Heart disease

Part 1 - causes and symptoms

Heart disease can be caused by many things. Family history plays a big role, but there are others. Stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, obesity and other diseases can play a role. The same applies to smoking and alcohol consumption. Any combination of them only makes things worse. When examining symptoms, it is important to know that there is more than one disease under the general term "heart disease". While many symptoms can be similar, not all of them are exactly the same.

Coronary artery disease: angina is the most common symptom. It means chest pain, but it can be felt in different ways. Some may confuse it with heartburn or feel chest pressure. Pain and / or pressure usually occurs in the chest, but can also be felt in the jaw, neck, shoulders, arms and back. Other possible symptoms include shortness of breath, palpitations, fast heartbeat, weakness, dizziness, nausea and unusual sweating. These symptoms often ameliorate through rest and / or medication.

Heart Attack: The above symptoms can also occur during a heart attack. However, they last longer than 30 minutes and cannot be treated and rested with medication. The pain can start with mild discomfort, but then lead to severe pain. It is possible to have a heart attack without symptoms. This is especially true for diabetics.

Arrhythmias: Palpitations and palpitations are two common symptoms of an arrhythmia, which means that the heart is not beating normally. Other symptoms include dizziness, fainting, difficulty breathing, chest discomfort, weakness and tiredness.

Heart valve disease: shortness of breath, palpitations, chest discomfort and weakness. Some people with valvular disease have very little or mild symptoms, but can have a serious problem. Others may have strong symptoms, but only mild illnesses.

There are certain heart attack triggers that may interest you. These are not things that we usually associate with increased risk. Traffic is one of them. Studies show that it increases blood pressure and could triple your risk. Many heart attacks occur in the morning. There are mutliple reasons for this. Your body starts to release stress hormones when you first wake up, which can increase blood pressure and heart rate. Most people become slightly dehydrated overnight, which makes the blood thicker. It's all hard on your heart.

Garfield is right to hate on Mondays. Monday morning is 20% more likely to have a heart attack. This is believed to be due in part to depression and the stress of returning to work. The tendency to fall asleep late on Saturdays and Sundays can also play a role because your body is not in its natural rhythm.

Public speaking shouldn't come as a big surprise on this list of heart attack triggers. Nervousness and fear are common and can literally scare you to death. You are also at increased risk during bowel movements. This shows how important it is to eat a diet that is high in fiber and balanced with plenty of fluids. Meals high in fat and carbohydrates can also be a cause. Some of the recent earthquakes in the United States have caused many deaths from heart attacks. After being in one of them, I agree with the conclusions.

The effects of food on palpitations

Palpitations are a change in heart rate. Palpitations are just one of the ways biological, physical, or psychological stress can manifest throughout the body. It is more common among people who lead a stressful or very active lifestyle. However, they can be experienced by anyone - and are usually at some point in a person's life - regardless of age. Given the heartbeat in the average lifespan of about three billion times, there is a chance that you may experience palpitations at some point.

In most cases there is no need to worry. However, if they do occur for the first time, you should consult your doctor as they may report an underlying condition. In addition to the obvious ones (excess caffeine, alcohol, stimulants, pain or stress), these underlying conditions can range from menopause to toxic goiter (thyroid problems).

There are two main types of arrhythmias: tachycardia (the heart rate is too fast) and bradycardia (the heart rate is too slow). Arrhythmias are identified by where they occur in the heart (atria or ventricles) and what happens to the heartbeat when they occur. Unfortunately (or luckily) the doctor cannot determine the exact cause. Here alternative solutions have to come into play before more serious methods are used.

The word "alternative" has gotten a bad blow over the years. When it comes to palpitations, most alternatives are just sensible approaches. I recommend others to triple their palpitations by reevaluating their lifestyle habits (smoking, sleeping, stress, etc.), their nutritional options (magnesium, calcium, etc.) and their eating habits (what foods and how much) how you consume them. Let's take a quick look at these and why it is important for you to rethink the way you keep your fridge.

You may have heard a variation of the following scenario. A family who, following a plant-based diet, managed to turn three young ADHD children into extremely well-behaved angels. Such stories, in which food is the medium, are endless. Eating clearly plays an important role in your health and it is no exaggeration to think that your palpitations may not be making the right culinary choices.

These eating habits affect your body in two ways. First, the nutrients that food provides or hurt your overall health. Second, foods that the body disagrees with form a kind of toxic material that causes the brain to release a toxic by-product around your body to help combat this.

Others have palpitations immediately after eating. This is partly due to the fact that more blood is pumped into your stomach to aid digestion. There is a list of ways why this happens, but it all depends on poor nutrition. Some basic reasons are:

(1) Oversized portions. The huge size of meals means more pressure on your body and more work for the heart to pump blood into the stomach.

(2) Don't vary your electrolytes. If your food choices are primarily potassium or sodium, you probably need a varied diet.

(3) hormonal imbalances. It is best to contact your doctor for an adequate analysis if you think this may be the case. This is often the case with pregnant women.

(4) poor nutrition. You probably know how to eat healthy, but you also know that you can make some important changes in this section. Of course, too much caffeine, sugar, alcohol, chocolate, and yeast can cause your problem.

Never underestimate the power of eating. Many cultures have long had their own remedies to calm the heart and prevent palpitations. Thanks to modern science, we can now research their nutritional properties and confirm the justification for the "why".

Everyone's body chemistry is different, and what causes palpitations in one person cannot be the same trigger in another. That means we are all structured the same way and need the same basic requirements.

If you reorganize your life, you will probably never feel it again. Sit back, take an objective look at your life, and try some changes for a few weeks to see if you notice a difference.