Your Guide to Health – Heart Disease and Recovery Through Lifestyle

Congenital diseases are ailments with which babies are born. When in the embryo stage of formation, the quality of its parent health at the point of conception as well as that of the mother during the process of days are contributory factors to the presence of diseases at birth.

Upon being delivered, two factors are responsible for illness; congenital and environmental influences. These causes of illness from the surroundings can be related to nurture for children and lifestyle for adults. And because babies are helpless to select their environment, they absorb whatever is in the air. For adults however, they have more resistance to the environment and can control its impact on themselves. Heart disease which are due to either congenital or environmental factors can be reversed, especially when due to poor lifestyle choices.

The information provided in this series ‘Your Guide to Health’ are based, in part, on the book “Your Guide to Health” written by Dr. Clifford Russell Anderson. The following is meant as public enlightenment rather than as an alternative to engaging the services of a qualified medical professional. ‘Your Guide To Health’ is available on Amazon.

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Photo showing massaging around areas that could be impacted by a heart disease

There are similarities between the various developed heart diseases. They all damage the heart over a period; they become increasingly worse. Plaque buildup from foods high in cholesterol, reducing artery channels of the heart. They all originate through various forms but their impact is felt in the performance of core activities of the heart.

An approach to reversing heart disease is to eliminate the triggers of negative symptoms. There are different instigators of the various types of developed heart disease. Studies have traced back these symptoms to such causes as content of diet and with this method, foods which create those symptoms are eliminated from the diet of a patient. And a complementary diet with nutritional content which improves deficient areas of the heart are substitute. For example, proteins high in unwanted fat such as beef, pork are replace with other plant sources of protein such as nuts, grains and vegetables.

Managing reaction to triggers is a way to respond to stress from the environment. According to a study, “depression is independently associated with a significant increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD)” (Gan, Yong et al). Preventing emotional stress and negative feelings is a CHD prevention measure. This is by no means the easiest to do; it requires emotional intelligence and mental training. During an external event, a person could respond in a manner that requires the heart to have rapid expansion and contraction. Persistent movement of this nature can lead to the heart being programmed to respond to stress in a Pavlov manner (theory of stimuli). This case can be eliminated with the adjustment of response to triggers. Once the causes of these symptoms have been eliminated and behaviours which improve the performance of the heart inculcated, then a patient begins to reverse the cardiovascular condition.

In conclusion, the different causes of heart disease and how it leads to fatality is gradual. Developed cardiovascular disease can be reversed and this reversal can be done over a period.

References:-

  1. DeVane, Matthew S. “Heart Smart: A Cardiologists 5-Step Plan for Detecting, Preventing, and Even Reversing Heart Disease.” Heart Smart: A Cardiologists 5-Step Plan for Detecting, Preventing, and Even Reversing Heart Disease: DeVane, Matthew S.: 9780471775546: Books – Amazon.ca, 2 Feb. 2006, http://www.amazon.ca/Heart-Smart-Cardiologists-Detecting-Preventing/dp/0471775541.
  2. Gan, Yong, et al. “Depression and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: a Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies.” BMC Psychiatry, BioMed Central, 24 Dec. 2014, bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-014-0371-z.
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