Are You At Risk?

Heart Attack: Are You At Risk?
If you’re male and you lead an inactive lifestyle you probably have at least 3 risk factors associated with heart disease.

I know, I know, you feel fine but so do most people before they have a heart attack. Unfortunately, most people find out they have heart disease the day they are admitted in to hospital, and they are the lucky ones!

Ladies, don’t think this is just something for men to worry about (as it has been in the past). Women, as well as men, are more likely to die of heart disease than of any type of cancer.

This is because of our modern lifestyle. We are working longer hours, so we eat fast food, and there’s no time for exercise. To make matters worse, machines are taking the ‘work’ out of work. We are less active and it’s killing us!

So what are the risk factors for heart disease?

Firstly, there are two types of risk factors: those that can be changed, and those that can’t be changed. It’s important to know that you only need to have 3 of these to be at risk. Each extra risk factor that you have increases your chance of having a heart attack substantially.

Risk factors that can’t be changed:

Heredity: You are at greater risk if your parents, grandparents, brothers, or sisters, have heart disease.

Gender: Men are at greater risk than women, though the risk for women increases after menopause.

Age: As you increase in age, so do your chances of having a heart attack. Once you reach 40 you should have regular check-ups.

Risk factors that can be changed:

Smoking: A smoker is twice as likely than a non-smoker to have a heart attack. It not only places extra strain on the heart and lungs but also makes blood cholesterol stickier, making it easier to block arteries.

High Blood Cholesterol: Cholesterol is produced naturally by the body and is essential to our health. The problem comes when we consume too much in our diet.

High Blood Pressure: Just like with high cholesterol there are no early symptoms. The first most people learn they have this is when it’s at a dangerous level.

Physical Inactivity: If you are inactive, you are more likely to have a heart attack. Even a 10 minute walk each day can make all the difference.

Obesity: If you are obese, you are placing your heart under a great deal of strain even at rest.

I might be at risk, what should I do?

If you think you could be at risk, the first thing you should do is visit your doctor. Secondly, you need to modify your lifestyle. Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day (30 minutes is better but anything is better than nothing!). You also need to eat foods that are low in fat. If you smoke you need to give up.

Even if you don’t have many risk factors it’s a good idea to visit your doctor each year. Some risk factors can change within a short period of time and getting on to them early can make all the difference.

Add years to your life

Add years to your life and save your heart for free
If you were told that you can add years to your life, get your cholesterol levels back to normal and protect yourself from heart disease and atherosclerosis, all for free would you believe it?

No need for the latest “fashionable” supplement or designer drug. No need to worry about unwanted drug side-effects and expense. You don’t even have to be too concerned about your “bad” LDL cholesterol! Yes, you read correctly.

It sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t …

Every day the evidence is piling up that links an increased risk of heart disease and stroke more strongly to low levels of the “good” HDL cholesterol rather than to high levels of the “bad” LDL. Studies have clearly shown that for every one-milligram rise in HDL, the risk for developing cardiovascular disease falls by 2 to 3 percent. There is a really simple, zero cost way of increasing your HDL by 5mg – that means a 15% reduction in the possibility of suffering from heart disease!

For some time it has been known that HDL cholesterol is a so-called negative risk factor, meaning high levels zeros one of your other risk factor on your overall health profile. But this latest evidence takes the HDL issue one step further.

The good news is that it is quite easy to increase levels of HDL and while doing so often levels of the so-called “bad” LDL decrease. So, you actually get twice your money’s worth. In fact, the HDL actually cleans up the potentially harmful cholesterol from your arteries and sends it off to the liver where it is eliminated. But it doesn’t end there, it also acts as an antioxidant that helps stop oxidation the bad cholesterol. Inflammation has also been receiving a lot of press coverage as being one of the culprits for heart disease, well guess what? HDL is also an anti-inflammatory agent, helping to repair what artery disease. It can also help keep blood clots from blocking arteries.

So now all the buzz is on the good guy, which unlike LDL, that should be a low as possible; the higher your level of HDL cholesterol the better for your health. So now you can give your health a natural, zero cost boost and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

So, what should your HDL cholesterol levels be?

For some time it has been known that people who live into their 90’s without evidence of heart disease, typically have very high levels of HDL. You should do your best to get your HDL levels up to at least 60 milligrams; levels below 40 mg for men and 50 mg for women, according to the most important international health institutions, are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

Come on over to our site now by selecting the link below and find out how to get YOUR levels of HDL up to standard. Don’t worry we don’t push supplements or pharmaceuticals; we just give you the tips you need.

Symptoms

 

To find out the needs of a sick person, first you must ask important questions and then examine them carefully. You should look for signs and symptoms that help you tell how ill the person is and what kind of sickness they may have.
Always examine the person where there is good light, preferably in the sunlight never in a dark room. There are certain basic things to ask and to look for in anyone who is sick. These include things the sick person feels or reports (symptoms), as well as things you notice on examining them.

These signs can be especially important in babies and persons unable to talk. In this article the word ‘signs’ is used for both symptoms and signs.

When you examine a sick person, write down your findings and keep them for the health worker in case they are needed .

QUESTIONS TO ASK
Start by asking the person about their sickness. Be sure to ask the following:

1: What bothers you most right now? What makes you feel better or
worse?
2: How and when did your sickness begin?

3:Have you had this same trouble before, or has anyone else in your family or neighborhood had it?

Continue with other questions in order to learn the details of the illness.
For example, if the sick person has a pain, ask them:

Where does it hurt? (Ask her to point to the exact place with one finger.)
Does it hurt all the time, or off and on? What is the pain like? (sharp? dull? burning?) Can you sleep with the pain? If the sick person is a baby who still does not talk, look for signs of pain.

Notice their movements and how they cry. (For example, a child with an ear ache sometimes rubs the side of his head or pulls at his ear.)

Bacteria,

like many of the organisms that cause infections, are so small you cannot see them without a microscope—an instrument that makes tiny things look bigger.

Viruses are even smaller than bacteria. Antibiotics (penicillin, tetracycline, etc.) are medicines that help cure certain illnesses caused by bacteria.

Antibiotics have no effect on illnesses caused by most viruses, such as colds, flu, mumps, chickenpox, etc.

Do not treat virus infections with antibiotics. They will not help
and may be harmful
EXAMPLES OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
colds, flu, measles, from someone who is aspirin and other mumps, chickenpox, sick, through the painkillers (Medicines infantile paralysis, air, by coughing. like antibiotics do not virus diarrhea flies, etc. fight viruses effectively.) rabies animal bites Vaccinations prevent warts touch some virus infections.

HIV body fluids of someone infected get inside Antiretroviral another medicines fight HIV. person´s body ringworm sulfur and vinegar
fungus athlete’s foot by touch or from ointments: undecylenic,
jock itch clothing benzoic, salicylic acid griseofulvin
In the gut: worms feces-to-mouth different specific
internal parasites amebas (dysentery) lack of cleanliness medicines
(harmful animals

A BETTER WAY

A BETTER WAY TO STAY HEALTHY

Foods with fiber. The healthiest and most gentle way to have softer, more frequent stools is to drink a lot of water and to eat more foods with lots of natural fiber, or ‘roughage’ like cassava, yam, or bran (wheat husks) and other whole grain cereals

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables also helps. People who traditionally eat lots of food with natural fiber suffer much less from piles, constipation, and cancer of the gut than do people who eat a lot of refined ‘modern’ foods.For better bowel habits, avoid refined foods and eat foods prepared from unpolished or unrefined grains.

Herbs that Cure

CORN SILK 

The tassels or ‘silk’ from an ear of maize A tea made from corn silk makes a person pass
more urine.

This can help reduce swelling of the feet—especially in pregnant women Boil a large handful of corn silk in water and
drink 1 or 2 glasses. It is not dangerous.

GARLIC

A drink made from garlic can often get rid of pinworms.
Chop finely, or crush, 4 cloves of garlic and mix with 1 glass
of liquid (water, juice, or milk).
Dosage: Drink 1 glass daily for 3 weeks.
To treat vaginal infections with garlic,

MEDICINAL PLANTS

Many plants have curative powers. Some of the best modern medicines are made
from wild herbs.
Nevertheless, not all ‘curative herbs’ people use have medical value… and those
that have are sometimes used the wrong way. Try to learn about the herbs in your area
and find out which ones are worthwhile.

CAUTION! Some medicinal herbs are very poisonous if taken in more
than the recommended dose. For this reason it is often safer to use
modern medicine, since the dosage is easier to control.
Here are a few examples of plants that can be useful if used correctly:

ANGEL’S TRUMPET (Datura arborea)

The leaves of this and certain other members of the
nightshade family contain a drug that helps to calm
intestinal cramps, stomach-aches, and even gallbladder
pain.
Grind up 1 or 2 leaves of Angel’s Trumpet and soak
them for a day in 7 tablespoons (100 ml.) of water.
Dosage: Between 10 and 15 drops every 4 hours (adults only).

WARNING: Angel’s Trumpet is very poisonous if you take more
than the recommended dose.

CARDON CACTUS (Pachycerius pectin-aboriginum)
Cactus juice can be used to clean wounds when there is no
boiled water and no way to get any.

Cardon cactus also helps stop a wound from bleeding, because the juice makes the cut blood vessels squeeze shut. Cut a piece of the cactus
with a clean knife and press it firmly against the wound.

When the bleeding is under control, tie a piece of the cactus to the wound with a strip of cloth. After 2 or 3 hours, take off the cactus and clean the wound with boiled water and soap.

There are more instructions on how to care for wounds and control bleeding in a later post.

You should remember always to consult a medical doctor before trying any of these remedies.