Health Stuff


Atherosclerosis is a plaque build up in the arteries, Over time plaque can harden and narrow your arteries. Atherosclerosis can be fatal, causing heart attack, and stroke. Atherosclerosis often does not have symptoms, must people do not even realize they have it. The way they detect it is often by a physical examination, imaging and other diagnostics test. The treatment consists of medicine, medical procedures, and sometimes surgery. Lifestyle changes can help too such as: A healthy diet, Getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and managing stress.

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An arrhythmia is a problem with the heart beat, an arrhythmia can make the heart beat too fast, too slow or be irregular. A heart beat that is going to fast is called tachycardia, one that is beating to slow is called a bradycardia. Most arrhythmia's are harmless but some can cause lack of blood flow to the brain, heart, or other organs. Some of the symptoms for the average arrhythmia is your heart going faster, or feeling like it "fluttered" which is your heart skipping a beat. If you have felt these feelings before don't worry arrhythmia are really common. But when an arrhythmia has lasted long enough to affect how well the heart works more serious symptoms occur which include: Fatigue, Dizziness, Lightheaded, Fainting, Rapid heart beat or pounding, shortness of breath, chest pains, and in extreme cases you can go into cardiac arrest. The tests they do are Electrocardiogram, Holter monitor, Event monitor, Echocardiogram, Stress test, Tilt test, Electrophysiclogical testing and mapping. Treatment includes: Medicines, Medical procedures, Surgery, some other things that help are: Gagging, Holding your breath, Coughing, Immersing your face in cold water, Putting your fingers on your eyelids and pressing down gently.