Sunday, November 30, 2014

Incipient Signs of Heart Attack

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8-9 evening class, Monday to Friday  
 Heart attacks have been linked not only to diet, smoking and obesity but also to less obvious risk factors – many of which we have no control over. Among the oddest are the following: (Time Sept 6/99)

• Baldness – A shiny spot on top of the head has been linked to a risk in heart attack three times higher than average.

• Bad gums – People with periodontal disease have higher risk of heart attack by nearly twice. Bacteria may enter the blood and cause deadly clots.

• Foul weather – Exposure to very cool temperatures can trigger heart attacks as well as angina and strokes.

• Body shape – Being overweight is bad enough, but if your fat lies more in the abdomen than the hips, you are especially prone to heart attack.

• Day of the week and time of the day – Cardiac events tend to occur most often between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays.

No comments: