Have you heard of someone who is taking good care of his diet still get high cholesterols?
Have you heard of someone who is not fat, still get high blood pressure?
Have you heard of someone with just mild high blood pressure condition get STROKE?
What are the root cause of cardiovascular disease?
The root cause of cardiovascular disease is unhealthy modern lifestyle (inclusive of unhealthy diet, lifestyle, stress, ageing)
Unhealthy diet include:
Animal protein based food, Oily, fried Food, GMO food, Less fruits and Vegetables, Taking Synthetic Vitamins, Less Fiber
which result our body to
- accumulate more cholesterols, excessive minerals such as calcium
- acidic, under inflammation condition
- ageing which lead to loss of elasticity function of arteries (due to loss of collagen)
<We are What we EAT>
All the above contributes to unhealthy arteries.
The buildup of plaque consisting of cholesterols, fats and calcium on the inside walls of the arteries narrows and hardens the arteries over time, limiting the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the organs, resulting in chest pain and other symptoms.
This can lead to atherosclerosis, arrhythmia, high blood pressure.
If the blood supply to heart is completely cut off by a blockage, the result is HEART ATTACK, STROKE and even DEATH.
Body Inflammation and Poor Liver Function are one of the causes leading to atherosclerosis too.
As a result of Unhealthy Modern Lifestyle,
Another common disease associated with heart diseases is FATTY LIVER.
Liver is the only organ in our body which has no sensory gland. So you may not feel any pain when the liver function starts deteriorating. Once the liver has been hardened and reach cirrhosis which eventually will lead to liver cancer, it's irreversible.
I have many friends who feel that heart medication can solve the above problems.
Why? As the reading after check up is beautiful.
Do you know how these medication work?
1. Statin (high cholesterol drug)
Statins are a class of medicines that are frequently used to lower blood cholesterol levels. They do this by blocking the action of a specific chemical in the liver that is necessary for making cholesterol.
However, is there side effect of taking STATIN in long term?
- The two most serious side effects - both of which occur relatively rarely - are liver failure and skeletal muscle damage.
- The muscle damage is a severe type of myopathy which usually begins as muscle pain and can worsen to such an extent that the patient loses all muscle cells, experiences kidney failure, or dies.
How long a patient with high cholesterol should take STATIN?
Will the cholesterol levels maintain at good level after they stop the medication?
Usually the patient has to take the medication for long term.
For starters, reported side effects include:
|Muscle problems, polyneuropathy (nerve damage in the hands and feet), and rhabdomyolysis (a serious degenerative muscle tissue condition)||Anemia|
|Pancreas or liver dysfunction, including a potential increase in liver enzymes||Memory loss|
More more side effects of statin can be found in the below link:
2. High Blood Pressure Medications
They help to reduce the blood flow and decrease the pressure on artery wall.
However, effects are temporary, the pressure will bounce back after some time.
These drugs are very dangerous as it can lead to a lack of oxygen in the heart and brain, ultimately increasing the risk of heart disease such as stroke and dementia.
Some drugs reduce the blood volume by reducing the heart's contraction speed and relaxing the blood vessels.
Some drugs promote urination, hence increase excretion of water and sodium, this reduce blood volume, therefore lower the blood pressure.
People taking these medication are just controlling the symptoms, but not solving the root cause.
Do you think the blockage of blood vessel is still there?
These drugs didn't remove the substance that clog blood vessels and restore the elasticity of the blood vessel wall.
According to WHO,
cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.
An estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular disease every year.
How to prevent yourself or your loved ones to be part of this statistic?
Prevention vs Treatment Cost?
Which one is better?
The BEST WAY to prevent and fight blood pressure, cholesterol level and liver problem is through a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet via SUPERFOOD SOLUTION:
CLICK the below link to find out more the SUPERFOOD SOLUTION to fight and prevent Cardiovascular Diseases :
Health is the BEST ASSET you have.
Safeguard before Health becomes your LIABILITY.
Nutritional Immunology Consultant