Cardiovascular disease can affect anyone at any time. However, it is more common among those who are older. Lifestyle and behavior choices such as physical activity, diet, smoking, and obesity are patterns children develop early in life and are modeled by their parents, families, and schools. Risk and specific conditions that contribute to developing cardiovascular disease begin at an early age. As adults, you should set an example of a healthy lifestyle for children to follow, and thus reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Scott L. Sole, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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- Can cardiovascular disease affect children?
Should I see my doctor about my viral gastrointestinal infection symptoms?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Most viral gastrointestinal infections clear up on their own, but you should see a doctor for severe cases. For adults, a serious case is indicated by blood in the diarrhea or vomit; vomiting for more than 24 hours,; or by signs of dehydration such as dark colored urine, weakness, dryness in the mouth, and dizziness.
Children and infants, more susceptible to severe cases, should be monitored closely. Take them to see a doctor if there is blood in their diarrhea or vomit; if they have been vomiting for more than 12 hours; or if they show signs of dehydration. Infants may show additional signs of dehydration such as not being able to produce tears when they cry or having a sunken soft spot on top of their heads.
What is the rate of incidence for heart abnormalities?
Rates of incidence for specific heart abnormalities vary, but more people die from heart disease - especially coronary artery disease - than any other cause of death. Five to 9 percent of people 20 years of age and older will develop coronary artery disease at some point in their lives. Most heart abnormalities occur at higher rates in men than in women and in African-Americans than in Caucasians.
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