Early death caused often by heart disease. Usually, heart disease starts with no signs at the beginning but in a later stage, our bodies send clear alerts indicating an imminent heart problem. For others, the disease progresses very slowly, with few or no symptoms throughout their lives. Sometimes a heart attack is so mild that the victim is unaware that it has occurred. In such cases, the heart attack is discovered weeks, months, or even years later when an electrocardiogram is obtained during a routine medical examination.
It is important to take action as soon as you be able to notice these signs by seeking medical care before it is too late. Here we will help you to identify some of these signs before you get the heart attack. Most of these signs people consider it as not dangerous, which sometimes leads us to ignore them, and these symptoms may be a warning bell to warn us about the imminence of a heart attack,
Rapid or early hair loss, especially in men, is worrisome and can be caused by a disease of the blood vessels.
The appearance of gray hair early
Hair is also a way to recognize the presence of heart problems, especially when it begins to turn gray prematurely. The European Society of Cardiology has demonstrated that gray hair can be associated with coronary syndrome, ischemia, and atherosclerosis.
Medical studies have shown a relationship between the gums and heart problems because the bacteria that usually cause damage at the gums can move towards the cardiovascular system, and proceed to sabotage it.
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure, a condition in which blood pressure is chronically elevated above levels considered desirable or healthy for a person’s age and size. Blood pressure depends primarily on body size, so children and young adolescents have a much lower blood pressure than adults. Hypertension causes the heart to work harder than normal because it has to pump blood from the left ventricle against greater resistance. Furthermore, HTN places increased chronic strain on the systemic arteries and arterioles. Over time, the stress can cause the heart to enlarge and the arteries and arterioles become scarred, hardened, and less elastic. Eventually, this can lead to atherosclerosis, heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure.
As with a heart attack, a stroke results in the death of the affected tissue. The consequences depend largely on the location and extent of the stroke. Brain damage from a stroke can affect the senses, speech, body movement, thought patterns, and memory. Paralysis on one side of the body is common, as is the inability to verbalize thoughts. Most effects of a stroke are indicative of the side of the brain that was damaged. One side of the brain controls the functions of the opposite side of the body. A stroke on the right side of the brain has the following effects:
Paralysis on the left side of the body,
Quick, inquisitive behavioral style,
A stroke on the left side of the brain has these effects:
Paralysis on the right side of the body,
Speech and language problems,
Slow, cautious behavioral style,
Heart failure- Yawning
Heart failure is a chronic and progressive clinical condition in which the heart muscle (myocardium) becomes too weak to maintain an adequate cardiac output to meet the body’s blood and oxygen demands. Weak heart muscles deficit your blood with oxygen. That is why too much Yawning could be a sign of heart failure.
Lipids and lipoproteins
High levels of LDL-C and low levels of HDL-C place a person at increased risk of having a heart attack. Conversely, a high level of HDL-C and a low level of LDL-C indicate a lower risk for heart attack. Thus, the ratio of the two lipoproteins is important. Why are these two cholesterol carriers associated with different risk levels? Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is thought to be responsible for depositing cholesterol in the arterial wall, whereas HDL-C removes cholesterol from the arterial wall and transports it to the liver to be metabolized.
Thinking Processes can be improved by learning to observe the distinction, and by learning interpretation, understanding analysis, as well as summarizing, organizing, and meaning-making. The thinking process needs the right environment that can stimulate the process and the biological function.
Remember that interpretation requires analysis, and without having clear understandings of the data and its characteristics the interpretation will be failed. Sometimes, the memory’s capacity can limit the process, that’s why inspiration could be the nutritional nerve for the thinking process. Network connection leads to inspiration, so stay always connected.
Criticizing and analyzing the thinking process is an evaluation tool for improvement. People analyzing their thinking diffidently, some use notes and some calculate and some decide by themselves and some get help from others. in science analyses could be done by Qualitative and Quantitative analyses. Qualitative analyses are as important as quantitative analyses. Silver & Lewins 2010 provide an overview of CAQDAS tools concerning how they support these qualitative activities.
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It can also be one of the most stressful, dealing with various symptoms and changes all while figuring out how to eat to provide the best nutrition for a growing fetus. Pregnancy is a high metabolic and nutritionally demanding phase of life, and this means a bit more nutritional planning and consideration is necessary to meet these drastic physiological changes.
Can you have a healthy and thriving vegan pregnancy?
The answer is a resounding yes if it is under the supervision of a nutritionist or an informed mother. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the nation’s largest organization of dietitians, published a paper on plant-based diets, saying a vegan diet is healthy and nutritionally adequate for pregnant women, so long as there is appropriate planning as women who forgo meat products are at a higher risk of being lower in nutrients, especially iron and vitamin b12. Below are some of the most important factors for women to consider when choosing to have a pregnancy fueled by a plant-based diet.
Micronutrients are the missing link among many who follow a plant-based diet. Micronutrients are essential for any pregnant woman. Vegan women may want to pay special attention to omega 3, iron, calcium, zinc, iodine, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin D3, and choline. For instance, The absorption of omega 3 from seeds is very low compared to the animal product. As well the iron has a low absorption rate. Calcium intake for pregnant/lactating 14-18 years old 1300 mg/day and for pregnant/lactating 19-45 years old 1000 mg/day. Vitamin D3 provided by fish, organic eggs, and Ultra 2 from the sun. So it will be hard for a vegan woman to be pregnant in Nordic countries such as Sweden and Norway. Folate helps make DNA, amino acids, supports cell division, prevents neural tube defects, and megaloblastic anemia. The recommendation for pregnancy is 600–800 micrograms per day.
Eat enough calories
There’s a common misconception that pregnancy requires double the amount of calories than is normal, that because some people think that during pregnancy there is two-persons to count. In reality, calories must be counted according to the Basal metabolic rate BMR.
It is important to drink enough fluid during pregnancy, especially during the hot summer months. Drinking coffee and drinks including caffeine will make you dehydrated. That is why put that into consideration.
Drinking over 200 mg per day is associated with a significantly increased risk of miscarriage. Mothers should keep caffeine consumption below 200 mg per day. This is similar to the amount of caffeine in about 2 cups of coffee or tea. Breast milk concentrations of caffeine are thought to be approximately 50% of maternal serum concentrations, and caffeine is excreted slowly by and may accumulate in infants. Caffeine can cause sleep disturbances, irritability, and increased bowel activity in breastfed infants.14 Large amounts of caffeine may cause or worsen fibrocystic breast disease.
High alcohol intake (>31 g/day) may have negative effects on the cardiovascular system, including an increase in blood pressure, that because without alcohol the blood pressure is higher among pregnant women. imagine what will happen with alcohol consumption. Alcohol cause activation of the sympathetic system, and an increase in the incidence of atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, and hemorrhagic stroke, increase plasma triglyceride levels and in patients with underlying hypertriglyceridemia. The triglyceride elevations can be marked and are associated with the development of pancreatitis.
If you consider the vegan diet or any consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will support you with a complete nutritious diet to accomplish your pregnancy.
Coronavirus is still expanding and has been reached more than 1 000 000 cases and killed more than 51,578. Most of them in the USA, Spain, and Italy. A lot of studies are conducting in order to know more about this virus. Recently a study has been shown that the infected individuals with Coronavirus often suffer from symptoms in the gastrointestinal tract before any of the known symptoms of the respiratory system begin to appear.
A new descriptive study conducted by a group of experts and doctors in Wuhan, China, published by “Daily Health Post”, citing An American scientific journal specializing in diseases of the digestive system. According to the study of 204 patients with Covid-19, almost half of them experienced symptoms started in the digestive tract, then followed by respiratory symptoms.
The authors of the study note that “doctors must bear in mind that symptoms of the digestive system, such as diarrhea, maybe one of the early symptoms of Covid-19 disease, and that the indication of suspicion may need to be treated as one of the precursors that need to be calculated early in this cases awaiting respiratory symptoms “. Thus, we must understand that the symptoms of the digestive system are a major step towards the early diagnosis of infection.
Be aware that 29% of those with Covid-19 suffer from diarrhea, 84% loss of appetite, 0.8% suffer from vomiting, and 0.4% suffer from abdominal pain.
Viruses outbreaks have devastated human populations through history. Viruses have probably been around since the ﬁrst cells arose, or perhaps even before them. There is disagreement about the origin of the viruses among scientists. As well as there are many theories about the origin of viruses. One of the theories hypothesis for the origin of viruses states that some viruses may have evolved from pieces of DNA or RNA that “escaped” from the genome of cells. The escaped DNA could have come from plasmids (pieces of naked DNA that can move between cells) or from transposons (molecules of DNA that replicate and move around the cellular genomes to different positions). Called jumping genes by Barbara McClintock in 1950. Another theory is Protobiont Hypothesis: suggests that viruses may have evolved from complex molecules of protein.
To understand how to deal with epidemics or pandemic and eradicate them, we need ﬁrst to understand how they spread. The likelihood of a virus (or any pathogen) spreading within a given population is tied to several biological traits but it also relates to other variables, including social variables such as the behavior of individuals: how they live, how they crowd in cities or hospitals, and how they travel. Furthermore, requires integration of ecological, epidemiological, social, cultural, and engineering components.
Viruses face a world always changing. Viruses need to be in conditions that are suited toward to the biochemical stability of their vision. Viruses need to be in an environment with the right pH, temperature, and moisture content tolerable to the virus. The environment must also be free of irritants that can destroy the virus. For example, UV radiation, alcohol, and reactive oxygen species can all be harmful to a virus.
Viruses cannot replicate outside of the cellular context. They need the cell machinery to make copies of themselves. Viruses can replicate in different tissues and cell types. Viruses are a liquid poison in the blood. During infection, viruses build complex and specialized intracellular structures associated with membranes taken from the reticulum. Inside these vesicles, viral genomes are transcribed, translated into proteins, and replicated. Viruses don’t breathe, eat, produce waste, or otherwise. They only need to enter a specific living cell or inject its DNA into a specific living cell to reproduce itself.
Examples of viral pathogens
Reproductive Numbers R0
EBOV (2014 outbreak)
IAV H1N1 (1918 pandemic)
R0 is an indication of the transmissibility of a virus, representing the average number of new infections generated by an infectious person in a naïve population. For R0 > 1, the number infected is likely to increase, and for R0 < 1, the transmission is likely to die out.
Hantavirus, the deadly virus starts to kill people in China. Today Chinese media has reported the death of a person with the deadly Hantavirus. The Chinese newspaper, “Global Times”, stated that a citizen of Yunnan Province was returning to Shandong Province by public bus on Monday. The newspaper added that “after testing, it was found that he was infected with the Hantavirus, and currently 32 other people who were on the same bus are being tested.
This virus is mainly spread among rodents, but its infection can also cause disease in people all over the world. This virus is transmitted through rodent feces, urine, and saliva, and the primary mode of human contact with hantavirus is through inhalation.
The Hantaviruses cause “Hanta” syndrome, and hemorrhagic fever with nephrotic syndrome. Early symptoms always include muscle aches, fever, and fatigue. Infected individuals may also experience nausea, chills, dizziness, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headaches. Four to ten days after these symptoms first appear, the infected individual will find it hard to breathe as their lungs begin to fill with fluid. Furthermore, coughing and shortness of breath are common respiratory symptoms of the later stages of infection.
Covid-19 an “enemy of mankind.” has turned into a global pandemic. Scientists are trying to understand the secret of corona’s rapid spread. Scientists from the USA discovered in a new study that the new Coronavirus could stay stuck in the air for three hours, and be able to cause infection. While another study conducted by Chinese researchers revealed that people who carry blood type (A) may be more vulnerable to infection with the Coronavirus. While A while the risk is lower for individuals with blood type O. It has been known that the high prevalence of blood type A and B exist in Asia. That could be why Covid-19 can be virulent there.
Coronavirus victims in Italy on life support
The American study stated that the new Coronavirus has a tendency to remains alive and suspended in spray droplets in the atmosphere for three hours. The study was conducted by scientists from the National Institute of Health and Infectious Diseases of the American National Institute of Health, and the University of California, Los Angeles and Princeton, and published in the online journal “New England Journal of Medicine” on Tuesday.
The American researchers found that the virus can survive and infectiously in mist flying in the air for several hours and on surfaces for several days. The study revealed that the virus, which is carried by the flying mist from coughing or sneezing, remains able to survive or infect people through the air for at least three hours. While on plastic and stainless steel, the new virus remained for more than three days. The virus could not survive for more than a day when it settled on paperboard, and on copper, the virus remained for four hours before its effect ended.
Chinese researchers found that the risk of contracting COVID-19 is significantly higher for people with blood type (A). A Meta-analysis of the pooled data showed that among the COVID-19 patients, the proportion of blood group A was significantly higher while the proportion of blood group O was significantly lower. This finding has made the researchers infer that blood type A is more vulnerable to COVID-19.
This article was published from the beginning of the coronavirus spread
Coronavirus (Covid-19) is transmitted, like all other viruses that attack the respiratory system. The infection can be transmitted from an infected person to others in many forms, depending on the traditions in the communities. The most common form is the form of a spray. The infection happens when the infected person sneezes, coughs, or speaks near the other at a distance of less than one or two meters. That can also be transmitted through close contact without any action. That’s why we recommend social distancing. As in the Swedish social lifestyle, especially now during the pandemic time. The infection can happen also, when a person faces air droplets and then touching his nose, ear, or mouth. As well as during handshaking. That’s why we recommend for this reason the Japanese greetings.
Corona virus can be easily shared, during sharing food and personal tools. That’s why don’t share with other food dishes, drink cups, towels, and napkins. Thus, the best strategy to face Coronavirus is to eat in your own dish, follow the Swedish social lifestyle, and do the Japanese greetings. As well as avoid contact with people who have symptoms of respiratory disease.
Physical activities are not only essential for overall health, but also for boosting the immunity to fight Coronavirus. Your immune system protects you from viruses, bacteria, and parasites. In order to boost your immunity, you should boost your physical fitness. White blood cells can be completely dormant without physical activity. Therefore, exercise enhances their movements by increasing blood flow from and to the full body. So that it can help the white blood cells to perform monitoring, research, and destruction tasks in all parts of the body.
Physically activities should be every day. We recommend outdoor activities. For at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic exercise. Such as hiking, slow juggling, and cycling. That can be also combined with 20 minutes of vigorous activities such as running, fast swimming, or weightlifting.
Furthermore, exercising and eating well will have a potential effect on helping you sleep better. Which is a bonus, because the tired body is more susceptible to germs. In fact, a study last year found that lack of sleep impaired the ability of a type of lymphocyte called T cell to fight disease.
Coronavirus is changing its symptoms from time to time. A team of doctors in Singapore revealed the results of a study. That there are new symptoms caused by the emerging coronavirus. Not the famous symptoms that international medical centers had talked about before. The results of that study, which revealed the diagnosis of dengue fever in some people with Coronavirus. Where their temperature rises and they complain of a rash and itching, without appearing of the symptoms of the known virus infection. Such as cold, wet cough, and sored throat.
Chinese scientists have found changes in the symptoms of the infection of Coronavirus from time to time. According to the results of a study published on the Social Science Research Network, specialists examined 89 patients in Wuhan, who were divided into two groups. Initially, there were 31 people who were infected from January 16 to January 22. In the second group: 58 people were hospitalized with symptoms of SK from January 23 to 29.
The results revealed that the symptoms of the disease in the first group of patients appeared as follows: high temperature, muscle pain, weakness, sputum, and a decrease in the number of lymphocytes, while the same symptoms appeared in the second group, but they were weak or absent. while all patients showed symptoms such as coughing, diarrhea, nausea, and heaviness in the chest.
The best prevention guide to avoiding the new epidemic Coronavirus is through eating foods and taking vitamins that support the immune system. Eating leafy vegetables and fruits which provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Such as citrus fruits, and berries. Even you should take 30 milligrams of zinc daily, 200 milligrams of vitamin C twice daily, and 250 milligrams of beta-glucan daily, 2000 IU of vitamin D3.
We believe that the safest way to contain the outbreak or get rid of the virus is to stay at home with an open window. Also, avoid contact with others, especially with infected people. Avoid shaking hands. Buy your basic needs, which are sufficient for more than two weeks. Cook your food to a high degree and don’t eat raw food such as vegetables and fruits. Don’t use the refrigerator or don’t eat cold food. Wash your dishes well at high temperatures. Don’t mix with others. Don’t travel on buses, or trains and don’t sit in a public area or crawdad room. Wash hands frequently, with alcohol or soap.
We also advise that a lack of personal hygiene is a major contributor to infection. Don’t eat at restaurants. Don’t touch your eyes, mouth, or nose before you wash your hands. Don’t be close to others. If you are ill, see a doctor sooner rather than later. Cough on your elbow, not your hands. So you do not spread germs. Get the influenza vaccine to avoid confusion with seasonal influenza and COVID-19 virus infection.
Some people ask why people with the HIV virus try all the ways to pass it on to others? Some people suffer from a psychological disorder that makes them feel hatred towards society and feel injustice and that this amount is unfair, why am I without others !?#Corona pic.twitter.com/wTgYx4PRxA
— Fianso (@FiansoMed) March 10, 2020
COVID-19 has two types, one is more fierce than others. A study revealed that the Coruna virus developed into two different strains. One of which appears to be more aggressive than the other. The study was conducted by researchers at the College of Life Sciences. At Beijing University of China and the Pasteur Institute in Shanghai. The study showed, that the Coronavirus developed into two main strains, called the “S” and the “L” type.
It is currently estimated that the number of infections found in the new Corona “Covid-19” has exceeded globally by 106 thousand. Of whom about 3,600 people have died. While about 60 thousand have recovered. So what determines whether a corona patient will live or die with the virus?
Let’s start with the story from the beginning, and start with a recent study representing the analysis of 72,314 people who infected with the Corona in China, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study looked at death rates among corona patients with different categories. For patients aged 70 to 79 years, the death rate was 8% and for those, over 80 years the rate was 14.8%. Also, found that for patients without chronic diseases, cancers, or immune problems, less than 1% died. For corona patients who already had cancer, the death rate was 5.6%. For people with high blood pressure 6%. For people with chronic respiratory diseases, the death rate was 6.3%. For people with diabetics, the death rate was 7.3%. and 10.5% for those with cardiovascular disease.
The cause of death of some people with the new Coronavirus “Covid-19” is a mixture of many reasons, starts with damage to the lung as a result of the corona, through previous problems that already exist as a result of previous diseases that are exacerbated by the Coronavirus. In addition to the type of virus that a person was infected with.
Tomatoes classified as a fruit and it is a source of many phytochemicals including lycopene, a carotenoid, which is concentrated in processed tomato products, e.g., the lycopene content in one cup of tomato juice (salt added) is (21.9 mg) whereas there are (3.8 mg) in 1 cup of fresh cherry tomatoes.
lycopene Naturally occurring carotenoid that is responsible for the red/pink colors seen in tomatoes, pink grapefruit, watermelon, guava, and other foods. Carotenoid is an antioxidant that imparts pink and red pigment to certain fruits and vegetables. Approximately 85% of the dietary lycopene intake in the US is from tomatoes. Studies suggest Lycopene may help to alleviate cellular oxidative stress.
Lycopene reduces the risk for some types of cancer
Studies found that the risk of some type of cancer is lower in individuals who have higher levels of lycopene in their blood. Lycopene induces beneficial responses in human prostate epithelial cells that are antiproliferative, antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and androgen regulatory. Even in two meta-analyses found that lycopene intake was inversely associated with the risk of prostate cancer. Consumption>10 servings a week of tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, pizza, had a lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who consumed fewer than 1.5 servings per week.
Tomato consumption, specifically, tomato foods, cooked tomatoes, and sauces, but not raw tomatoes, were associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer risk in a systematic review and meta-analysis of 30 studies that summarized data from 24,222 cases and 260,461 participants.
The new coronavirus may have ‘jumped’ to humans from snakes, Yes Snakes! the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra. A new study has been shown that snakes may be the main source of the newly discovered coronavirus. The study analyzed the genetic sequence of the new virus. Then compared it with the genetic sequences of more than 200 other coronaviruses from around the world that infect various animals. The researchers analyzed the genetic sequence of Covid-19 to look for patterns in the genetic code that may reveal the host that the virus infects. They considered several potential hosts, including hedgehogs, marmots, bats, birds, humans, and snakes.
The researchers used an analysis of the protein codes favored by Covid-19 and compared it to the protein codes from coronaviruses found in different animal hosts, like birds, snakes, marmots, hedgehogs, bats, and humans. Surprisingly, they found that the protein codes in the Covid-19 are most similar to those used in snakes.
The authors further found. That the viral RNA coding sequence of Corona spike protein, which forms the “crown” of the virus particle. That recognizes the receptor on a host cell. This indicates that the bat virus might have mutated before infecting people. Snakes often hunt for bats in wild. Reports indicate that snakes were sold in the local seafood market in Wuhan, raising the possibility that the Covid-19 might have jumped from the host species — bats — to snakes and then to humans at the beginning of this coronavirus outbreak. However, still more animal studies will be needed to confirm the findings, the authors said.
Can the sun kill the Coronavirus?
Yes. The sun can kill the virus in less than 5 minutes, especially over 30 degrees, but it will continue as long as it is moving from body to body. That’s why containing the virus is the most important.
Can cold and snow kill the Coronavirus?
The answer is no cold and snow cannot kill the emerging corona virus. The virus spreads more in the cold environment.
Does physical activity boost immunity?
Yes, in order to boost immunity you should boost your physical fitness. White blood cells can be completely dormant. Therefore, exercise enhances their movements by increasing blood flow, so that it can perform monitoring, research and destruction tasks in other parts of the body.
Can the new Corona virus be transmitted by things like coins and banknotes?
Coronavirus can be transmitted by things like touching coins and material or after meeting a contaminated surface.
Can the Coronavirus spread by air over long distances?
Corona viruses are viruses that do not spread through the air over long distances. So the answer is NO. Corona virus is a respiratory virus that is transmitted mainly through droplets secreted by an infected person during coughing or sneezing, or through saliva droplets or nasal secretions. Because of their weight, these droplets cannot be transported with air.
How can I clean my hands?
To protect yourself from the new virus, you should always clean your hands by rubbing them with an alcohol disinfectant or washing them with soap and water. After cleaning the hands, they should be thoroughly dried.
Do anti-pneumonia vaccines protect against the emerging corona virus?
Anti-pneumonia vaccines, such as the pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B vaccine, do not provide protection against the emerging coronavirus. When the virus is completely new and different, it needs its own vaccine.
Does eating garlic help prevent infection with the emerging coronavirus?
No. Garlic is healthy food, and it has some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak to prove that eating garlic prevents infection with the emerging coronavirus.
How I kill Coronavirus “Covid-19”?
There are some chemical disinfectants that kill the Corona virus on surfaces. Antiseptics include bleaches, chlorine and other solvents, ethanol at a concentration of 75%, peroxyacetic acid and chloroform.
Can someone who has recovered from a coronavirus episode be infected again?
Yes. It turns out that some of those who were previously infected with the emerging virus “Covid-19” and recovered from it, have contracted it again after their recovery.
What gender does the Corona virus pose?
Corona virus is more dangerous for men than women, and specialists believe that the low death rate among women is mainly due to the strength of the female’s immune system, and they emphasized that women are able to fight the virus.
Bandar Anzali, N #Iran
Voice says man with #COVIDー19 symptoms fell several times and broke his head.
bystanders called the hospital but were told that they don't have ambulances.
There are numerous reports on delay in attending to emergency cases of #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/QmwN3DEF4o
— IRAN HRM (@IranHrm) March 6, 2020
When the covid-19 virus comes in contact with the lungs, it attacks two specific groups of cells in the lungs, one of which is called the goblet cell, and the other is called the ciliated cell. Usually, the goblet cells produce the mucus that forms a moisturizing layer on the respiratory tract, which is important to help maintain the moisture of the lungs, thus maintaining health. While the ciliary cells are cells with hairs that point upward, and their function is to shovel any harmful substance suspended in mucus, such as bacteria, viruses, and dust particles, towards the throat to get rid of them.
The probable death by the coronavirus has two mechanisms. The first mechanism starts when the coronavirus infects these two groups of cells and begins to kill them, then its tissues begin to fall and collect in the lungs, then the lungs begin to become obstructed, in this case, the patient will suffer from the state called pneumonia. The second mechanism starts when the body’s immune system tries to respond because it realizes that the body is under attack, and this may lead to an overload of immunity, and then the immune system makes a major attack that damages healthy tissues in the lung, and this also may make breathing more difficult.
The infection is stressful for the patients because there is very low oxygen in the blood. Due to the destruction of the lungs. Thus, the lack of oxygen could affect mostly the age group for over 40 years. The greatest age group is people above the age of 50. In particular males, patients appear to be more at risk rather than females.
A heart attack is a frightening experience, not all people survive from it, but most who experience it may survive and go on to lead enjoyable lives. The frequently asked questions are how big the chance to survive from it if you get it again? What has happened, during a heart attack? How your heart can heal? What are the signs of a heart attack? Knowledge is power. Arming yourself with this information can help you to live a healthier, longer life.
What is a heart attack?
Hear attacks is a circulation problem, often start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort and seldom with a sudden and intense attack. If you are lucky and you survived the first time, then there is a big risk that you will have it again unless you fix the health issue.
What causes a heart attack?
The muscles in the body need oxygen consistently. The heart is also made of muscles and needs oxygen and energy to survive. especially when the glucose or pyruvate level is low. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. As well as when the heart energy supply becomes reduced. That because the heart cannot sustain its contractile activity with only a low amount of oxidized ketone bodies. That’s why glucose or pyruvate is important to restore normal function. The glucose can come from your diet, or by broken down from liver glycogen, not heart muscle because the heart has no glycogen stores. It has been known that if glucose drops down during an intense workout, the person will fall in a coma. Due to the reduced amount of oxygen and energy. Just know that fatty acids are the primary energy source under normal circumstances. As well as it is preferable that the heart utilizes glucose under intense workout.
Atherosclerosis the slow process and coronary occlusion
The process of atherosclerosis has no symptoms. In most cases, heart attacks become due to the narrowing of the coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle with blood flow. The narrowed arteries occur from a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances that together are called plaque. The problem gets bigger when plaque within a heart artery breaks, a blood clot forms around the plaque. This blood clot can block the blood flow through the artery to the heart muscle. Thus, that causes damage to the heart muscles. Furthermore, if a clot moved in blood circulation and reached the brain. That may block the blood from going to some part of the brain and that will cause brain infarction.
Ischemia or myocardial infarction
Ischemia is the damage or death of part of the heart muscle. Due to a blockage in blood supply to that area. Thus, that will result in the heart muscle to be starved for oxygen and nutrients.
Spasm of the coronary artery
Sometimes a coronary artery temporarily contracts or goes into spasm. When this happens the artery narrows and blood flow to part of the heart muscle decreases or stops. Thus, that can cause a heart attack.
Tearing of the coronary artery wall
Tearing of the coronary artery wall is rare. The tearing causes heart attack by spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Sudden cardiac death
Sudden cardiac death can occur spontaneously or by a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical problem. In this case, the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest may be reversed if cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed and a defibrillator is used within minutes to shock the heart and restore a normal heart rhythm.
Heart attack warning signs
- Chest discomfort. Sometimes heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest, that lasts more than a few minutes or it may go away and then return. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
- Shortness of breath. This can occur with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs. Other possible signs include nausea or lightheadedness.
Is my heart permanently damaged?
The heart muscle that has lost blood supply by a heart attack, begins to suffer injury. The amount of damage to the heart muscle depends on the size of the area supplied by the blocked artery and the time between injury and treatment. In rare cases, damaged heart muscle heals by forming scar tissue. That usually takes several weeks for the heart muscle to heal. You should know that after recovering from a heart attack, the scar tissue will not contract or pump as well as healthy muscle tissue.
Is all chest pain a heart attack?
When your heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood supply and oxygen that it needs. That causes chest pain. This state called Angina. The difference between angina and a heart attack is that angina attacks don’t permanently damage the heart muscle. Sometimes angina can lead to a heart attack. There are different types of angina, including:
- Stable angina, Stable angina often occurs during exercise or emotional stress when your heart rate and blood pressure increase and your heart muscle needs more oxygen. Learn more about stable angina.
- Unstable angina sometimes referred to the as acute coronary syndrome. Unstable angina occurs while you may be resting or sleeping, or with little physical exertion. It comes as a surprise. Unstable angina can lead to a heart attack and it should be treated as an emergency. Learn more about unstable angina.