Atrial Fibrillation risks
Atrial Fibrillation

  • High blood pressure itself usually causes no symptoms, so it is easy to ignore. Left untreated, however, it can quietly damage your body for years. Eventually, it can lead to serious complications, such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidn...
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  • High blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk for heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease, and other serious health problems.
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  • A clot blocks the blood flow to the heart (heart attack), and damages heart muscle. Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and a blue or grey tinge to the skin.
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  • The heart valves work by ensuring that blood flows in a forward direction and doesn't back up or cause leakage. Heart valve disorders prevent this.
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  • Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. This condition puts people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
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  • Your primary care doctor, such as an internist or general practitioner, will likely be your first line of defense against coronary artery disease (CAD).
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  • CAD occurs when one or more of the coronary arteries begin to narrow due to the build-up of cholesterol and plaque. The blockage of one of these arteries leads to a heart attack.
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  • The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body produces excessive amounts.
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  • For many people, having a drink a few times per week can be a way to unwind with friends. However, drinking to excess or being unable to control the amount of alcohol you consume could lead to serious health consequences or problems at work, schoo...
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