May 20, 2013

Heart Attack in Women

Posted in HEART DISEASE, WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:28 pm by PCOSLady

www.LEF.org
~ * Extremely well worth joining!
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* HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN *
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~ Neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort
~ Shortness of breath
~ Nausea or vomiting
~ Sweating
~ Light headedness or dizziness
~ Unusual fatigue
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FACTS: IN WOMEN
2008 ~ Cardiovascular Disease Killed 419,730
2008 ~ Cancer killed 270,210
* 1 in 3 women in the US has some form of cardiovascular disease…
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Women 35~40 need comprehensive blood tests yearly to identify proven heart attack/stroke risk factors and take corrective actions when any marker is out of range… Per LEF.com & LEF.org
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Many women wait causing more damage… Not just in the main arteries but also in the smaller arteries that supply blood to the heart… A condition called small vessel heart disease or microvascular disease…
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PCOS ladies have a high chance of having cardiovascular disease of some type with elevated glucose and triglycerides… Most may have high LDL as well… Your CRP is rarely checked to know if it is high…
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MAGNESIUM
Having the proper level of magnesium in you reduces Sudden Death!
Coronary Artery Blockage:
*elevated factors*
~ glucose
~ triglycerides
~ c-reactive protein (CRP)
~ LDL
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Magnesium helps maintain a healthy electrical balance required for normal heart rythm…
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TESTS:
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HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
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SITES
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http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/164163-overview
~ Medscape
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GOOGLE:
magnesium
magnesium heart attack
heart attack in women
heart disease
PCOS heart disease
microvascular disease

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March 13, 2013

Heart Disease

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , at 10:49 pm by PCOSLady

HEART DISEASE
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PCOS Lady:
Many of us only hear from our doctors to watch our lipids and blood pressure!
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The Life Extension Foundation details why each of these 17 daggers are triggers!
www.lef.com
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HEART: Arterial Disease
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Any one of these “daggers” can initiate and propagate vascular disease… In the real world aging humans suffer small pricks from the point of the daggers over a lifetime… The cumulative effect of these dagger pricks (risk factors) is arterial occlusion and, far too often, stroke or acute heart attack….
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~ low blood EPA/DHA
~ elevated C-reactive Protein
~ excess LDL
~ excess Insulin
~ Low HDL
~ High Glucose
~ Nitric Oxide Deficit
~ Insufficient Vitamin D
~ Low Vitamin K
~ Excess Estrogen
~ Excess Triglycerides
~ Low Free Testosterone
~ Excess Fibrinogen
~ Excess Homocysteine
~ Hypertension
~ Excess Cholesterol
~ Oxidized LDL
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SITES
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Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/0924/moderate-arsenic-in-environment-tied-to-higher-heart-attack-stroke-risk.aspx?xid=aol_eh-cardio_6_20130923_&aolcat=ESR&icid=maing-
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~ Everyday Health …. Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk … Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans.
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‘Crown’ baldness associated with higher risk of heart disease, analysis finds
http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2013/04/crown-baldness-associated-higher-risk-heart-disease-analysis-finds
~ Susan Perry … 04/04/13 … ‘Crown’ baldness associated with higher risk of heart disease, analysis finds… Male pattern baldness is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, but only if the baldness is on the crown of the head, a new meta-analysis of previous studies reports. Among men with receding hairlines, no significant increase in risk was found.
~ A possible marker… The reasons for the association between baldness and heart disease are unclear, the meta-analysis authors point out. It may be, however, that top-of-the-head baldness is a marker for insulin resistance or chronic inflammation or some other factor that promotes heart disease.
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TESTS:
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HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
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GOOGLE:

August 23, 2012

Heart Disease in Women with Statistics

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:43 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.youbeauty.com/health/heart-disease-women
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PCOS Lady:
Posted this for the statistics listed for you…
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Heart Disease in Women: A Red-Hot, Overlooked Medical Issue
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Compared to men, women are less likely to receive heart disease treatment, and more likely to experience severe problems during and after a heart attack.
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Vascular disease leading to heart attacks and strokes is the number one killer of women in the U.S. and Canada—one in two women will die of heart disease or stroke, compared with one in 25 women who will die of breast cancer.
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Yet heart problems are still widely regarded as a male problem, but we differ—for example, 42 percent of women who have heart attacks die within one year, compared to 24 percent of men. By the way, you may think osteoporosis is a female disease but that’s the same problem as thinking heart disease is a male disease. Osteoporosis is also a disease of both men and women and more men than women die after a hip fracture.
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This stereotype is most worrisome when it counts most: before a heart attack. Women are largely under-treated when it comes to preventive heart and vascular care. In a recent study, a full 70 percent of people who experienced a heart attack did not receive prior treatment for heart disease. A majority of those overlooked? Women younger than 66 years.
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Other research reveals: Women under 55 also have it worse than men during and following a heart attack. A study out of British Columbia showed that when a heart attack struck, women experienced more severe chest pains and more pain in spots like the shoulder, left arm, throat and neck.
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Women have a keen ability to spot discomfort that their loved ones experience, but it’s important to recognize warning signs for yourself.
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The following symptoms may not be alarming in your day-to-day, but in some cases could signal an aortic valve problem, which may lead to heart disease or heart attack:
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1) Feeling tired or weak. If you work yourself into the ground during the week, feeling exhausted may not come as a surprise. Take note when you’re still feeling this way on a rested day.
2) Being short of breath. Making a big speech or seeing your child climbing on top of a cupboard can make you gasp for a full breath. But if you don’t have asthma or anxiety, and your chest is tight, make a trip to the doctor.
3) Getting light-headed. Feeling faint after a light lunch? Keep healthy snacks on hand and see if you’re still having dizzy spells. And if they’re reoccurring, see your doc.
4) Having palpitations. When your heart’s racing at night do you blame all that (good-for-you) coffee you downed during the day? If you aren’t big on caffeine and your heart’s beating hard while you’re lying down, take it up with your doc.
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VIDEO: 4 Must-Know Heart Attack Warning Signs
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/4-must-know-warning-signs-pt-1
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Stop procrastinating. Too many women put off checking these symptoms because they simply “don’t have the time.” Just think of all the appointments you’d have down the line if you don’t figure out the source of these symptoms. Putting yourself first will help you get the care you need sooner, and turn the problem around if there is one.
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If you have experienced a heart attack, you must (we repeat, must) put yourself first. Women in the Canadian study experienced poorer quality of life, recurring chest pain and more physical limitations during their recovery, than men.
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Why? Since women often play caretaker to their family, they may not be as good at taking care of themselves when they need it most; the researchers found that women were less likely to do cardiac rehab than men!
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For your family, lead by example in taking care of yourself, with a healthy diet and exercise plan, along with regular checkups. You’ll be quicker on your feet, and can prevent scary heart problems from arising in the first place.
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Read on for your complete guide to how heart disease can be turned right around with lifestyle changes from diet to exercise and stress management.
~ Google: womens heart attack symptoms … Read and keep reading…
~ Look at your self and change the triggers and what bothers you… Change your eating ways, exercise, etc…
~ Rid your life of the negativity and relax to enjoy your life!
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Take care of “YOU” and live a happy life!
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Christie
PCOS Lady
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BLOG
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http://rosie.com/my-heart-attack/
~ Rosie O’Donnell’s blog

August 7, 2012

Stroke: S.T.R. (Save a life!)

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:13 pm by PCOSLady

SAVE A LIFE. FORWARD AND REMEMBER
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Stroke Has a New Indicator
They say if you email this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life.
Pass this on to everyone you know…
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Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue
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Had a picture of head and clot here in email…
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I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!
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STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters….. S. T. R..
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STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
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During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ……she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.
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They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
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Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 pm Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
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It only takes a minute to read this.
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A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
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RECOGNIZING A STROKE
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Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and Learn!
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Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
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Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
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S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
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T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
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(i..e. It is sunny out today.)
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R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
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If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
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New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue
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NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
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I have done my part. Will you?

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