In children, if they have chest pains or a
family history of heart disease, take them to get them checked out.
Sudden cardiac death is one of the biggest killers among adolescent
athletes. It is very important to have regular check ups no matter how
old you are. A strong, healthy heart is vital for longevity.
You should not ignore any unexplained shortness
of breath, heart palpitations, and or chest pain. This goes go
children to adults. When it comes to heart attacks, pain can differ
from person to person, so keep in mind you can have vision problems,
fatigue, radiating pain, anxiety, sweating to name a few. Heart
attacks and panic attacks can have similar symptoms. You need to
listen to your body do not ignore the symptoms and get to the hospital
or doctor right away.
Regular exercise is very important for your heart even if you can take
short walks to get the heart rate up is important. This keeps the
blood flowing through your body, reduces your resting heart rate,
strengthens your heart muscles, and much more.
Being overweight increases your risks
for a heart attack big time!
Tests can be performed by a doctor to find the reasons for problems
and or risk factors for a heart attack. Tests are but not limited to
EKG good , treadmill with EKG not as accurate in women, but better ,
and a stress echocardiogram most accurate . You can perform a CT
scan to look for plaque, muscle atrophy, compressed arteries, and so
on. Overall, getting the weight down, exercising, eating right, being
active, and just living a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk.
Think of when you are eating bad foods , a cream filled doughnut, the
cream is blocking your arteries in your heart . You must be proactive
take care of your heart and it will take care of you. Heart Health
Cardiovascular diseases are on an all time high due to dramatic
lifestyle change. keeping your heart healthy is the rule number one.
How to prevent
heartburn, acid reflux
Heartburn is an annoyance but you can control it. How do you know when it
is just heartburn or something more serious? Heartburn, also known as
acid reflux, is when stomach acid comes back up into your esophagus.
You may feel a burning feeling in your chest or throat. It has been
stated that 20% of people suffer from heartburn each week. Medically
heartburn is referred to as GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Over the counter medications can mask more serious conditions related to
heartburn. One condition is Barrett’s esophagus. This is a condition
when the lining in the esophagus is replaced with tissue that is in
the intestines. This splashing of acid can cause precancerous cells.
This is very rare one percent of the
population but is an emergency. Barrett’s is the leading cause of
esophageal cancer. You could have a more serious condition if you get
heartburn more than three times a week call the doctor! It can be
Stomach acid is made to digest food. How and what you eat affects the
duration and intensity of heartburn. Eating large amounts of food
then laying down can trigger heartburn because acid comes back up.
Other foods such as those high in fat, sweets, peppermint, alcohol,
caffeine, and cigarette smoke can trigger heartburn.
You should also see your doctor to make sure your gallbladder in in
good health. Your doctor can put you on prescription medications such
as Zantac and others.