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By Edward K. Chung

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Over a million humans endure center assaults every year within the usa by myself. center affliction Is Our number 1 reason for dying. yet Many middle assaults Are Preventable, And center issues may be handled. if you happen to Or your family were Touched by means of heart problems, a hundred Questions And solutions approximately middle assault And comparable Cardiac difficulties deals support. well known heart specialist Edward okay. Chung, MD, attracts Upon a long time Of scientific adventure to supply Authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions on motives Of center assaults, middle assault Prevention, cures, Post-Treatment caliber Of lifestyles, resources Of help and lots more and plenty extra. Written In simple Language For The Lay Reader, together with a precise Interview With one in every of Dr. Chung's sufferers, This publication is a useful source For somebody dealing with The actual And Emotional Turmoil Of This scary sickness.

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The chest pain that is the most common symptom of a heart attack in non-diabetics is often absent or minimal among diabetic people. Instead, common symptoms may be unusual weakness, shortness of breath, or dizziness. The so-called “silent heart attack” is very common among diabetic people. , the pancreas) to produce or respond to insulin properly. If you are healthy, insulin allows your body to use glucose (sugar), but diabetes impairs this function. Adult-onset diabetes usually appears in middle-aged people, particularly those who are obese.

Basically, a heart attack occurs in different ways. It can be preceded by angina pectoris (angina) for days, weeks, months, or even years. Or it can be sudden, without any warning signs, and result in sudden cardiac death. Directly before a heart attack, you may experience various signs and symptoms of angina, but these symptoms are increased for hours, days, or even weeks before the development of a heart attack (see Question 10). The most important and common symptom is chest discomfort, including chest pain.

Family members who live with a smoker and inhale the secondhand smoke (often called passive or secondary smokers) also cannot avoid various harmful effects of smoking, even though the harmful effects may occur to a lesser degree. , predisposing factor for lung cancer) does not go into greater detail here because 39 chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 40 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS such aspects are beyond the scope of this book. For the purpose of this discussion, it is enough to say that a smoker or someone who lives with a smoker is at increased risk of coronary artery disease.

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