Kamis, 22 November 2012

Keep that heart beating healthily

More men and women die from heart disease than any other disease. Health of your heart depends very much on the type of lifestyle that I lead, so whether you like it or not, despite healthy factors that you have no control of what can still pose a risk to the healthy heart, you have full control over health most important organ of your body. Here are some helpful tips to keep your heart beating healthily and providing your body with its blood supply very important. 1. Avoid fats. A diet low in fat means less cholesterol, enzymes in the blood that your heart has put at risk. Poultry skin and fatty meat, along with processed foods containing oils are foods that should be avoided by all means. 2. Avoid tobacco. Smoking is the biggest problem in the community nowadays, with the number of nicotine addicts is increasing every day. Commercials and advertising campaigns were established almost everywhere, showing how cigarettes contain tons of harmful chemicals. Smoking may restrict your heart arteries and blood vessels that can lead to heart attacks and hypertension. Needless to say, smoking is a big no-no if you want to keep your heart healthy. 3. don't forget to exercise. Even a few minutes a day of exercise means so much for your heart than the benefits you get from it, including weight reduction and a reduced likelihood of developing other diseases not directly linked to the heart. Along with a healthy diet, regular exercise can help reduce and prevent stress in your heart. 4. effectively manage stress. Physical and emotional stress can lead to conditions that have been proved to cause heart disease, so it's best to avoid these factors in keeping your heart healthy. 5. don't drink too much. Drinking and driving has become one of the most famous cause of death, but drinking too much causes also increase your blood pressure. Alcoholic beverages also contain a large number of calories, which suffer from severe heart problems. It is important to remember also that regularly visit your doctor can ensure that your heart isn't going through any problems that might not be aware of. Prevention is always better than cure, so be sure to keep in mind the health of your heart, when you choose to change your lifestyle or types of food groups, in which to indulge. Maintain a healthy heart can give you a happier life, which means more time to spend with loved ones. Where can go wrong?

Selasa, 12 Juni 2012

Heart disease: how it changes life

I need to know what was wrong with me! The diagnosis was not good, but at that point, I had no idea how my life was going to change. But it wasn't just my life that has affected the cardiomyopathy and heart disease; It was my husband's life. I was born with a heart defect, which caused me to have ventricular tachycardia during my entire childhood. I thought more of a distraction than anything else. It wasn't until 40 years, that my heart started getting much worse. In 1992, I received a pacemaker implant. I was now pacer employee, means that I couldn't live without a pacemaker. Things were pretty normal until 2006, when she was diagnosed with a chronic heart insufficiency (CCHF) and cardiomyopathy. He was implanted with a defibrillator with a pacemaker inside. My ' normal ' life no longer existed. Slowly, I found a new ' normal ' for me. Now they lead a very sedentary lifestyle. I learned to accept my new lifestyle that includes living with heart disease every day. I'm thankful that I'm still alive any style. It has taken awhile for my husband to accept my illness. It is not a loner and was used to us doing things together. That just isn't possible. It took a long time, but I pushed him to do things on their own. First, it was heartening to attend our grandchildren sports games and track meets. Now, he is enjoying more activities on their own. He is still happy to go alone, but he will be. This, too, has to do with our relationship because I spend a lot of time alone. I have to admit that sometimes, I resented being alone so much. Just like he does because he has to go to events alone. Hard I try to put myself in his position. All our friends are retired and doing a lot of things that I can't do. He is invited to move forward, once a while, but don't go without me. I know my heart disease affects his life, too! My lifestyle change has been going on for a long time. Things got better between us, regarding his acceptance of my illness and my new life. My husband is doing more now on their own. It was good for me that he is slowly accepting my illness. As for me, I live every day giving gratitude and acceptance of God for all the blessings he has given me. My greatest blessing, next to still be alive, is my husband who loves me, cares about me and supports me in my writing and creative effort.

Selasa, 06 Maret 2012

Heart disease in women

The disease is the number one killer and the leading cause of disability in the United States women. It is a surprising fact that one in four women actually die of heart disease. That is twice as many deaths from all cancers including breast. It used to be thought of as a mans disease, but no longer. Signs of a heart attack can be subtle and not even know it is happening and many people think it's something else. Learn the signs and symptoms of heart failure are important. We also need to do everything we can to prevent it. Educate yourself and make lifestyle changes are important to prevent you from being a victim of this deadly disease. The heart is a muscle that is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood throughout the body, every cell and organ. The heart pumps blood by opening and closing several slots in your heart to keep the blood moving. The right side of the heart receives blood that has passed through the body and sends it to the lungs to increase oxygen levels. From your lungs goes on the left side of your heart and back out in your body. This blood Delivers oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. It's pretty awesome to think that blood goes through the whole body in about a minute and then resumes the process. There are many ways that we can get more oxygen into our lungs to increase the level in our blood that is essential for our bodies to perform as needed. Deep breaths – even relax and relieve stress Exercise-aerobic exercise like walking, running, swimming or anything that increases heart rate Go outside and get some fresh air Lose weight-when you are overweight can cause sleep apnea, where our breathing is interrupted and diminished. That's why you feel so sluggish in the morning. Healthy eating such as citrus fruits and dark green leafy vegetables. Vitamin supplements-Vitamin B 12, Vitamin C, folic acid and iron to prevent anemia and help increase the production of red blood cells that increase oxygen levels. Your heart needs oxygen to function properly and proper blood flow. If you compromise the flow of blood through your heart that part of your heart can have permanent damage and stop working. If your heart is not working as it should, because heart failure. There is chronic progressive heart failure and worsens over time and which is sudden, acute and severe. The main cause of a heart attack is coronary heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease or atherosclerosis. This disease affects the blood vessels that go to and from the heart. Within building walls of these vessels get a fat called cholesterol. This is an increase of LDL or bad cholesterol causing plaging arteries and restrict blood flow. When this occurs the extraordinary narrowing can cause a stroke or a heart attack because the heart is not getting the blood it needs. The good news is that usually our cholesterol can be controlled from our diet and we can build more of good cholesterol or HDL, which protects our heart. High blood pressure for a long time can cause heart problems. High blood pressure makes the heart work harder, which makes it stiff and hard to pump without a great effort. Because the heart is not pumping blood properly can cause lung congestion and shortness of breath. Hypertension also quickens the build up of cholesterol, causing damage to the arteries making them stiff and narrow. The most common types of heart failure are: Dilated cardiomyopathy is where large chambers (ventricles) of the heart become weak and enlarged, causing the pumping of the heart to become diminished and pumped blood through the circulatory system is diminished. This type of heart problem is associated with congestive heart failure. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is where the ventricle of the heart thickens and the heart does not completely fills with blood. Stress can cause shortness of breath. Diastolic dysfunction, as discussed with high blood pressure, when the heart becomes stiff and the heart cannot fill properly with blood causing congestive heart failure and shortness of breath. Congestive heart failure is when fluid accumulates in the lungs (because the heart is not pumping properly) and causes fluid retention and swelling (edema) in the body, usually in the legs and feet, but can be all over the body. Eventually the congestive heart failure affects the kidneys, because they tie additional liquid.