11 Heart Disease Facts

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How to control diabetes: there's the right way and a lot of wrong ways. Diabetes is like a cruel jack-in-the-box. You always have to keep it under control. If you don't, the jack-in-the-box will spring out and do bad things to you.

The daily amount of sodium according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is 2,300 mg a day, or 1,500 mg if you are 51 or over. So how exactly do you limit the amount of sodium in your body without getting too little of it in the process? Getting too little sodium is not usually a concern, especially with all the processed foods in our diet. Mother Nature has placed enough sodium in her foods, so that we don't need to add any more to it. Here are some foods that carry a lot of sodium and suggestions to switch them with.

If you enjoy being around animals, you may want to think about volunteering with The Humane Society of Tulsa. You could help out at adoption events, socialize with animals, clean kennels and so much more. If you'd like to volunteer, call (918) 495-DOGS (3647) for more information. The shelter is located at 6232 E. 60th Street Tulsa, OK. 74135.



Extremely surprising to everyone who heard this...I stopped at the food store on my home from the hospital to buy the foods and liquids I wanted to eat at home as I recuperated from the surgery. I kept the items on the hospital menu in mind, as I shopped.

It was four-o-clock in the morning. I woke up short of breath, my heart was doing flip flops in my chest. I took my blood pressure and it was 180/102. I could feel the sweat rolling down my face. I began to panic. Was this the that I was told that my obesity might cause? I wasn't rational. I got in my car and I began to drive. It took me about 30 minutes of driving around in circles before I ended up going to the hospital. They took my vital signs. My blood pressure was still high. My heart was racing at over 130 b.p.m. They hooked me up to the heart monitor and told me that I had something called atrial fibrillation. They transported me to a nearby heart hospital and put me in the progressive care room.

Because these symptoms may not be attributed by the diabetic to diabetes, older folks should have their blood sugar tested at least every few years or if the symptoms appear.

There has been a collaboration between dentists and heart doctor lately to identify and make their patients aware of the link between heart disease and gum disease. Dental disease has become more than just cosmetic.

If you feel the need to drink alcohol at any time during the Sacred heart hospital Diet, it needs to be stopped for twenty-four hours. Consuming the alcohol will cause fat consumption to increase also. Also remember to consume plenty of fiber in the form of oat bran or a supplement like Metamucil.

This program is ideal for someone fighting heart disease. It is for the young, old, or those dealing with arthritis. It works for those with limitations or for those trying to learn proper relaxation and breathing techniques. The components of the program mitigate issues such as depression, pain, stress, and fatigue. This means the benefits are far more reaching than just a way for someone to lose weight.

You may even do well, generally speaking. But all too often you are just putting complications (affecting the heart, kidneys, eyes, hands and feet) a little further down the road. And you don't feel as good as you might if you had better-managed diabetes control. You still feel tired, still spend too much time and money on extra doctor visits and medicines that might not be necessary.

Finally, tell your dentist all about any fears you have about facing the dental chair. If your dentist can reassure you and make you feel at ease in her office, it will be a step in the right direction. Your dentist, like any good doctor, will treat you better as she gets to know more about you.