Cardiovascular ‘shadow diseases’: two ailments for the price of one

by Carolyn Thomas  @HeartSisters

For some time, doctors have observed that some diseases seem to come in pairs. The known link between migraines and cardiovascular disease is one example of these shadow diseases.

Further linked ailments are being investigated, and researchers are zeroing in on why some diagnoses appear to travel in pairs. In some cases, one disease creates damage that causes the second illness. In others, troublesome genes or poor lifestyle behaviours may trigger one problem, and then the other.

Some likely cardiovascular ‘shadow diseases’ include:  Continue reading “Cardiovascular ‘shadow diseases’: two ailments for the price of one”