Half of sudden deaths are not preceded by any symptoms. The main considerations remain: Hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes and heredity. In the cases of DNA inheritance, no leeway as possible! All the above factors must be respected. Prevention can be obtained for just $60, in the form of a trade unit and checking the blood pressure regularly.

Moreover, we should never ignore pain in the middle of the chest especially on the left side. According to popular belief, the heart radiates the pain to the arms, left or right, manifesting itself of the effort and indicating the need of at rest. If the pain is more and is accompanied by a disturbing feeling then this indicated a blockage in the arteries.

Among the newly recognized factors, a waist size over 100 cm for men and more than 88 cm for women, multiplies the risk by two to three times. Stress, which is responsible for 50% of modern diseases, promotes the infarction and hypertension. We must ensure a proper diet (Mediterranean diet is recommended) and physical exercise. Walking for only 30 minutes a day reduces the risk by 40%.

One in Three…

Cancer is the leading cause of death. The most effective means to fight against cancer remains prevention and early detection. It is useful to recall the existence of screening tests and, in young women that of the vaccine to prevent most cases of cancer of the cervix. If it highlights the genetic factors as in the case of breast cancer, other symptoms should alert us. Abnormal blood loss is always an index to consider. In postmenopausal women, such a loss must be taken seriously. And any suspicious lesion merits an attention.

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, the four major symptoms frequently detected in general practice are hematuria (blood in urine), hemoptysis (coughing up blood from the airways), dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and rectal bleeding. Other symptoms which are not to be ignored are: A lump in your breast or in any other body part, a wart or a mole that changes its appearance, a wound that does not heal, a persistent cough or persistent hoarseness, intestinal or bladder disorders, sudden and repeated indigestion and unexplained change of weight, and fatigue. These symptoms may be caused by infection, a benign tumor or by any other disease, but nevertheless constitute an invitation to respond!

Are you a Diabetic?

It is estimated that between one third and half of diabetics are unaware of their diabetic condition, hence the importance of early diagnosis. This chronic disease can cause serious complications which are sometimes fatal for example cardiovascular problems, blindness, amputation, coma. A genetic predisposition, overweight and physical inactivity contribute to the onset of type 2 diabetes (approximately 90% of cases), which usually begins in people aged 40 and over, but more often before that age.

Up to 60% of diabetics are diagnosed hypertension, and over 40% have abnormal cholesterol levels. Other signs that should not be overlooked are increased thirst and urination, insatiable hunger, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, irritability, lack of energy, dizziness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, numbness or tingling of the hands and feet, recurring infections (bladder, gums, feet), slow healing.

Stress and Fatigue: Two Evils

Even a physical or mental fatigue that is not temporary must be taken seriously. There is a long list of physical manifestations of multiple causes. Adverse effects are trouble in sleeping, nervousness, intestinal and digestive disorders, aches, pains, palpitations, etc. Warning signals are clear. Several diseases are triggered or exacerbated by stress. When the requests made to the body are too demanding, it tries to defend itself well, and is more susceptible to infections.