Putting the fear of god into you,regarding clogged arteries

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Accy cyclist, 27 Feb 2018.

  1. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    5 stents in my chest too, and now arteries blocking up in both legs, femoral, iliac, you name it, it's narrowed. I'm not afraid, I'm just pi$$ed off.
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    You could potentially. As could anyone but it’s about minimising risk. Smoking, drinking, stress, weight, cholesterol, diabetes etc.
    Unfortunately, if you have a strong family history of CV disease or genetic predisposition, it’s rather harder

    https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-matters-magazine/medical/blocked-arteries/reduce-your-risk-factors

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/atherosclerosis/

    Being alive is actually pretty heavily linked to potential death
     
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  3. ColinJ

    ColinJ A big clot!

    I don't know why a lot of the medical profession is taking so long to catch up with its own research!

    Funnily enough, I just mentioned this subject in another thread. Do a search for the health benefits of vitamins K2, and D3 on cardiovascular health. E.g. paper #1, paper #2, paper #3.

    And I strongly that you read Vitamin K2 and The Calcium Paradox. It is currently only £1.24 for Kindle/Kindle apps.

    Summary: Vitamins D3 and K2 (and to a lesser extent, some others) are essential for bone and cardiovascular health, and most people in the western world these days are deficient in one or both.

    PS Damn - I just spotted in one of those papers that warfarin use for over 4 years is associated with a 220% increased risk of prostate cancer. I have been on it for 5 years now! :eek:

    PPS But now I found other papers saying that warfarin REDUCES cancer risk! :wacko: I feel another afternoon of scanning medical research papers coming on ...
     
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  4. OP
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    Accy cyclist

    Accy cyclist Guru

    I can't recall any member of my immediate family having heart problems,though my mum's cousin died from a heart attack after having 2 previous ones. He was a heavy person and a heavy smoker though. Cancer seems to be the main killer in my immediate family.
     
  5. OP
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    Accy cyclist

    Accy cyclist Guru

    H
    He waffled on that much that i didn't even hear him menton a book. I wonder who'd buy it. Hypochondriacs maybe.
     
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  6. OP
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    Accy cyclist

    Accy cyclist Guru

    I had a cholesterol test the other month. It was low,something like 3.6 if i remember rightly. According to the video i'm on about,low cholesterol doesn't mean you're safe from blocked arteries though.
     
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    There are about half a dozen different cholesterol measures
     
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  8. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I'm no expert (obviously) but even I know it's much more complicated than that for so many people.
     
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  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Last test done got the response that my "blood was too thick".

    It's also the only one I've had done.
     
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  10. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Oh come on! Please stop encouraging the diet fanatics, the supplementers, compulsive takers of vinegar, honey, honegar, cayenne, ginger, turmeric, chilli and pretty much every other spice powder, fish oil, krill oil, red krill oil, garlic extract and tons else, the advocates of pretty much every exercise and combinations of them, Atkinsists, eco-Atkinsists, neo-Atkinsists, crypto-Atkinsists...
     
  11. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    He's not done that, you have.
     
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  12. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Nothing to do with duet fanatics, or any other type of fanatic. I'm not going old ground but anyone with even the most tenuous grasp on the subject would understand the post I was referring to was overly simplistic for thousands of people.
     
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  13. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Seems to happen quite a lot on here.
     
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  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    What's singing in pairs got to do with it?
     
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  15. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    :laugh: No wonder nobody gets me. :laugh:
     
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