Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

148 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Why does the average person not take precautions for cardiovascular disease?

Why does the average person not take precautions in their life to prevent ever getting cardiovascular disease? Why does the average person not take precautions in their life to prevent ever getting cardiovascular disease?
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
's  Response
because if we lived our lives for the "what ifs" we may as well stay in a bubble!
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

i am 72 yrs male having cardiovascular diseas. having a stent implanted in artery n taking regular medcine for heart. perodically i suffer block nose, running nose n itching inside nose with almost non stop sneeze, now cetrizen tab also that usefull. pls. advise medicine. -- s sengupta, kolkata-700008 e YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

I am a 55 y.o. white male. I am a heavy exerciser (6-7 days/week, 50-90 min/session, about 4000-4500 cals/wk aerobics and weightlifting) In addition to all that, I do 20-25 miles/week of dog walking). My diet is about 2500 cal/day. I am on no special diet, and have no restrictions, other than an allergy to red shellfish and raw pineapple. For at least the past ten years, my vitals have been: B.P. about 105-125 systolic, 70-80 diastolic. Both slightly lower when supine. Resting pulse 65 bpm standing, 50-60 bpm supine Total cholesterol 105-130 mg/dl (HDL 50-60 mg/dl) Fasting glucose 70-90 mg/dl PSA 0.6 ng/ml Starting in July 2013, and very abruptly, some things changed: B.P. about 135-148 systolic, 85-95 diastolic. Resting pulse unchanged Total cholesterol ca. 145 mg/dl, but HDL unchanged Fasting glucose ca. 90 mg/dl PSA 1.4 ng/ml All with no change in diet, lifestyle, or environment. All values are confirmed by repeated measurement over time. None are “one-off” values that may be dismissed as statistical anomaly, faulty lab work, or something similar. All values are measured by clinical professionals. Raw data available upon request. I have no symptoms of prostate illness (no increase in urinary frequency, no urgency, no pain (dysuria), no incomplete emptying, no hematuria, no erectile dysfunction) I have no family history of prostate disease. My father had a normal prostate (not even hyperplasia) confirmed at age 72, which I understand is unusual. The PSA values of 0.6 ng/ml were determined by a finger-stick ( The 1.4 ng/ml value was determined by Roche ECLIA of a venipuncture (ca. 5 ml whole blood collected), and is of total PSA (free+ bound). I have been prescribed 10 mg lisinopril q.d. for hypertension, and, after taking it for 12 days, my b.p. decreased, from 148/90 to 128/80. About my only other clinical symptom is a stubborn inability to lose weight (I weigh 196 lbs (~89 kg), and for my height (5 ft, 8.5 in, or 1.74 m), I have a BMI of just over 29. Yes, I know, BMI is not predictive of much of anything, but I am not an elite athlete, I’m basically mesomorphic, and I have no medical condition that I’m aware of that would impact my BMI. I always thought it was strange, though. My questions: 1.     Does the “finger-stick” PSA (the 0.6 ng/ml values) measure free PSA only, or is it total PSA? How can I find out, given that LabCorp will not talk to me, and will not tell my physician? This is a total game-changer for me. Clearly, if the 0.6 ng/ml is free PSA only, then that, plus absence of clinical symptoms, probably takes prostate disease off the table. But if it is total PSA, then the two different values may be compared, and my PSA velocity is 1.9 ng/ml/yr ( [1.4 – 0.6] ng/ml / 5 months - a value so high that I cannot find it reported after a cursory literature review). 2.     What might have caused the SUDDEN rise in b.p. and total cholesterol? I have not been able to find a clinical correlation between these two and prostate disease, but I’m willing to hear from anyone who knows better. 3.     Why was I prescribed an ACE inhibitor (by a nurse practitioner, who was kind of evasive when I asked), when I have no risk factors or family history of cardiovascular disease? I know that this is a nit-picking question, but I thought to ask, while I have the electronic floor. Are ACE inhibitors a customary first class of drugs for new hypertensive patients? I don’t even remember them being around when I was a younger man. 4.     What follow-up should I do? In other words, what other data should I collect, based on anyone’s suspicions? Many thanks in advance for your time and input. I hope that I have given enough information to make a good clinical judgment, but if you have follow-up questions, I will answer them promptly.

doctor1 MD

My husband had five heart bypass a year ago. He get a bit breathless if he bend down or doing too much like walking too far or doing too much in the garden what I am worry is that what can I do if he get a heart attack .Can I give him a cps as I am worried about the operation. What if he get very breathless can he use the spray,glycerine try nitrate.

Recent questions on  Cardiovascular disease

doctor1 MD

My husband had his annual check up at 9:45, came home and 3-4 hours later died of coronary trombosis and hypertensive artherosclerosis cardiovascular disease. He was on medication for high blood pressure and his doctor knew that he also had high cholesterol. His doctor did not perform any stress test and he did not reccomended any angiograms or send him to see a cardiologist. That morning his blood pressure was 140/100 and doctor changed his high blood pressure medication and send him home.Is it possible that EKG did not show anything that morning? Is this a negligence? He was 48.

doctor1 MD

For the past 4 days, my blood pressure has been running anywhere from 130/95 to 120/102. My blood pressure is usually normal (typically 120/78 or so). I have high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease & am 51. What I don t understand is the numbers being close together. My last reading was 119/102.

doctor1 MD

I am a 44 year old male with a family history of hyperlipidemia and heart disease. My father had a AMI at age 50 and expired. His father expired at age 51 with an AMi. Both were sudden death. I had a Cardiac CTA yesterday which revealed a calcium score of 252. The report revealed a 70-80% blockage to the middle of the LAD with about 50% occlusion on both of the ends. Seeing a cardiologist tomorrow. What do you think the treatment will be for this?

doctor1 MD

I recently had an ECG after an abnormal EKG. The ECG showed vent. rate 108bpm Sinus tachycardia, PR interval 158 ms, possible left atrial enlargement, QRS duration 88 ms , nonspecific ST abnormality, QT/QTc 368/493 ms, abnormal ECG, P-R-T axes 70 48 58 and prolonged QT. The cardiologist didn t seem very concerned and felt the abnormality was because of the medication I was taking - remeron for sleeping; I suffer from chronic insomnia. I have been on this medication for over two years and have never had any side effects or problems with it. In the past three-four months, however, I have been experiencing chest pains, some severe which is why I went to my physician to get the first EKG which showed a fast heart beat and was referred to the cardiologist for an ECG, EKG and a stress test. I was only on the treadmill for maybe 4 1/3 minutes before I experienced SOB and chest pains. They repeated the ECG and I was told it was abnormal and to discuss my medications with my psychiatrist and that I had nothing to worry about. When I see abnormal ECG, EKG and am taking nitro tablets with a family history of heart disease (father COPD, CHF and angioplasty; grandfather died of a heart attack), I have a tendency not to believe the doctor. I have not even been contacted by my physician for a follow-up visit. Should I be concerned. Cancer also runs in my family; my father died of colon, liver CA and I am breast cancer survivor. I d appreciate your comments. Should I seek another opinion? Thanks, Mary Kopco YYYY@YYYY I am a 61 y.o. white female, 137 lbs w/ hx of cancer (bilateral mastectomy and hysterectomy for CA of uterus), osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, high cholesterol (328), allergic to any statin drugs, being treated with Zetia 10 mg 1 x/day. Presently taking nitro tabs for chest pain, oxybutityn for overactive bladder, clonazepam 1mg 3x/day for anxiety and depression. I look forward to your response. Thank you.

doctor1 MD

How do I help my wife of 40 + years who has developed dementia in the last two, getting worse all the time: memory, mood etc. I try to do everything I can for her but she does not cooperate a good share of the time. She sits in a recliner all day...

doctor1 MD

i lack vitamin D & Vitamin B12 .how manage this two naturally ?

doctor1 MD

I had completed my routine blood check up 5 days back, I have attached my report. Please review my report & let me know on the actions that need to be taken, am currently consuming 125 mg of thyroxine