Somebody plz help me. If i am at risk of heart attack or CAD. What should i do. Plz reply.
Avatar m tn Multivitamin-Mineral Use Is Associated with Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality among Women in the United States. http://jn.nutrition.org/content/early/2015/01/07/jn.114.204743.
Avatar m tn generally when someone has an attack with it it sometimes starts at below the belly button and will move to the left side of the body and eventually the pain becomes very intense and then will end up exactly where the appendix is so you have to be careful....however with the heart its pretty much on the nose when you have pain in the chest....the heart sits between the nipple lines and only very very slightly to the left....the heart is the size of our left fist....
Avatar m tn I am very pleased with the decline in heart disease over the last 40 years since death rates peaked in 1968. The decline began in 1968, then 19 years later in 1989 statins were introduced. I couldn't help but notice the decline rate pre and post statins remained virtually unchanged. Can someone explain why statins have had no visible impact on enhancing the decline rate of deaths from heart disease in the United States?
1298014 tn?1331028254 One of the major concerns of morbid obesity is its strong association with heart disease. Morbid obesity affects the heart in a number of problematic ways, it can lead to: •Congestive Heart Failure: The heart simply becomes weak due to excessive use and the heart muscle fails to pump blood around the body. •Atherosclerotic Heart Disease: This is when the arteries of the heart develop fatty plaques of different shapes and sizes.
Avatar m tn If this trend continues, you are indeed at high risk for developing cardiovascular disease such as heart attach or stroke. I recommend starting a diet and exercise program immediately, which may even help with improving your mood. In my opinion you do NOT need a stress echo since it is unlikely that you would have significant blockages in your arteries AT THIS TIME, unless you have some discomfort or pain when you exert yourself.
1200240 tn?1289339687 My hubby has heart disease.He went along to the GP yesterday and he is refering him back to the consultant for further investigation as he has been coming over very poorly and his pulse was low. The GP told him the consultant will probably tell him he's to have a heart bypass which is worrying him now. Today he came over bad in himself as he has been doing quite a lot, he seems a shadow of his normal self.He gets so fatigued and feels very ill in himself.
Avatar m tn AND, since many have become westernised, they have certainly started to see the real effects of heart disease. Erijon is correct in that these individual cases are often used to try and disprove the benefits of medications, but they never use the full story. It's the same with the French paradox for the English. Our neighbours consume tons of dairy products yet have very little instance of heart disease compared to us.
574118 tn?1305135284 A few weeks ago she traveled to Europe and caught pneumonia due to hard weather conditions. But that was not a curse since coming back we did x-rays and she got rid of the effusion in lungs and is recovering. Yet the x-rays showed the leftlobe bigger meaning some swelling in the heart. So we did echo on the heart and discovered she has a regerge due to a weaker mitral valve the doctors decided she must have had during childhood rheumatic fever which she denied.
Avatar n tn Any suggestions? Is it a heart disease? Am i not exercising enough? ( i dont have obesity by the way).
Avatar n tn For the most part, weight gain is simple mathematics, you take in m ore calories than you burn and the excess is stored in fat cells. Your mother can do some sort of exercise to burn calories, she just needs to watch her heart rate and work load. Just moving burns calories so a simple walk will do it. If walking is too much, some time moving in a pool is very helpful. In any case, she needs to cut back on her calories to match what she burns in a day.
Avatar f tn another good one is women's bodies, women's wisdom :) thanx for the post!
Avatar m tn The commonest cause of burning pain in the chest and vomiting blood can be gastro esophageal reflux disease or heart burn. Fatty foods, fried foods, obesity, hiatal hernia are all possible causes of Gastro esophageal reflux disease. These symptoms of chest pain and vomiting can also be confused with pain originating from the heart. Usually the symptoms of heart burn do not start or get worse with physical activity while pain related to the heart often comes on with exertion.
Avatar n tn Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy - disease of the heart muscle, the cause of which is unknown. Enlarged or ‘dilated’ heart is one of the most common types of cardiomyopathy. Some of the symptoms include chest pain and fainting spells. Myocarditis - an infection of the heart that is generally caused by a virus. A person may have a viral illness first and later have symptoms of congestive heart failure.
172023 tn?1334672284 This was on Yahoo News today: (Reuters) - Obese women who carry most of their extra weight around the stomach are 70 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, an international team of researchers reported on Tuesday. The findings suggest are some of the first evidence that the link between obesity and pancreatic cancer is as strong in women as in men, Juhua Luo of Sweden's Karolinska Institute and colleagues reported in the British Journal of Cancer.
Avatar n tn At least twice as likely as someone who does not have diabetes to have heart disease or a stroke. High blood glucose levels over time can lead to increased deposits of fatty materials on the insides of the blood vessel walls. These deposits may affect blood flow, increasing the chance of clogging and hardening of blood vessels (atherosclerosis). Stress, obesity, smoking are contributory factors. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn My cardiologist has told me that I must lose weight to reach at least 275lbs before he will schedule me for bypass surgery. I have had 2 heart attacks in the last year & am on home oxygen 24/7. If I take the O2 off & walk 20 feet, my sats drop to around high 7-'s low 80's & my chest hurts. When the O2 is restored & my sats are back up to mid 90's, my chest pain ceases. I have had 2 angiograms. Dr. says I have a 100% blockage in the center bundle.
Avatar m tn what is difference between Heart attack and Angina pain
Avatar m tn Hi Guys, here is an interesting and informational article... Weight Loss Surgery may keep diabetes and heart woes at bay for long periods of time -- and might even reverse some disease complications, new research suggests. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic looked at a group of people with diabetes who underwent weight loss, or bariatric, surgery to treat their obesity.
Avatar m tn Such conditions are Hypertension, Coronary disease, Valvular heart disease, Heart failure, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome and Hyperthyroidism. As for association of atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea is concerned; yes, there are studies which have shown positive association between the two. One study has shown that use of CPAP in sleep apnea patients has reduced the incidence of atrial fibrillation.
906115 tn?1344200509 Recently the times had an article about obesity, heart disease, and other things that affect us in adult life can be determined by what opur mother did in utero not just by dna and genetic traits. Get the magazine! It is a great article OH, and it talked about the Pimas indians having the highest rates of diabetes in the nation/ world something like that.
Avatar m tn 5 billion adults, age 20 and older, were overweight and worldwide obesity more than doubled since 1980. Of those in the overweight population, WHO estimates more than 200 million men and close to 300 million women were obese. Prior studies have shown that obesity is a frequent cause of chronic liver disease that can progress to cirrhosis, and one study estimated that 17% of liver cirrhosis is attributable to excess body weight.