Acid Reflux On The Rise But Healthy Habits Can Help

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doctorThe number of people experiencing acid reflux is increasing, but making lifestyle changes could lessen the symptoms. An expert at Baylor College of Medicine recommends making these lifestyle changes to also avoid health complications down the road.

“The increase of acid reflux symptoms is partly due to the rising obesity rate and continued fast food (high fat and low fiber) consumption, along with inactive lifestyles,” said Dr. Hashem B. El-Serag, section chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Baylor. “Not smoking, participating in regular physical activity, eating foods that are low fat and high fiber and maintaining a healthy weight are lifestyle changes that can prevent acid reflux symptoms or reduce them for those who have reflux.”

Symptoms

Acid reflux is a condition where the contents of the stomach, which is mostly acid, do not stay in the stomach and instead go up into the esophagus. This occurrence can generate the following symptoms:

* Heartburn

* Acid regurgitation

* Chest pain

* Bitter taste in the mouth

* Belly discomfort

* Unexplained cough

* Sore throat

If these symptoms continue for a prolonged period of time especially among those older than 50 years it can injure the esophagus, resulting in esophagitis or Barrett’s esophagus, said El-Serag, also program leader of the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program at the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center.

What to do

Food plays a major role in acid reflux and modifying eating habits may alleviate reflux symptoms. Generally, a low-fat and high-fiber diet is best.

“If someone is predisposed to acid reflux, I recommend they avoid high-fat foods, wine, strawberries and chocolate,” he said. “I would also suggest losing weight, a doctor can help determine how much is best.”

After eating, the stomach is full of food and excreting acid, which means lying down will make the symptoms worse.

“Brief walks after meals are a good way to gain more exercise and help the stomach empty its contents while having gravity work against the reflux,” El-Serag said. “Physical activity and an active lifestyle can improve the symptoms.”

If an individual is older than 50 years, has daily symptoms, or has a family history of Barrett’s esophagus or esophageal cancer and has reflux symptoms, El-Serag recommended they see a gastroenterologist. For individuals with less frequent symptoms and of younger age, he recommended trying antacids or over the counter medications.

Complications

The following are warning signs and symptoms that can occur with acid reflux complications:

* Difficulty swallowing

* Choking

* Weight loss

* Bleeding from the mouth or rectum

* Symptoms that do not respond to over the counter medications

People with these symptoms should see a gastroenterologist to rule out other causes for the symptoms, El-Serag said.

Eye Cancer On The Rise: Reasons Prevention Is The Key To Saving Your Vision

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By Matthew Lynch

eyeMelanoma of the eye is one of the more common types of eye cancers and develops in melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin, which produces our skin colour). Whilst it is more common in skin, it can develop in the eye leading to eye cancer (sometimes referred to as choroidal or uveal melanoma).

In most cases, this type of cancer will develop in a part of the eye that isn’t visible from the outside, making it difficult to notice. It can start in the eyeball, the conjunctiva or the eyelid, but the most common starting point is the eyeball, or more specifically, the choroid, which creates the middle layer (the uvea) of your eye.

Treatments are available for these melanomas and depending on the case and the severity of the growth, vision may be unaffected. However, some larger melanomas can cause some vision loss.

The Symptoms of an Eye Melanoma

As mentioned previously, this type of cancer can go undetected due to the location of the melanomas and may only be noticed when someone has an eye test or undergoes laser eye surgery. It is not uncommon for companies to identify more underlying issues in their patients who come in for simple corrective surgery. Early warning signs include loss of peripheral vision, blurry or poor vision in one of your eyes, specks of dust (floaters) in your vision, a change in the shape of your pupil, flashing lights or a dark spot on your iris.

Should you find any of the above or you are concerned about your eye health, seek professional advice immediately.

Diagnosis Eye Melanoma

If your doctor is concerned about your eye health they may recommend further tests are carried out to establish whether or not you are suffering from an eye melanoma. They may conduct eye examinations, which involve looking for enlarged blood vessels on the outside of your eye; if these are present, it could indicate that a tumour is growing inside your eye. They will then look at the inside of your eye using specialist equipment that generates a bright light.

Ultrasounds of the eye may also be used to detect any growths. The eye specialist will place a transducer on the front of your eye or closed eyelid and the high-frequency soundwaves will enable them to spot any anomalies.

Angiograms can also be used in these cases, which involve injecting a dye into your bloodstream. This will enhance the blood vessels of the eye and will allow the doctor to take images of these around the affected area.

Available Treatments for Eye Cancer

How your doctor treats your eye melanoma will depend on the size and location of it. If it’s small and isn’t affecting your vision, they may choose to closely monitor it in case it grows. Or, if it is causing complications, surgery to remove the tumour may be considered. In severe cases where the tumour is particularly large, the eye may be removed (enucleation). Radiotherapy and laser treatments may also be offered as an additional precaution.

If you are concerned about your eye health or you’ve noticed some changes in your vision, get in touch with your eye specialist today to arrange an appointment.

– Matthew Lynch has wanted to be an optician ever since he was 15 years old. Now well on his way to his dream career Matt wants to share his passion with more people. He doesn’t feel there is enough awareness of eye health and hopes his articles will help on that front. Visit Laser Eye Surgery Hub if you’re interested in learning more about laser eye surgery options.

Respecting Our ‘Mammal’ Self And Allowing Spirit To Rise And Lead

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By Denee Jordan

mansmileRecognizing that we are Already Well

‘Already Well’ is a simple, yet profound perspective on wellness that says that by developing respect and compassion for ourselves, exactly as we are, our Spirit will naturally emerge to manage our lives and make contentment, healing, and prosperity possible. Our self-acceptance is the precursor to our success.

It is natural and normal to want to improve ourselves; to become more successful, healthier, happier, richer, smarter, more attractive, and so forth. Though different people and different cultures define ‘success’ differently, what lies behind the desire to be successful is the same for all of us; our drive to survive and thrive. As Human Beings we all desire three things: to feel safe, valuable and connected. This concept may sound simple enough, but it is actually the key to humanity’s evolution or destruction. Depending upon how we choose to feel safe, valuable and connected, this underlying desire can be at the root of the most heinous war, or the root of the noblest human activity.

In our present society, many of us try to achieve ‘safe’ using defensiveness, worry and fear. We try to feel ‘valuable’ using relentless self-scrutiny. We try to feel ‘connected’ with constant striving, comparing, and competing …..and we fight for all of it….creating a society prevalent with depression, anxiety and disease. Today it is estimated that there are over 15 million Americans diagnosed with depression. That is heartbreaking considering our spirits’ natural capacity to love.

‘Already Well’ says that there are three false belief systems that we are operating on that are preventing us from finding the healing and happiness were deserve. They are as follows:

1.) We don’t have enough, need to get more, and when we do, we will be successful and content.

2.) We need to fight for what we want, or we will never get it.

3.) We need to fight for what we have, or we will lose it.

‘Already Well’ challenges the validity of these beliefs. Such beliefs are based in fear and perpetuate our problems. When we never have enough and need to fight to acquire and maintain more, it creates a vicious cycle that cannot be broken without a new perspective. It is the fighting that actually prevents us from feeling safe, valuable and connected.

Some people say that humans are born to fight. This is true in part, but we are also born to love and consciously evolve. We are a magnificent blend of mammal and Spirit. One survives; the other thrives. Survival involves contracted energy, or negativity. Thriving involves expanded energy, or positivity. They are both necessary to live here on the planet Earth. ‘Already Well’ says we need to balance our need to ‘survive’ and ‘thrive’ by making peace with ourselves, as we are, before we are able to make any other ‘improvements’ to our lives. It is essentially learning to lovingly tame our mammal self to allow our Spirit self to lead.

How do we do this? How do we find the ‘enoughness’ in our lives as they are? How do we find self-acceptance when we have been unsuccessful or made mistakes? How can we get in touch with our Spirit and accept our lives, in their entirety, with compassion?

‘Already Well’ utilizes 4 steps:

1.) REFLECTION

Start by giving yourself the credit you deserve just for living. Look back on your life and identify all of the time and energy you have spent struggling, loving, hurting, healing, suffering, discovering, working, succeeding, failing, feeling frustration, joy and disappointment in order to be alive in the present moment. It is no small feat to be a surviving Human Being in our present society! In fact, it is amazing!

seniorwoman22.) RECOGNITION

Recognize all of the effort you have put into living your life and what you have learned along the way. Nobody but you knows what your experience has been! Notice that there is no mention of just learning from the ‘good’ parts of your life. All of your life has had value! Let’s use obesity as an example. ‘Already Well’ encourages the overweight client to add up the pounds she has lost and gained, the money she has spent on weight-loss treatments, the time she has spent worrying and feeling isolated and depressed and turn that focus on praising herself by saying, “Wow! You are amazing! It is wonderful that you can invest all of that emotion, energy, and time into trying to feel better! You actually have demonstrated tremendous ability!” The only thing missing for this woman is self-respect and acceptance. She has already demonstrated the ability to do the work! Remember, self-respect precedes success!

3.) RECONCILIATION

Already Well’ says that we must look at our lives in the present moment and know we have done the best that we have learned how to do and give ourselves credit for our efforts, without exception. People might say, “Yes, but I know better.” ‘Already Well’ says, knowing is not enough, we only do what we have learned. If we had learned better, we would have done better. We need to be honest about who we are and accept ourselves as completely as possible, including the things we think are ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’. It is more than self-forgiveness. It is a compassionate acknowledgement of the value of your life. People might say, “That’s crazy! If I accept myself, nothing will change.” Though it may seem counterintuitive, self-acceptance paves the way for positive change. Self-acceptance is not a judgment that everything is the way you want it; it is a decision to accept and honor yourself as you are, so that you can move forward positively!

4.) EMBRACING SPIRIT

When we make peace with ourselves as we are, we naturally, progressively become aware of our Spirit. Our Spirit is our core, the ‘thriving’ part of us; the part of us that is central to our really feeling safe, valuable and connected. There are many different names for our Spirit, but however we choose to address it, essentially our Spirit comes alive when we stop fighting with ourselves. We don’t have to go looking for it, because it is always with us. We often just can’t hear it with all the battle sounds ringing in our ears. The question is…how can we hear it better? Practice. Practice makes progress; Practice mindfully watching ourselves, consciously understanding and honoring ourselves as we are. Our behavior, thoughts and feelings are all part of our Human Nature and they will actually improve as we watch ourselves respectfully. A specific ‘Practice Plan’ includes focusing time on and engaging in personal activities that encourage self-acceptance and self-compassion (i.e. listening for negative self-talk and gently correcting it, holding our boundaries with other people, risking feeling uncomfortable, recognizing our limitations without shame, trying new things, etc.) Our Spirit knows how to take good care of us. Trust in that.

‘Already Well’ says that finding ’success’ doesn’t involve changing anything in your life right this minute. It teaches us to understand that all of our actions, feelings, thoughts and behaviors are rooted in our human instinct to survive and thrive, regardless of what we have or haven’t done. When we can accept this with self-respect and compassion, our Spirit naturally emerges to take care of our lives. When we recognize our total magnificence in the present moment without changing a thing, we liberate ourselves to heal, learn, prosper and succeed in all of the ways we dream possible.

Denee Jordan, PSY.D is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Already Well.

National Rise In Patients Seeking Headache Relief

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woman TruDenta, the creator of a diagnostic and treatment system for chronic headaches and other jaw-related symptoms, has reported a nationwide rise in the number of patients seeking relief from chronic head pain, neck pain, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, jaw pain, tinnitus, and vertigo.

“This year we have seen a 52% increase in the number of patients our practices have treated. Our network of over 300 doctors and their teams in 47 states are changing lives every day,” says John Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer.

According to TruDenta, this increase could be a positive indicator of a greater public awareness of the varied root causes of chronic pain, as well as a sign that headache and TMJ sufferers are increasingly dissatisfied with the side effects and low efficacy of temporary solutions like medication or injections. Finding proper treatment for chronic headaches is difficult for many patients, and like all chronic pain it puts those struggling with it at greater risk of depression and other illnesses. A study in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain found that patients suffering from migraines were 60% more likely to develop depression than patients without migraines.

The complicated nature of headache disorders means that they are often dismissed or misdiagnosed, leaving many chronic headache and migraine sufferers unaware that their pain could be caused by slight misalignments in their jaw and teeth. TruDenta’s diagnostic and therapy system uses state-of-the-art precision measurement to identify these imbalances, coupled with a drug-free and painless treatment system derived from sports medicine. If a patient’s pain is being caused by dental imbalances, TruDenta’s holistic and science-based approach can completely resolve their symptoms.

About TruDenta
TruDenta is a comprehensive medical therapy system designed to resolve headaches, migraines, tinnitus, vertigo, jaw pain, and other symptoms associated with underlying temporomandibular joint (TMJ) imbalances. The TruDenta approach is derived from sports medicine, and uses a series of proprietary diagnostics and gentle therapies utilizing FDA-cleared technologies to pinpoint and resolve the root causes of dental imbalances. Released during the Summer of 2011, TruDenta is now in use at dental offices in 47 states and Canada.

Citations:
Modgill, G., Jette, N., Wang, J. L., Becker, W. J. and Patten, S. B. (2012), A Population-Based Longitudinal Community Study of Major Depression and Migraine. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 52: 422–432. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2011.02036.x

Despite Obesity Rise, US Calories Trending Downward

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healthyjunkFrom Your Health Journal…..A very good article by FOX News via Reuters entitled Despite Obesity Rise, US Calories Trending Downward. This is an interesting article, as it points to the fact the US food/calorie consumption is down, but obesity rates are increasing. It almost seems to contradict itself. A recent study determined found that among adults, average daily energy intake rose by a total of 314 calories from 1971 to 2003, then fell by 74 calories between 2003 and 2010. The bottom line, it is very important to continue to watch what you eat, making healthy choices, and reducing portion sizes to maintain a healthy balance. Add to this daily physical activity, adequate sleep, and proper hydration, and some positive change can occur for most. Please visit the FOX News web site (link provided below) to read the complete article. It was well written, educational, and informative.”

From the article…..

U.S. adults have been eating steadily fewer calories for almost a decade, despite the continued increase in obesity rates, according to survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“It’s hard to reconcile what these data show, and what is happening with the prevalence of obesity,” co-author Dr. William Dietz, former CDC director of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, told Reuters Health.

The results, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, are based on the nine National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) the CDC has conducted between 1971 and 2010. Several thousand adults aged 20 to 74 were randomly selected every two to four years and asked to recall what they ate over the previous 24 hours.

Dietz and a colleague analyzed trends since the 1970s and found that among adults, average daily energy intake rose by a total of 314 calories from 1971 to 2003, then fell by 74 calories between 2003 and 2010.

“Seventy-four calories is a lot, and as I said before, we would expect to see a measurable impact on obesity,” said Dietz.

Nevertheless, about 35 percent of U.S. adult women are obese, and that percentage has held steady since 1999, according to the CDC. For men, obesity has risen from 27 percent to 35 percent over the same time period.

Dietz said he would have expected obesity rates to have leveled-off for both sexes and to be decreasing at this point, if people are consuming fewer calories.

The CDC released similar results last month for children: boys have cut their calorie intake by 150, and girls by 80, since 1999. Obesity rates for boys continue to increase, however, while holding steady for girls.

Experts said it’s possible more time is needed to see obesity rates respond to changes in calorie intake. It’s also possible that Americans have changed their eating habits but are still not getting enough exercise to burn the calories they do consume. Or, the surveys may simply be wrong.

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Global Sugar Intake Behind The Rise In Type 2 Diabetes

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diabeteswordFrom Your Health Journal…..A great article in one of my favorite web sites to promote called Red Orbit, written by Lawrence LeBlond. The article is entitled Global Sugar Intake Behind The Rise In Type 2 Diabetes. Obesity is on the rise all over the world, and one health risk factor associated with obesity is type 2 diabetes, which in many cases, is environmental – sometimes reversible with weight loss. Believe it or not, more than 350 million people around the glboe are believed to have diabetes, and for years health experts have debated on what the exact driver of the illness has been. While sugar intake has been viewed as a culprit in many eyes, scientists have long refuted that conjecture and attributed the global health crisis to too much overall food intake and obesity. Recently, a new study suggests through compelling evidence that Type 2 diabetes is being largely driven by the rising consumption of sugary foods and drinks. Please visit the Red Orbit web site (link provided below) to read the complete article.”

From the article…..

More than 350 million people worldwide are believed to have diabetes, and for years health experts have debated on what the exact driver of the illness has been. While sugar intake has been viewed as a culprit in many eyes, scientists have long refuted that conjecture and attributed the global health crisis to too much overall food intake and obesity.

But in a new finding by three California universities – Stanford, UC-Berkeley and UCSF – suggests through compelling evidence that Type 2 diabetes is being largely driven by the rising consumption of sugary foods and drinks. This evidence comes in the form of large-scale analysis of worldwide sugar availability over the last decade. The findings have been published in Wednesday’s (Feb. 27) issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

In all, the American researchers looked at sugar intake in 175 countries, including the United States. They found increases in sugar intake account for a third of all new cases of diabetes in the US and a quarter of all cases worldwide. In the countries studied, the researchers found an average 150-calorie-per-day increase in the availability of sugar – roughly the equivalent of a can of cola. This accounts for a rise in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes by 1.1 percent.

The team also found that, in the countries studied, an increase of 150-calories-per-day for all food, regardless of sugar content, only led to a 0.1 percent rise in the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, adding credence to the evidence that sugar intake is a prominent driver for onset of diabetes.

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The study’s lead author, Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, said the finding was “quite a surprise.”

“We’re not diminishing the importance of obesity at all, but these data suggest that at a population level there are additional factors that contribute to diabetes risk besides obesity and total calorie intake, and that sugar appears to play a prominent role,” Basu said.

While the study cannot prove that sugar alone is causing diabetes, it does confirm that the longer a population is exposed to excess sugar, the higher its diabetes rate will be after taking obesity and other factors into account. The study also found that diabetes rates waned over time when sugar availability dropped, independent of changes in consumption of other calories.

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Type 2 Diabetes On The Rise In Children

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From Your Health Journal…..”Great article today from the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Channel 10 (abc-tv) about diabetes rising in children. Please visit the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Channel 10 web sites to read the great stories, as I have enjoyed many article from their sites. Links are provided below. The article being reviewed today discusses the rise in type 2 diabetes in children. As you know, type 2 diabetes in most cases is environmental, so when children pack on the pounds, they increase their risk of getting this disease. More than 20,000 adolescents and teens in the United States now have Type 2 diabetes, compared with almost none 20 years ago. And the worst might be ahead. Diagnoses of the disease among young people could climb 400 percent by 2050. Please visit the Star Tribune and 10 News to read this heartwarming story about a young child who just found out she had type 2 diabetes.”

From the article…..

On learning she had Type 2 diabetes and would need to adopt a healthful diet for the rest of her life, Lavon Swygert did the only thing that felt natural.

The 13-year-old hid at home and gorged on potato chips.

“I’m not going to lie,” she said. “There were, like, 12 little packs of Pringles.”

Lavon’s response underscores why doctors are so troubled by the sharp increase in Type 2 diabetes that is emerging among adolescents and teens. It reveals the medical toll that doctors have long feared from the nation’s youth-obesity epidemic. Worse, it pairs a disorder that can be managed only by disciplined diet and exercise with a young, impulsive population that likes to snack.

More than 20,000 adolescents and teens in the United States now have Type 2 diabetes, compared with almost none 20 years ago. And the worst might be ahead. Diagnoses of the disease among young people could climb 400 percent by 2050, according to a federal estimate released in December, because the disease is tied to the rising rate of childhood obesity.

Type 2 diabetes, diagnosed mainly in adults until now, is the gradual erosion of the body’s production of insulin, which leaves excess sugar in the bloodstream and gives rise to a host of complications and organ failures. It’s among a growing number of adult health problems that are increasingly afflicting kids, including hypertension and high cholesterol.

“It’s like your child has the body of a 70-year-old man,” said Dr. Claudia Fox, an obesity specialist at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital.

Part of the problem is that Type 2 diabetes often comes with relatively few initial symptoms, so teens can go years without a diagnosis. Even when the problem is discovered, as in Lavon’s case, teenagers often don’t initially feel the consequences of straying from diets and treatments.

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Sharp Rise In Obesity Surgery Rate

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From Your Health Journal…..”Great article from TVNZ, which is an excellent resource from New Zealand, and I highly recommend your visiting their site (listed below). Today’s article review discusses the rise in obesity surgery rate in New Zealand – a rise of nearly 100% over the past six years. The article quoted one surgeon stating you don’t need to read the stats on obesity in our country, but rather, just walk down the street to viably see it! The sad truth, obesity is on the rise all over the world. There are so many contributing factors to the increase, but it is hard to pinpoint one specific cause. The combination of sedentary lifestyle due to technology, poor economy’s, poor diet, and less physical activity are all contributing factors. Heart disease and diabetes are on the rise, and change is needed. Please visit the TVNZ site for the full story.”

From the article…..

The number of obesity surgeries in New Zealand has risen nearly 100% over the past six years and “you only need to walk down the street” to see why, a surgeon says.

Ministry of Health figures show 389 gastric bypass surgeries were performed in the public health system over the past year – nearly six times more than in 2005-2006.

Health Ministry electives manager Clare Perry said it was a sign of increased funding that the number of surgeries had gone up.

In 2010, $2 million was made available to District Health Boards to carry out bariatric surgeries.

“This funding is expected to provide an additional 300 bariatric operations nationally over four years, an average of 75 per year, which has been achieved.

“This funding has been allocated to DHBs proportional to their populations,” Perry said.

Auckland District Health Board gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon Grant Berbar said while it would be ideal the numbers of surgeries went down, in reality, more were needed.

“You just need to walk down the street to see New Zealand’s obesity problem, and it is a problem of deprivation.

“It’s not just the fact that people are fat, it’s all the associated health problems that come with it.”

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Rise In Women Heart Patients

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From Your Health Journal…..”The Times of India is an excellent publication, and I wanted to share one of their articles here, and hope you visit their site to view the full article, as it has some very good information. For many years studying health, I was always curious why they discussed heart attacks and the dangers that existed with men. You did not hear much about woman with heart issues, and at times, I started to wonder if woman were immune to heart problems. My thought process was men and woman were both humans, exposed to similar environments and diet, yet men were the ones suffering from the heart attacks. Now, it appears that woman are not immune. The are encountering high levels of stress, different diets, and lack of physical activity. The truth is, times have changed. More woman work longer hours now, many are single parents, and on top of all this – many are Mommy’s as well. So, now it appears that all men and women need to take care of themselves, manage stress, eat properly, and exercise to maintain a healthy heart – – and lifestyle. I highly recommend this article to all visitors of Your Health Journal.”

From the article…..

Four Heart Attack Signs

Although men are believed to be prone to heart diseases, nowadays, women in their 40s and 50s are increasingly falling victims to cardio vascular problems. Twenty-three-year-old Rajitha (name changed) accompanied her husband to the cardiology wing of a corporate hospital in the city. The senior consultant cardiologist was alarmed to see the young couple in his room. Initially, he presumed the young husband was the patient but much to his consternation, he found Rajitha, barely married for six months, was suffering from coronary artery disease.

There used to be a time, not long ago, that women were seen accompanying their husbands, fathers or male relatives to cardiac clinics but now, the scenario has changed and more and more women, complaining of chest pain and discomfort, are regularls at such clinics. “Most of these women from urban areas, working in IT or in corporate sector in the age bracket of 40 to 50″. But Rajitha’s case is an exception and she is the youngest patient that I have seen so far in Vizag,” said Nandakishore Panigrahi, senior consultant and interventional cardiologist, Apollo Hospital. “However, she had a family history of heart ailments, which made her vulnerable to it. But in general, there’s no doubt that cases of heart problems among women are on the rise. Two to three cardiac cases out of 10 are that of women. The numbers can be more as women often tend to ignore initials symptoms or dismiss them as gastric problems and come for treatment when the damage is already done,” said the senior cardiologist adding that the early symptoms of heart problem include discomfort in the chest, squeezing sensation in the central or left side of the chest with pain radiating to the arms or even to the back.

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