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Doctor Juan Alerts Us: Do you want to prevent a heart attack?

Doctor Juan Nos Alerta: ¿Quieres prevenir un infarto de corazón?

This study could save your life Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death among Hispanics. It is a disease that develops silently.

People with:

  • High cholesterol

  • Arterial hypertension

  • Prediabetes or diabetes

  • Overweight

  • Family history of heart disease

  • elevated triglycerides

  • And those who do not exercise regularly gradually develop plaques in the arteries of the heart.

Eventually two things can happen with those plates:

  • They can continue to accumulate until block more than 70% of the artery causing chest pain or angina.

  • O well, a plaque can rupture and create a heart attack instantly. Unfortunately, in almost 50% of cases, the first manifestation that this process of plaque development is occurring in the coronary arteries is a heart attack or sudden death.

This is why you can't wait until you have chest pain or, worse yet, a heart attack, to find out what your cardiovascular risk is.

Traditionally when you visit your doctor, they do tests such as:

  • Electrocardiogram

  • heart ultrasound

  • stress test

  • And blood tests to identify whether or not you are at risk of a short-term heart problem.

Although these tests and studies are important, they are not the best way to identify who is at risk.

The best way to do this, in people over 40 years of age, is through a CT scan of the heart, especially the coronary arteries. In English it is known as a Coronary Calcium Score. This study, which does not require the use of intravenous contrast and radiation exposure is minimal (less than a mammogram), identifies whether or not you have plaque in the arteries of the heart.

The result is reported as a score:

  • Zero, the best, is associated with a minimum 0.3% risk of having a heart attack in the next 4 years.

  • A score of 1 to 99 represents a slight risk.

  • From 100 to 399 there is a moderate risk.

  • And more than 400 represents a high risk of suffering a heart attack.

This score is of utmost importance, as it determines how aggressive, in terms of medication use, a doctor should be with each patient. If you are over 40 years old, ask your doctor about this test.

What steps can you take today to lower your risk of a heart attack?

  1. Maintain an ideal weight

  2. Sleep 7-8 hours a day

  3. Take 10,000 (TEN THOUSAND) steps a day

  4. No Smoking

  5. Diet low in red meat and simple carbohydrates and high in healthy proteins and vegetables

What supplements Santo Remedio they can help you?

  • Red Yeast Rice: This supplement, which is like a natural statin, decreases the production of bad cholesterol or LDL in the liver.

  • Omega 3: When 1-2 grams are consumed daily, it is a preventive measure to reduce cardiovascular risk. When 4 grams are consumed per day, the level of triglycerides in the blood is reduced.

  • Jamaica Flower Tea: In addition to containing many antioxidants that are very good for general health, studies show that it has the ability to help maintain blood pressure at a normal level.

Don't wait until it's too late! Take control of your cardiovascular health today.

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Doctor John

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