A Review Of The Latest Myths In Coronary Disease…. The Planet’s No. 1 Killer

Thursday, 14th July 2011

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For women and men of any age, heart disease is considered the primary killer. It kills more people than ALL kinds of tumors combined. If you are black or older 65, your risk of a heart attack is much higher, but it’s an equal opportunity destroyer. Any person, anywhere, every time can have a cardiac event [1].

Myth #1: Mainly older people need to be concerned about their heart.

The things that could induce heart disease accumulate with time. To be a couch-potato, boredom eating and also not training are typically undesirable habits that could possibly begin in childhood. A greater number of clinical doctors are starting to find out sufferers of heart attacks in their twenty’s and thirty’s compared to sufferers mostly in their fifty’s and sixty’s.

Getting in good shape and at the appropriate bodyweight does not make you protected from strokes. However, both regular exercise and keeping an ideal weight does help. In the end you must check your high cholesterol and blood pressure level. The right blood cholesterol (or lipid profile) number is lower than two hundred. A good blood pressure is 120/80.

Myth #2: I’d feel ill if I had high blood pressure levels or high cholesterol levels.

They name these, “silent killers” for the reason that they indicate NO signs. 30 % of all mature people have high blood pressure. Of those, one-third do not know they have got it.

High cholesterol levels is a measure of the fats maintained through your blood stream. Fats might be dropped anywhere in your physique, but sometimes congregate all-around internal organs. Including your heart. This inclination might run in families. So, even if you are at a good weight and don’t smoke cigarettes, have your cholesterol and blood pressure levels examined regularly. One time may not be adequate [2].

Myth #3: Women and men DON’T see the same symptoms.

Men and women CAN have the same symptoms, however they generally don’t. Ladies are more inclined to get the subtler symptoms though males more regularly have the type of cardiac arrest you can view in the movie films. But, either gender CAN have any signs or symptoms.

These subtler indicators and symptoms, as well as jaw achiness, nausea, lack of breath and intense low energy, have a propensity to get identified away. “My jaw hurt because my lunch time sandwich was on whole-grain bread and I simply had to chew very hard,” or , while clutching their stomach, “I shouldn’t have had that extra piece of pizza.” “Half of ladies don’t have chest pain in anyway,” announces Kathy Magliato, a heart doctor at California’s St. John’s Health Center. Put all the little warning signs together and listen to your whole body.

Surely, both men and women may experience the “grab-your-chest-and-fall-down-gasping” form of cardiac event, however you know, that isn’t the only way.

Myth #4: Assuming that my blood sugar level is in check, Diabetes isn’t a heart threat.

Though trying to keep your blood sugar level with a standard range (80ml-120ml) will keep you healthier and stronger, just having the added glucose in your body takes its toll on arteries. You will be training and eating more healthy to help control your type two diabetes, but don’t forget to check your blood pressure level and cholesterol levels, too.

Myth #5: My physician would order medical tests if I were at risk for heart disease.

Usually, most of us ignore to inform the physician the little spasms we’re feeling. The health professionals, without knowing most of the things we think as unimportant, could pass over heart tests.

“Mammograms and Colonoscopies are often prescribed,” says Merdod Ghafouri, a cardiologist at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia, [3] “and are very important, but heart tests are not repeatedly performed.” A cardiac scan can detect plaque build-up inside the arteries even before you realize you’ve got a problem.

Do you have the engine oil pressure and transmission liquid tested in your auto? Have other preventive repair done? Doesn’t your only heart deserve as much interest as your car?

Links to Extra Resources About Heart Disease:

– [1] The Web MD is a good quality resource for reliable and timely health and medical information and news. They have a good page covering cardiovascular’>http://www.webmd.com/heart/features/heart-health-myths”>cardiovascular common myths

– [2] Mediterranean Recipes is a free web log managed by Trisha that explains her cooking love to help folks understand how to prepare healthy foods to protect against heart diseases. She provides a nice simple’>http://www.mediterraneanrecipes.org/specialty/heart-healthy-recipes”>simple heart healthy recipes section

– [3] Health Central is considered the most trusted resources for medical related information and up to date news that contain a doctor-authorized health encyclopedia of health issues and conditions. They have a fine report about six’>http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disease/diet-162120-5.html”>six ways to Better Cardiovascular system


About the writer:

Millie Bruce (@millie_bruce on Twitter.com) was born in Banffshire, Scotland on August 2, 1944. She had an basic degree in Traditional medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1962. She did nourishment counseling and she coached adult nutrition in Adult Daycare Treatment centers. She previously worked for clinical reporters and reviewers that published reports for the New England Journal of Medicine. Now she’s retired and from the year 2005 to the present she has been a guest writer for medical websites and web logs.


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