Mens Health and Cardiac Care
Another week has gone by and it’s time to talk a little about Mens health. Today it is Mens Health and Cardiac care which is an important subject and it grows more important as we age. Lifestyle has a lot to do with it and I am doing ongoing research, which I will share with you about how we can better protect ourselves with proper nutrition.
The heart is the mainstay of all of our bodily systems. This muscular organ works hard to pump our blood through our blood vessels providing oxygen and nutrients for our entire body 24 hours a day, every day of your life. Cardiac care is essential in restoring its operating system at the first sign of any disturbances. The heart beats, on average, approximately 72 beats in a minute. If you live past the age of 65 your heart will beat more than 2 billion times in your life. Taking care of our heart is the most important thing that we can do for our body because all of our other systems relies on this very special organ in the human body.
Of course the first step in taking care of our heart starts with what we feed our body. Our heart has no need for soft drinks, fried foods and most processed foods. To keep our heart healthy start by eating healthy foods and doing a little exercise.
The symptoms of heart disease should never be ignored and require immediate attention and action. It is important to be able to recognize them and seek care for them as soon as possible and without delay.
Explained below are some different types of cardiac situations that can take place with a brief description of their symptoms:
Myocardial infarction (heart attack): Nausea, vomiting, anxiety, shortness of breath, sweating, weakness, indigestion, pressure in the chest or arm, radiating pain in the throat, jaw, or arm to the back area, irregular and/or rapid heart rate. Sometimes there can be no symptoms whatsoever with a heart attack. Typically, this occurs more often in people with diabetes.
Coronary artery disease: The condition of athersclerosis or plaque build up in the arteries of the heart that can result in pressure in the chest, irregular or rapid heart rate, nausea, sweating, dizziness. We can do a lot to avoid this condition by not eating foods that add to the plaque buildup.
Atrial fibrillation: A heart arrythmia that can lead to an increased risk of stroke, weakness, pressure in the chest, fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath.
Heart valve disease: A condition when the valves in the heart between the atrium and ventricles are diseased and unable to perform their function will result in pressure in the chest area, dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath, sudden, increased weight gain, abdominal, ankle or foot edema.
Arrhythmias: A condition when the heart beats irregularly results in dizziness, shortness of breath, pressure in the chest, fainting, fatigue, palpitations or a thumping in the chest.
Taking care of a man’s cardiac system involves both prevention and treatment. All men should be educated about the signs and symptoms of a cardiac event or the precursor symptoms that they might experience before a major event.
Cardiac care in men differs from a woman’s care, as they are more likely to have invasive procedures due to a decreased risk in complications. They are less likely to have diabetes, and they have larger blood vessels. As well, men tend to seek care and counseling more readily than a woman does. Women on average are yet to understand that cardiac disease is on the clime for them and they are rapidly catching up with men with that health issue. My wife had a heart attack in her early 50’s during a time when she walked four miles a day plus did other exercises to stay in shape.
Men, we can help ourselves in regards to our cardiac care by seeing our physician regularly, and focusing on good nutrition, and exercise. Reducing stress levels and not smoking is also recommended. By practicing the above health measures, a person can reduce his risk of heart disease. These and other lifestyle changes will ensure a long, healthy, life.
As I continue to add more information on mens health I will focus more on the Ketogenic lifestyle from the chefs kitchen table with recipes that will make it easier to follow a healthy Wholefood lifestyle. These recipes and lifestyle are good for both men and women and it is easier if as a couple you work together towards better health.
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Aetna: Gender Differences in Cardiac Care
Columbus Monthly: Mens Health – Cardiac Care
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Heart Disease facts
University of Michigan: Women’s Heart Health
European Society of Cardiology: Women are more Likely to Die of Myocardial Infarction Than Men
MayoClinic: Heart Disease