You probably suspect that a colder-than-the-Antarctic marriage can lead to physical as well as legal troubles. Ditto if your so-called pals fall into the "with friends like these, who needs enemies" category. Unhappy relationships zoom up heart disease risk 25% -- along with your risk of a heart attack. Break up with that bad crowd and find real friends. If your marriage has gone from tender to tense, work on it (everyone has to at some point). Your blood pressure will drop, your arteries will be cleaner, and, hey, you'll be happier!
Michael F. Magpile, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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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 are the symptoms of nephrotic syndrome?
Many people who have nephrotic syndrome do not have any noticeable physical symptoms. When symptoms are present, they can include:
- Swelling in the tissues around the eyes (periorbital edema) or in the feet or ankles (peripheral edema). This is the most common early symptom of nephrotic syndrome in both children and adults.
- Shortness of breath caused by fluid buildup in the lungs (pulmonary edema).
- Adults older than 65 may be misdiagnosed with heart failure.
- Children are often thought to have allergies.
- Dry skin.
- Swelling of the scrotum (scrotal edema), which may cause a cord in the testicles to twist ( testicular torsion ).
- Protein in the urine (proteinuria).
- Low protein (albumin) in the blood.
- High cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Low blood levels of iron and vitamin D.
Signs of nephrotic syndrome in blood and urine tests can include:
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