Arthur VanZee, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursSt Charles Community Health Clinic
Saint Charles, VA 24282
- Lee Regional Medical Center
What causes pulmonary artery stenosis?
SCAI answeredPulmonary stenosis is the second most common form of congenital heart disease. In pulmonary stenosis, the pulmonary valve is abnormal and does not open to allow blood to flow freely to the lungs. The pulmonary valve is important because it is the gateway between the lower right heart chamber (the right ventricle) and the major artery to the lungs (the pulmonary artery). Pulmonary stenosis, therefore, causes increased pressure on the right side of the heart, and can lead to symptoms and heart failure over time.
Does coronary heart disease affect children?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Coronary heart disease develops slowly over decades as plaque builds up and hardens your arteries. Childhood cardiac disorders are not caused by coronary heart disease. Lifestyle factors play a major role in coronary heart disease, however, and dangerous plaque deposits can begin to build up starting in childhood. Help your child get a healthy head-start by teaching them good nutrition habits and encouraging exercise. Elevated cholesterol early in life can lead to long-term damage. Monitor your child's cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Explain the dangers of smoking, and set a good example by not smoking yourself.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What do I need to know about caring for someone with fatty liver disease?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Fatty liver disease (FLD) can be caused by heavy and prolonged drinking, certain medications, obesity, insulin resistance or high triglyceride levels in the blood. It is important to understand that fatty liver disease can be treated and that the first step is to stop the progression of the disease. If FLD is from drinking, typically abstinence from alcohol is key. After a diagnosis has been given, you can help your loved one by ensuring that alcohol use has stopped. For FLD caused by obesity or other metabolic abnormalities, you can help the person lose weight or take measures to control their diabetes. Additionally, you can provide support to see that medications are taken as prescribed. Proper diet and nutrition are also essential to recovery, so be sure to provide a nutritious diet with plenty of protein.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
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