News Spotlight: Introducing The Newest Common Myths In Cardiovascular Disease.... The World's No. 1 Killer
Friday, May 13, 2011

 For both men and women of any age, cardiovascular disease could be the first

killer. It kills more people than ALL forms of cancer tumors grouped

together. If you are black or older sixty-five, your risk of a heart attack

is bigger, however it is an equal opportunity destroyer. Any one, any place,

anytime could have a cardiac event [1].


Myth #1: Solely adults need to be concerned about their heart.


The things that may generate a heart attack build-up with time. Being a

couch-potato, boredom eating and not working out are typically undesirable

habits that could possibly begin in earlier childhood days. Increasingly

more healthcare doctors are starting to find out patients of strokes in

their 20's and 30's instead of sufferers mostly in their fifty's and



Being fit and at the right weight wouldn't make you protected from heart

attacks. Although, both regular exercise and maintaining the right weight

helps. You will still need to check your cholesterol levels and blood

pressure levels. The right cholesterol (or lipid profile) number is below

200. A good blood pressure is 120/80.


Myth #2: I'd feel sick if I had high blood pressure levels or high



They label these, "silent killers" due to the fact that they present NO

signs. 1 / 3 of all adults have hypertension. Of those, one-third have no

idea they have it.


High-cholesterol is a way of measuring the fats stocked by your bloodstream.

Fats could be dropped anywhere in your whole body, but sometimes congregate

all around body organs. As well as your heart. This tendency may run in

families. So, even if you are at a good body weight and don't smoke

cigarettes, have your cholesterol and blood pressure checked constantly. One

time shouldn't be sufficient [2].


Myth #3: Women and men DON'T feel the same signals.


Males and females CAN have exactly the same signs, however they typically

don't. Females seem to develop the subtler indicators and symptoms although

men more often experience the type of heart attacks you can view in the

movies. But, both gender CAN have any signals.


These subtler symptoms, including jaw achiness, nausea or vomiting,

difficulty breathing and intense weakness, have a tendency to get identified

away. "My jaw hurt since my lunchtime sandwich was on whole-grain bread and

I was forced to chew very hard," or , while clutching their stomach, "I

probably should not have had that extra piece of pizza." "Half of women have

no chest pain at all," announces Kathy Magliato, a heart doctor at

California's St. John's Health Center. Put all the little warning signs to

each other and pay attention to your own body.


Not surprisingly, men and women could experience the

"grab-your-chest-and-fall-down-gasping" form of cardiac arrest, however you

fully understand, it's not the only way.


Myth #4: Given that my glucose level is in check, Type 2 diabetes will never

be a heart threat.


Though trying to keep your blood glucose level with a standard range

(80ml-120ml) helps keep you healthier, just having the extra glucose in your

system takes its toll on arteries. You'll need exercising and eating

healthier to help take control of your type two diabetes, bear in mind to

measure your blood pressure and cholesterol, too.


Myth #5: My health practitioner would order exams if I were at risk for

heart problems.


Typically, all of us overlook to inform the physician the little spasms we

feel. The medical doctors, without knowing most of the things we consider as

insignificant, could pass over heart checks.


"Mammograms and Colonoscopies are often prescribed by doctors," says Merdod

Ghafouri, a cardiologist at Inova Fairfax Medical center in the state of

Virginia, [3] "and are needed, but heart tests aren't repeatedly done." A

cardiac scan can detect plaque build-up within the arteries even before you

know you've a problem.


Do you have the engine oil pressure and transmission liquid examined in your

auto? Have other preventive repair done? Doesn't your only heart merit as

much interest as your automobile?


Links to Extra Information About Heart Disease:


- [1] The Web MD is a good source for reliable and timely medical and health

information and facts. They have a high-quality page covering <a




- [2] Mediterranean Book is the National Board for the preservation of the

Italian healthy eating traditions. It's a non-profits blog managed by

Italians that support the Mediterranean sea Diet program. They offer

headlines and medical research related to the advantages of the

Mediterranean sea eating plan and <a

href="">top heart healthy



- [3] Circulation is the part of the American Heart Association associated

to cardiovascular system journals, they have a really good file in .pdf that

features the relationship between <a


rides and heart disease</a>


Millie Mary Bruce (@millie_bruce on was born in Banffshire,

Scotland on August 2, 1944. She had an basic diploma in Traditional medicine

at the University of Glasgow in 1962. She did diet counseling and she taught

adult nutrition in Adult Daycare Centers. She previously worked for

scientific editors and reviewers that posted reports for the New England

Journal of Medicine. Now she's retired and from '05 to the present she has

been a guest journalist for health related web sites and blogging sites.




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