Are you worried about your cholesterol levels? What is high cholesterol? Have you had to change your diet because you’ve been advised to lower your high cholesterol?
Have you been prescribed a statin drug to lower your cholesterol? Have you been taking one of these drugs for a while now? Do you know what this drug is and how it works in your body? Do you have regular tests to check your liver function? Do you suffer with any muscle aches or pains? Have you actually got heart disease? If the answer to the last question is no, you may want to stop taking statins. Continue reading What Is High Cholesterol?→
Carrying on from Part one of ‘how to prevent atrial fibrillation’, what causes this condition and other arrythmias in the first place?
Here we have it…
I want to relate a conversation two doctors had on the Doctor Health Radio hosted by Dr David Snow. They were talking about the problems of AF and what can be done to alleviate the symptoms:
Dr Snow – David Snow here with you talking today to Dr Steve Ryan about his book Beat Your A-Fib the essential guide to finding your cure. Alright let’s talk about supplements, things like fish oil and magnesium, I know you have a part or section in your book about magnesium….. Continue reading How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation – Part 2→
My late husband Brian was first diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in 1990. He was regularly getting what we called palpitations where his heart rate would soar up to 200 bpm. The rate would also be unsteady and irregular and often last for hours. The video below depicts what happens with this type of arrythmia. The top heartbeat is a normal rhythm, the bottom heartbeat shows atrial fibrillation.
Irregular electrical signals disrupt the normal conduction between the SA (Sinoatrial) and AV (Atrioventricular) nodes and cause the atria to quiver. This prevents them from effectively moving blood into the ventricles. It can lead to stroke or other heart related complications. Courtesy AHA/ASA Continue reading How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation→
Carrying on from Part 1 on ‘how to keep your heart healthy’ we will go through the whole process of how cardiovascular disease can happen to a seemingly healthy person.
Stress is the start
We know that stress is the biggest depleter of magnesium. All kinds of stress, be it physical, mental, heat, cold, bereavement, divorce, disease, toothache, workouts, marathons, kids, work, money. You name it, we get stressed from it. It cannot be avoided and we have to live with it. We go from day to day, not realising the kind of stress we are under. We don’t even know we’re stressed because it’s part of everyday life. Continue reading How To Keep Your Heart Healthy – Part 2→
There is a plethera of much overlooked and ignored evidence about how and why we get cardiovascular diseases. How to keep your heart healthy is a post giving details of this evidence and how you can apply it and keep your heart in good fettle throughout the whole of your life. But first some facts:
The Biggest Killer
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cardiovascular diseases killed 17.5 million people in 2012, that’s 3 of every 10 deaths. Of these, 7.4 million people died of ischaemic heart disease and 6.7 million from stroke.
Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections and chronic obstructive lung disease have remained the top major killers during the past decade. What’s worse is that since the year 2000, deaths have risen, not fallen. Cardiovascular diseases alone killed 2.6 million more people in 2012 than in the year 2000. So much for the super drugs that are supposed to keep the epidemic of cardiovascular disease under control. Continue reading How To Keep Your Heart Healthy→