Women make up more than 50% of the total heart disease population in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women, far outpacing breast cancer.
Irina Goldvekht, DO
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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How common is heart disease among women?
Carolinas HealthCare System answered
How does postrenal acute renal failure affect the body?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Postrenal acute renal failure is caused when something interferes with the flow of urine from the kidneys. When urine can't leave the kidneys, it results in a buildup of waste in the blood. This leads to problematic symptoms in the kidneys, blood, bladder, and throughout the body. The effect on the body depends on the cause of the disruption to urine flow. The blockage may be caused by a variety of underlying factors, including bladder or kidney stones, tumors pressing on the bladder or ureters, an enlarged prostate, or a blood clot. These factors may cause other problems in your body, including a swollen bladder that can lead to severe abdominal pain.
Does eating nuts decrease my risk for coronary heart disease?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Nuts, when part of a balanced diet, may help decrease your risk for coronary heart disease. Nuts help lower LDL-cholesterol (sometimes called "bad cholesterol"), improve the health of your arteries, and reduce the risk for blood clots. Nuts pack a lot of nutrition into a tiny package, including unsaturated fats, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, plant sterols and vitamin E. Most nuts contain similar health benefits, including walnuts and almonds. While nuts are healthy, the majority of their calories come from fat. Nuts should be eaten in moderation, and more as a replacement for saturated fats and unhealthy snacks.
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