In addition to the lipid abnormalities nicely outlined above, advanced age, high blood pressure, high blood sugar or diabetes, smoking, and a family history of heart disease are all risk factors that have been found to be associated with an increased incidence of heart attack and stroke.
Emanuel J. Coroneos, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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- Besides LDL cholesterol, what factors determine my risk of heart disease?
What do I need to know about caring for someone with celiac disease?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Caring for someone with celiac disease requires feeding them a restricted diet, making sure they get recommended nutrients, and seeing their doctor on a regular basis. The most important part of treating celiac disease is eating a diet that is gluten-free and making sure that any other products they use are gluten-free. Gluten is found in any food that has wheat, barley or rye and can be found in lip products, certain medications, and even play dough.
People affected with celiac disease have an inability to absorb nutrients while they have gluten in their diet, so it is important to help them replenish nutrients that they failed to absorb while they were eating gluten. It is also important to take the person your caring for to the doctor regularly to have their iron and vitamin levels checked. With children you need to make sure there growth is being monitored and that the celiac disease is under control.
What types of heart disease can children get after birth?
Among children who develop an acquired heart disease, the most common conditions include:-Arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat
-Cardiomyopathy, a weakened heart that pumps inefficiently
-Endocarditis (infection within the heart)
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