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Guest Article: Heart Truth and Lies

Posted by Louis B. Lusk | May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Guest Article: Heart Truth and Lies

Many of my social security disability clients have heart disease. Below is an article by M.M. Bruce, a well known expert on the subject. Heart Truth and Lies: It Is Easy To Get Lost In A Maze Of Information About The Globe's No. 1 Killer For both women and men of any age, cardiovascular disease could be the first killer. It kills more and more people than ALL kinds of cancer tumors joined together. If you are black or over sixty five, your risk of a heart attack is greater, however it's an equal opportunity destroyer. Any one, everywhere, everytime could have a cardiac event [1]. Myth #1: Solely older adults need to be concerned about their heart.The things that can certainly provoke heart disease build up over the years. Being a couch-potato, boredom over eating and not doing exercises are generally bad habits that may begin in childhood days. Alot more docs are starting to find out sufferers of heart attacks in their twenty's and thirty's as an alternative to sufferers usually in their fifty's and sixty's. Becoming physically fit and at the proper weight is not going to make you safe from heart attacks. Though, both working out regularly and keeping an ideal bodyweight does help. In the end you must look at your bad cholesterol and blood pressure level. A really good blood cholesterol (or lipid profile) amount is lower than 2 hundred. A very good blood pressure level is 120/80. Myth #2: I'd feel unwell if I had high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels.They name these, “silent killers” because they exhibit NO signs or symptoms. 1 / 3 of all older people have hypertension. Of those, one-third do not know they've already it. High-cholesterol is a way of measuring the fats maintained by your blood stream. Fats might be dropped anywhere in your own body, but may congregate all-around organs. Including your heart. This predisposition might run in family members. So, even if you're at a good bodyweight and don't smoke, have your cholesterol and blood pressure analyzed on a regular basis. And once isn't enough [2]. Myth #3: Women and men DON'T experience the same signals.Men and women CAN have exactly the same indicators and symptoms, but they typically will not. Women are more likely to have the subtler symptoms though males often experience the type of heart attacks you watch in the movie films. But, either gender CAN have any indicators and symptoms. These subtler signs and symptoms, as well as jaw achiness, nausea, difficulty breathing and extreme low energy, have a propensity to get defined away. “My jaw hurt because my lunch time sandwich was on whole-grain bread and I needed 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,” declares Kathy Magliato, a heart expert at California's St. John's Health Center. Put all the little signs at the same time and pay attention to your physique. Surely, both males and females may have the “grab-your-chest-and-fall-down-gasping” kind of heart attack, however you already know, it's not the only way. Myth #4: As long as my blood sugar level is under control, Type two diabetes will never be a heart risk.While maintaining your sugar level with a standard range (80ml-120ml) will keep you significantly more healthy, just having the added blood sugar in your system takes its toll on arteries. You'll need working out and eating healthier to help take control of your diabetes, but don't forget to examine your blood pressure level and cholesterol levels, too. Myth #5: My health care provider would order tests if I were at risk for heart problems.Quite often, most of us forget to inform the physician about the little pains we're feeling. The physicians, not knowing some of the things we consider as insignificant, may pass over heart exams. “Mammograms and Colonoscopies are often recommended,” says Merdod Ghafouri, a cardiologist at Inova Fairfax Medical center in Virginia, [3] “and are usually very important, but heart tests typically are not regularly executed.” A cardiac scan can find plaque build-up in the arterial blood vessels even before you realize you have got a problem. Do you have the motor oil pressure and transmission liquid tested in your car? Have other precautionary protection done? Doesn't your only heart require as much consideration as your car? Links to Additional Resources About Heart Disease: – [1] The Web MD is a good quality resource for trusted and timely health and medical information and facts. They have a high-quality post covering coronary heart beliefs – [2] Mediterranean Recipes is a free website managed by Trisha that explains her cooking passion to help persons discover how to cook healthy foods to avoid heart disease. She provides a nice easy heart healthy recipes section – [3] Circulation is the section of the American Heart Association associated to coronary heart journals, they have a high-quality document in .pdf that discusses the link between tryglicerides and heart disease ————————————————— Information about Guest Author: M. M. Bruce ( was born in Banffshire, Scotland on August 2, 1944. She had an undergraduate college degree in Medical science at the University of Glasgow in 1962. She did nutrition counseling and she tutored adult nutrition in Adult Daycare Centres. She previously worked for scientific editors and reviewers that produced reports for the New England Journal of Medicine. —————————————————

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Louis B. Lusk

About Louis B. Lusk – Disability Attorney Attorney Louis B. Lusk has helped thousands of disabled individuals recover Social Security disability and SSI disability benefits.  He is an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR), an organizat...


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