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Cholesterol And Stress
I have LBBB, great BP,cholesterol great, stress test false/pos., cath. was excellent. Y did I get LBBB at 34 yo? Was it energy drinks? Will it worsen
Maybe: Quite rare for a young person to have LBBB. Given ur information, would seek a cardiologist re: structural heart disease. Need an echo to check ur heart. If normal than is a primary electrical problem and eventually may progress to slow the heart rate. If slow enough, pacemaker needed. Sx incl dizziness, shortness of breath on exertion, fainting. Best to talk to cards doc about an echo of heart ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Left armpit and arm feel tingly when excited. 23 good shape. Normal b/p. on cholesterol med. stress tests & blood work normal. Just anxiety? Or heart
Just?: Anxiety can wreck havoc in people's lives - never dismiss it - it might decide to show you how big a bully it can be. CBT psychotherapy is a good way to learn how to gain the upper hand over anxiety. Target health anxiety to better understand the connections and enjoy your health while you address your conditions. The good test results mean you can do that now. Try CBT, you'll be glad. ...Read more
What are your thoughts on a vlc diet for weight loss in a 32yo w/high cholesterol? Had great stress echo 5yrs ago, no other issues besides anxiety.
Chest pains for weeks. Good BP cholesterol and ekg. Stress and echo 3 years ago good.After hour walk today arm pain chest and nausea. Could a HA last ?
Most CP is ChestWall: not heart. Stress tests totally miss artery disease; only capable detecting complications advanced Ds; thus avoid. Cholesterol wrong issue, made by all animal cells; part of every animal cell membrane, poor connection with artery Ds. Correct issues for artery Ds: NMR lipoprotein concentrations, HbA1c & SBP; optimize all & seek help worthy of your trust, not usual promoted nonsense. EKGs miss HAs. ...Read more
YES!: Stress and sleed deprivation will increase your blood pressure directly. Also it increases your cortisol (steroid) production and that makes you retain salt and water, increases your volume, increases cholesterol production especially harmful cholesterol (ldl and vldl), and has many other harmful effects. ...Read more
Possibly: Cholesterol level is mostly determined by our genes, but stress can raise it- your body uses cholesterol to make stress hormones.High cholesterol isn't always bad- it depends on the types of cholesterol. See http://www.Chem.Ox.Ac.Uk/mom/cholesterol/ & http://www.Cbn.Com/cbnnews/healthscience/2012/october/cholesterol-myth-what-really-causes-heart-disease/ focus on reducing stress to improve health! ...Read more
Stress & Lipids: Stress may change the way our bodies metabolize fats (lipids). One idea is that stress might interfere with the body's ability to rid itself of excess cholesterol. It may also trigger inflammatory processes which increase cholesterol production as well. Stress could also induce the body to produce more energy in the form of glucose and fatty acids -- so the liver produces & secretes more ldl. ...Read more
Stress affects you: We are learning more and more about the harmful effects of stress. Chronic stress increases adrenaline release which raises blood pressure and can also raise cholesterol and make you more more prone to developing diabetes. There are many relaxation or stress management techniques such as meditation which can be helpful. ...Read more
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