What is Heart Disease?
Coronary Artery Disease
Silent Ischemia (no symptoms), pressure/tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, and heart attack. The most serious is a heart attack, which can be caused by a blocked artery.
Preventing Heart Disease
Know you have CAD by taking tests.
Quit or don’t start smoking
Watch your diet, stay away from fats and cholesterol
Reduce stress, find healthy ways to deal with stress.
Control your blood pressure
Get regular medical checkups
The surgery that inflates a balloon within the clogged blood vessel is called Angioplasty
Heart bypass surgery creates a new route for the blood to circulate through.
Sudden Numbness or weakness in one side of the body
Severe headaches with no known cause
dizziness, and a loss of balance or coordination
sudden confusion, or trouble speaking or understanding
trouble seeing in one or both eyes
F-Face: Does one side droop? A-Arms: Does one arm drift downward?
S-Speech: Are the words slurred?
T-Time: If any answer is yes, then time is critical.
Prevention and Treatment of Stroke
One’s risk of a stroke increases above the age of 55. Men have a higher risk
How much cancer there is
If the cancer has spread
Location of the cancer
Surgery, metastasizing Radiation and Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy affects the entire body, unlike radiation, which targets one part of the body.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes prevents the body from processing food into the fuel we need to function daily
The primary symptoms of diabetes are thirst and frequent urination...