Young adults and MI - page 3

Ok so I would like to adress a very disturbing issues...I dont know if you guys heard about the death of an actress Britanny Murphy at a young age of 32 that happend today. According to sources she... Read More

  1. by   Blackheartednurse
    Quote from Otessa
    I don't think she was ever "chubby" but you have to admit that she looked MUCH different in Clueless than any of her other movies. Her face was much rounder in Clueless and she actually had curves then too-looked healthy.

    I recall seeing her in a movie after Clueless and not knowing they were the same person until the credits.

    otessa
    Well it makes a perfect sense since she probably had a tendency to be chubby and that is probably the reason why she started dieting in the first place or maybe she hit that *difficult" age of 16 at which a lot of girls think they are a lil chubby..looks like she might have had suffer from anorexia for long time and started dieting at a young age. I think in "Girl Interrupted" she was arleady on the skinny side..
  2. by   GilaRRT
    A tendency to be chubby?
  3. by   HeartsOpenWide
    I would venture to guess the heart attack was caused by an OD or being so thin.
  4. by   GilaRRT
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I would venture to guess the heart attack was caused by an OD or being so thin.
    Again I ask, how do you know she had a "heart attack?"
  5. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    So the director of Clueless was saying she sort of feels that the Movie Clueless is what gave her such a bad body image. IMO she wasn't even "chubby" in that movie, she looked good and healthy and full. Not full figure, but as in, not just bones.

    Apparently she got a lot of flack after that movie for being "chubby" or "fat" because she wasn't hollywood's standard of thin, allegedly she started having body issues after that which is why in all her movies since she has been extremely thin, it was also said that after she tried to mainly keep herself blond, got her teeth capped etc. etc. because all of a sudden she had all these insecurities that she wasn't hollywood beautiful.

    Very sad and it appears her demons were a long time coming. Family and friends are starting to come out saying they saw this coming but they couldn't get through to her.

    Even if this wasn't the cause of her death, hopefully girls struggling with the same can learn from this, if anything else.
  6. by   Virgo_RN
    Quote from GilaRN
    Again I ask, how do you know she had a "heart attack?"
    This.
  7. by   Blackheartednurse
    Quote from GilaRN
    A tendency to be chubby?
    You are not aware that some people have worse metabolism than others and must carefully watch what they eat?.Actually she was taking many different meds;antidepressants,pain killers,thyroid meds to speed up her metabolism..
  8. by   Blackheartednurse
    Quote from GilaRN
    Again I ask, how do you know she had a "heart attack?"
    Didnt you read news:they said she went into cardiac arrest and her heart stopped.
  9. by   Virgo_RN
    Quote from Blackheartednurse
    Didnt you read news:they said she went into cardiac arrest and her heart stopped.
    Cardiac arrest is not the same thing as a heart attack.
  10. by   GilaRRT
    I was unaware that painkillers and antidepressants had anything to do with speeding metabolism. Thyroid medications, maybe. However, since we are waiting on toxicology, we really have no idea.

    Once again, heart attack does not equal cardiac arrest. We are talking about two very different concepts. It is absolutely false to say somebody died if a heart attack when we have no idea what killed the person in question.
  11. by   Up2nogood RN
    Oh my there's a lot of speculation AKA gossip. I personally wouldn't believe too much that comes from the media.
  12. by   Freedom42
    Quote from Blackheartednurse
    Didnt you read news:they said she went into cardiac arrest and her heart stopped.
    As Gila has pointed out, you can't use use the terms "cardiac arrest" and "heart attack" interchangeably. They're not the same thing.

    Cardiac arrest is an electrical problem. The pump shuts down. As a result, the brain doesn't get any oxygen, and body functions can turn off. Breathing stops. Blood stops circulating.

    Myocardial infarction is what is commonly referred to as a heart attack. Some kind of blockage -- a clot, a plaque -- prevents oxygen from reaching parts of the heart muscle. The muscle is damaged as a result.

    Can MI lead to cardiac arrest? Yes. Can cardiac arrest occur independently of MI? Yes. Did Brittany Murphy have a heart attack? According to news reports, the autopsy was inconclusive. Tests are still pending.
  13. by   ~Mi Vida Loca~RN
    Quote from Blackheartednurse
    You are not aware that some people have worse metabolism than others and must carefully watch what they eat?.Actually she was taking many different meds;antidepressants,pain killers,thyroid meds to speed up her metabolism..
    I just read the list of Rx's they linked to her, unless it was a partial list, no medication for Thyroid was mentioned???

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