14 Feb Listen to your heart, what is it telling you?
It often seems like our heart is trying to tell us something. Like maybe its time you should call your doctor and schedule that check up. More often than not we are so busy with work, families and kids that we just ignore those little whispers. I’ll do it tomorrow, but tomorrow turns into a week, a week turns into a month and before we know it that month just turned into a year. We know its important but you feel ok right? Nothing too alarming, nothing that would make you think you suffered a heart attack. You would definitely know if you had a heart attack right? But wait do you know you could suffer from a silent heart attack?In the United States 1/3 woman die from a heart disease which is the number one killer of woman. So what exactly is a Silent Heart attack? A silent heart attack is where someone has a heart attack with little to non recognizable symptoms in which blood flow to a section of the heart is temporarily blocked and may cause scarring and damage to heart muscle. Some of the common and noticeable signs of a heart attack are pain in your chest, arm, neck or jaw, shortness of breath, sweating, and fatigue.
Here are some subtle signs of a heart attack
- Shortness of breaths
- Vomiting, indigestion or other gastrointestinal distress
- Severe fatigue
What are the causes of a Heart Attack
- Being Overweight
- Lack of exercise
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
A silent Heart Attack is a loud signal your body sends saying that you may have an underlying health issue that needs attention. Sometimes you may have suffered from a silent heart attack and may only find out during a routine check up like an EKG/MRI your doctor may order. Once confirmed, this is your chance to make some changes in your lifestyle. I recommend talk to a holistic coach and evaluate all possible risk factors to develop a clear plan on what add or elimate to your
diet and daily routine. Little changes will make a big difference. Let’s face it, no one wants to change after 30 plus years, it’s hard, it’s uncomfortable and it takes time. But once you have a silent heart attack you have two times the risk of suffering from another one and that’s more than enough reason to make some simple lifestyle changes that can help keep your heart happy and healthy.
Here are some tips on how to prevent a Silent Heart Attack
- Quit Smoking
- Healthy diet-low fat
- Exercise Regularly
- Manage your stress
- Control Your Blood Pressure
- Control Your Blood Sugar
All this talk about heart attacks is pretty scary but the good news is all of the above prevention methods are within your control. Remember you are the one in charge of your body. It is the only one you have so you have to take care of it! It may seem overwhelming at first but no worries at Holistic Healing our practitioner is an expert on helping you achieve all of your health goals. Acupuncture and herbal medicine is a natural preventative treatment that can help reduce your chances of a heart attack. We make easy treatment plans that are broken down into simple steps
to help you reach your goals. Don’t worry you don’t have to do it alone, you will be guided throughout your entire journey. The best part about Holistic Healing is we treat patients based on the person as a whole and evaluate your lifestyle and how it is effecting your health. Through this method the practioner develops a personalized treatment plan that is best suited for your body.
Preventative treatments are much easier than treating a disease so it’s best to do acupuncture treatments as often as possible. One of the benefits of regular acupuncture treatments is you have a health professional that takes time to listen to all of your concerns and can treat your health ailments as soon as they begin to arise and refer you to a specialist if needed. The sooner you take care of a problem the faster it will go away. Make sure you see your cardiologist for your yearly check up and a holistic practitioner that you see regularly to keep your body and heart in great shape.
Love and Light,