Wednesday May 18, 2011


Ya Gotta Have Heart

Do you make these five typical problems on your heart?

Submitted by Millie Bruce, Scotland


or men and women of all ages, cardiovascular disease could possibly be the main killer. It kills more and more people than ALL forms of cancer put together. If you're black or over 65, your risk of heart disease is higher, however it is an equal opportunity destroyer. Anyone, any where, any time could have a cardiac event.


Myth #1: Mainly adults need to worry about their heart.
What may trigger a heart attack accumulate gradually. To be a couch-potato, boredom over eating without doing exercises are typically really bad habits that can begin in childhood. A lot more medical doctors are starting to have
victims of heart attacks in their 20's and thirty's compared to victims typically in their 50's and 60's.

Simply being fit and at the proper body weight doesn't make you immune to strokes. Although, both exercising regularly and maintaining an ideal weight helps. You still want to look at your blood cholesterol and blood pressure. The best cholesterol (or lipid profile) quantity is under two hundred. A good blood pressure is 120/80.

Myth #2: I'd feel sick if I had high blood pressure levels or high cholesterol levels.
They consider these, "silent killers" because they present NO signs. 1 / 3rd of all older people have high blood pressure. Of those, one-third can't say for sure they already have it.

High cholesterol levels is a measure of the fats carried through your bloodstream. Fats may be dropped anywhere in your body, but may congregate around internal organs. As well as your heart. This tendency might run in families. So, even if you're at a good body weight and do not smoke cigarettes, have your cholesterol and blood pressure levels examined often. And once may not be sufficient.

Myth #3: Men and women DON'T have the same signs.
Women and men CAN have those same symptoms, but they usually do not. Ladies usually tend to get the subtler indicators and symptoms although men often experience the type of heart attacks you can view in the movies. But, both
gender CAN have any signs.

These subtler signs or symptoms, which include jaw achiness, nausea or vomiting, difficulty breathing and extreme fatigue, have a propensity to get described away. "My jaw hurt since my lunchtime sandwich was on whole-grain bread and I needed to chew very hard," or , while clutching their stomach, "I probably should not have had that additional piece of pizza." "Half of women do not have chest pain in any way," states Kathy Magliato, a heart doctor at California's St. John's Health Center. Put all the little symptoms at the same time and pay attention to your physique.

Evidently, women and men could have the "grab-your-chest-and-fall-down-gasping" kind of cardiac arrest, however you
fully understand, this is not the only way.

Myth #4: Given that my blood glucose level is under control, Diabetes will
not be a heart risk
Although having your blood glucose level with a standard range (80ml-120ml) helps keep you healthier, just having the excess glucose in your body takes its toll on arteries. You will be working out and eating healthier to help take control of your type two diabetes, but don't forget to test your blood pressure and blood cholesterol, too.

Myth #5: My medical doctor would order lab tests if I were vulnerable to
heart disease
From time to time, all of us forget to tell the doctor about the little pains we're feeling. The health professionals, without knowing the various things we think as insignificant, can pass over heart tests.

"Mammograms and Colonoscopies are routinely given by doctors," says Merdod Ghafouri, a cardiologist at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Va, "and are important, but heart tests commonly are not repeatedly executed." A cardiac scan can detect plaque build-up within the arterial blood vessels even before you know you've got problem.

Do you have the engine oil pressure and transmission fluid examined in your car or truck? Have other preventive repair done? Doesn't your only heart require as much interest as your car or truck?

About Millie Bruce

Millie Bruce (@millie_bruce on was born in Banffshire, Scotland on August 2, 1944. She had an basic college degree in Meds at the University of Glasgow in 1962. She did nutrition counseling and she taught adult
nutrition in Adult Day Care Clinics. She worked for medical journalists and reviewers that posted articles for the New England Journal of Medicine. Now she is retired and from august 2005 to the present she has been a guest
writer for medical internet sites and blogging sites.


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