One of the risk factors for developing arteriolosclerosis is family history. Researchers have found that a person's risk increases if there are members of their family with a history of early heart disease or aneurysm. In fact, studies have shown that you are at risk for arteriolosclerosis if a close male relative was diagnosed with heart disease before he was 55 years of age or if a close female relative developed heart disease before the age of 65 years. It is important to note that working hard to reduce other risk factors, such as diet, exercise, smoking, and stress may lessen the influence of family history
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Does arteriolosclerosis run in families?
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Can kidney disease have any complications?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Kidney disease can cause many complications with the potential to damage many vital parts of your body, including your heart, lungs, bones, nervous system, immune system, and, of course, your kidneys.
Some complications aren't life-threatening but are inconvenient, such as fluid retention, anemia, impotence, weakened bones at high risk for fracture, and nervous system changes that can alter your personality.
Life-threatening complications are possible as well and include seizures, inflammation in the heart (pericarditis), cardiovascular disease, end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure), and death.
What questions should I ask my doctor about heart disease?
HealthyWomen answeredReview the following questions about heart disease so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your doctor.
- What tests should I have, and how often, to monitor my risk factors for developing heart disease or other cardiovascular diseases?
- What do my test results mean? Do I have heart disease?
- What sort of treatment plan do you recommend?
- Am I at high risk for heart-related complications if I take birth control pills?
- What are the possible side effects of medications I've been prescribed?
- What should I do if I experience chest pain or if I think I'm having a heart attack?
- How can I tell the difference between angina and a heart attack?
- I've heard there is new scientific evidence indicating that use of hormone therapy by postmenopausal women can actually increase a woman's risk of developing heart disease, as well as other diseases such as breast cancer. Is it safe to use hormone therapy?
- What lifestyle changes can I make to improve my cardiovascular health?
- Should I take aspirin to help prevent a heart attack? If so, how much and how often?
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