How to Reduce Risk of Repeat Heart Attacks27 March of 2017
If you have had a heart attack (myocardial infarction in medical terms) once, you are exposed to the risk of another one occurrence. Therefore, you need to adhere to a healthy lifestyle and take special medicaments prescribed by a healthcare professional. These medicaments are designed for decreasing high cholesterol/triglyceride levels – great risk factors of repeat heart attack occurrence. Let’s consider this matter in detail.
How to Reduce the Cholesterol in the Body Naturally?
- Eat healthy food. WHO & American Heart Association give some advice on healthy diet that will help you to reduce cholesterol levels. Healthy diet should be based on whole-grain food, vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, as well as fish and poultry without skin. Whole-grain food includes non-processed cereal products, such as brown rice, bulgur and whole-grain oatmeal. It’s advised to choose unsaturated fats contained in nuts, avocados, and olive oil as replacements of saturated fats (red meat, cheese, etc.) Don’t consume trans fats that are contained in fast food (burgers, French fries, etc.), cakes, cookies, and margarines, as they provide bad impact on cholesterol levels. Eat a lot of fruit & vegetables.
- Quit smoking. This dangerous habit damages your arteries, which leads to the formation of fatty atheromas narrowing the artery (heart attack risk factor). In addition, it affects oxygen content in the blood and raises arterial pressure increasing heart load.
- Don’t abuse alcohol. Abundance of alcoholic beverages can lead to weight gaining and obesity resulting in enlarged arterial pressure and triglyceride levels. However, moderate dosages of beverages (1-2 drinks a day) will positively influence blood lipid profile.
- Avoid stress. Acute psychological stress can increase arterial pressure. It leads to the release of "unhealthy" hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline. In addition, if you are under stress you can eat a lot or smoke cigarettes.
- Be active and control your weight. Try to do moderate cardio exercises at least 5 days a week for 30-60 minutes a day (after a consultation with a healthcare expert). Training will improve “good” cholesterol and allow you to control weight because obesity is one of significant risk factors of repeat myocardial infarction. Obesity enlarges triglycerides & cholesterol rates in the blood, increases arterial pressure and induces diabetes (another heart attack risk factor). Moreover, Scottish researchers have recently claimed that obesity itself may cause a heart attack, but the causal relationship between excess weight and infarction has not yet been determined.
Lowering Cholesterol With Canadian Zocor – How Do They Work?02 December of 2008
Do you have high cholesterol? Have you considered using Zocor to help your cholesterol? You might be curious if Zocor is right for you and how it works. Like all prescription drugs, Zocor is not for everyone.
Canadian Zocor is intended for use with a diet when exercise and diet alone do not lower your cholesterol. Do not take Zocor if you are pregnant, you may become pregnant, you are breast feeding or if you have liver problems. Talk with your doctor if you are taking any other prescription medications. (more…)
Can Cholesterol Drugs Cause Muscle Problems?12 November of 2008
A Michigan State University researcher is studying whether the most popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs may cause muscle problems in users.
There is accumulating evidence that the effect statins can have on skeletal muscle – including muscle weakness, fatigue and deterioration – is underestimated, said Jill Slade, assistant professor of radiology and osteopathic manipulative medicine at MSU.
“Statins work by preventing cholesterol from forming,” said Slade, whose study is funded by a two-year, $230,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. “While this is a good thing inside structures such as liver cells, it can be problematic in places such as muscle cells.”
How to Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol14 October of 2008
Heart attack is the leading cause of death not only in the United States but in the entire world. It kills twice as many people than the 2nd leading cause of death, which is cancer. Heart disease is also known as the silent killer because it happens suddenly with no fair warning. More than 50% of people who die of cardiac causes have no history of heart disease because sudden cardiac death is the most common cardiac sign. According to the National Institute of health high blood pressure should be a priority concern of over 65 million Americans. That is over 1 in 3 Americans. This statistic is even higher if you’re African American. This statistic is also directly linked to the fact that 62% of Americans are overweight or obese. If you are overweight or obese you probably have high blood pressure or cholesterol and don’t even know it. High cholesterol oxidizes in your arteries and forms plaque, which blocks blood flow, which leads to a heart attack.