Two Things You Must Do To Protect Your Heart-shdoclc.dll

What do you understand to be the greatest risks to your heart? More than 80 million people have some form of heart disease in America alone. Why? It wasn’t always this way. Are you one of these people? Will you be.e one? What exactly do you think you need to do to protect your heart from serious damage? Where did you get your information? Is it reliable, should you trust it? These are important questions because as your heart health goes, so goes your quality of life. And why should you risk the heavy burden of living with damaged heart, when you don’t have to? Can You Trust Your Information? Does your understanding of how to protect your heart .e from your medical physician? Well too often physicians controlled by the managed care and pharmaceutical .panies simply don’t have the time to carefully review the research. And so their ideas about what’s in best interests of your heart health may not be as accurate as you’d like to believe. Consider what the Family Practice Journal said: "Despite dangers that the information is often misleading, biased or inaccurate, researchers found that family doctors are more likely to rely on drug manufacturers for information than on independent sources." Or perhaps your understanding of what you need to do to keep your heart healthy .es from the media. If so, you need to know that often the media distorts information so as not to incur the wrath of the deep pocket vested interests which pay them a ton of money. You will see a nightly array of drug .pany ads for cholesterol drugs this week, and you’ll wrongly assume that your cholesterol levels are the critical factor in keeping your heart healthy. None of these Statin cholesterol lowering drug ads will ever mention the prize awarded to Dr. Uffe Ravnskov. He won the prestigious 2007 LEO Prize for his research and criticisms of the alleged and advertised relationship between cholesterol and heart disease, especially as a basis for prescribing expensive and often dangerous medications. The fact is that stress raises cholesterol levels more than fatty foods. Moreover, consider this: Dr. Will Castelli, the director of the Framingham Heart Study, in a 26 year follow up, found that 50% of people who developed coronary heart disease had below average cholesterol levels. Heart Disease and Stress: What Studies Show Few physicians know that your work related stress doubles your risk of heart disease and puts you at risk for sudden death. Circulation, the Journal of the American Heart Association, explains why: "Mental stress causes the inner layer of the blood vessels to constrict, which may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. If the body activates the stress-response often and chronically, diseases can result." Most people don’t understand what stress is and what it does to threaten their heart and their lives. They think that all they need to do is eat well, exercise, not smoke or keep their cholesterol levels in check to keep their heart healthy and alive. Now doing these things is important. But as we’ve seen, people who do them still develop heart disease and die from heart failure, sometimes very suddenly. Here’s a picture of what happens. Most of the cardiac arrests that lead to sudden death occur when the electrical impulses in a heart go into an irregular heart rhythm known as arrhythmia. The troubled heart rhythm can be.e very fast or very chaotic or both. Either can cause your heart to abruptly stop beating. And death can suddenly follow, without any warning. Actually, would you believe that the first warning sign for half of the people who die of heart disease in the United States is just that-i.e. death. It’s true. And the Picture is Getting Clearer Most Coronary Heart Disease risk factors are psychological and stress driven, not ge.ic or body-only. Sudden death can happen even if your heart is healthy. In the United States, 350,000 Americans die yearly of sudden death, many with no prior heart problems whatsoever. What happens? In a worst case scenario, as reported in a 2007 article published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, stress hormones can cause a person’s heart to die. A stream of stress hormones paralyze the heart muscle and prevent blood from reaching areas that must have it to stay alive. And the secretion of the stress hormone noradrenalin at the nerve endings of the heart muscle can cause heart attack even in people with low cholesterol, healthy arteries and no blood clots. And we now also know that anxiety and depression-two stress hormone driven problems-can also increase risk for heart attacks and sudden death. Two Things You MUST Do to Protect Your Heart And so in a nutshell: It’s clear that stress and stress chemicals present a major threat to the health of your heart and so the quality of your life. And so now let’s turn to the important questions, what do you need to do and how exactly do you do it? The two main things you need to do to protect your heart: 1) Stop the unnecessary release of stress hormones into your system and 2) Flush stress hormones from your blood and heart connected tissues so they don’t cause damage. With the right knowledge, tools and practice you can learn to do both easily. You’ll not only safeguard your heart, but you will also feel a whole lot better and vastly improve the quality of your life. 相关的主题文章: