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What are the symptoms and causes of Ischemic heart disease (IHD)?

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G. Jabez

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Answered Jan 05, 2021

IHD is the most common type of heart disease and is caused by narrowed heart arteries. Some of the symptoms would be chest discomfort that feels like squeezing and worsens upon exertion. These symptoms can also include dyspnea upon exertion, pain in the jaw, or sweating.

IHD can be treated with lifestyle modifications, medications, or a pacemaker. Plaques made of cholesterol build up in your arteries, and blood flow is restricted. Sometimes plaque will build up in the intima, which is the inner layer of the artery, and this also will become thickened and block blood flow but must be detected with a vascular study that will measure the intimal thickness.

If the intima becomes too packed with plaque, it can dissect and tear and allow blood to leak into the middle layer of the artery and then the aorta, which if not found in time, can cause death.

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Answered Dec 30, 2020

Ischemic heart disease is usually the result of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries' back, which interferes with blood flow to the heart. The symptoms of ischemic heart disease may include chest pain, which may travel from the arms to the back of the neck or jaw. High blood pressure can also trigger ischemic heart disease, and this means that the heart muscle is not getting an adequate quantity of blood. There may also be nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, and dizziness present. Ischemic heart disease is typically the result of atherosclerosis. It occurs when cholesterol particles in the blood begin to collect on the arteries' walls that transport blood to the heart. Eventually, deposits called plaque may form, which narrows arteries and interferes with the flow of blood.
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E. Reyes, Builder, graduate, Birmingham

Answered Dec 23, 2020

Ischemic heart disease is characterized by having a reduced blood flow in the blood vessels. The blood vessels are responsible for carrying oxygen to various parts of the body. If the body does not get enough blood, the cells and tissues will have a harder time working and doing their tasks. People may experience this condition when they become too excited or overcome with emotions.

Some symptoms of the disease are experiencing some pressure in the chest and shortness of breath. People may feel better once they have started resting. The disease may not be noticeable because it would only happen for short periods of time.

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Answered Dec 22, 2020

Ischemic Heart Disease is also known as Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. This is a type of heart disease wherein the heart is unable to get enough blood and oxygen because the arteries are starting to become clogged or blocked. While this is not curable, there are several treatments that can be done in order to improve the person’s condition.

Those who have this will usually experience different symptoms such as angina or chest pain, shortness of breath, feeling faint, and always having the feeling of being sick without knowing exactly what is causing the feeling. One’s lifestyle will play a huge role in how this disease would progress over time. Those who are diagnosed with this are expected to make huge lifestyle changes.

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P. Halah

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Answered Dec 22, 2020

Ischemic heart disease is a very rare kind of sickness. It is a medical condition whereby the major blood vessels of the heart are adversely affected such that they get damaged. This condition is caused by the build-up of plaque, which results in the limit of the flow of blood to the heart by the heart by the coronary arteries.

This medical condition actually requires medical diagnosis in a credible medical facility before it can be confirmed. This is because there are times this disease does not even show any symptoms at all. However, for the symptomatic types, patients may experience pain in the chest or around the heart region.

In some cases, they may experience a heart attack. In some other cases, the disease may have gastrointestinal effects, which include indigestion and nausea. It may affect the whole body resulting in sweating, tiredness, lightheadedness, and so on. Some other common symptoms also include the higher and faster rate of heartbeat, shortness of breath, weakness, and fatigue.

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Answered Dec 16, 2020

Ischemic heart disease is a heart condition caused when the heart does not receive enough blood, thereby causing discomfort or chest pain. This condition occurs when the heart fails to get enough blood, particularly when the heart needs greater blood flow. The heart fails to get enough blood supply because the arteries that supply blood to the heart are getting blocked by cholesterol particles. As the cholesterol particles form in the blood, they narrow the arteries, and with time, they block the flow of blood to the heart. This, in turn, reduces the amount of oxygen that is getting to the heart muscles. At times, those with Ischemic heart disease may not notice any symptom, particularly at the early stage of this disease. This is because this condition has not developed to the point where the arteries are blocked. However, some of the symptoms of Ischemic heart disease include shortness of breath, severe chest pain, and heart attack.
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M. Delilah

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Answered Dec 11, 2020

Ischemic heart disease occurs when cholesterol in the blood begins to block the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Eventually, deposits such as plaques may form, and ultimately, the flow of blood is blocked. This blockage decreases blood flow and reduces the amount of oxygen supplied to the heart. Some of the symptoms of this illness may occur abruptly, or there may be no symptoms at all.

At the same time, other people experience severe chest pain, shortness of breath, a feeling that you may have gas, feeling like the heart has to work harder, typically during physical exertion. There may also be pain that begins in the chest and goes to the lower back, arms, or other areas.

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