MED FREE HEALTH
is a vision that suggests that with proper supplementation, along with a good diet and physical exercise program, one might evade many of the health issues associated with aging.
A LETHAL PROGRESSION
We tend to finally give attention to changes in our heart muscle cells when there is a catastrophic event. When we have that heart attack (myocardial infarction) we suddenly realize that there is something wrong with our heart.
It is important to understand that pathological changes have been taking place in your heart muscle cells long before that heart attack takes place. Blood flow most likely has been decreasing as a result of progressive partial blockage of blood flow in the coronary arteries. The arteries lose the capability of delivering an adequate supply of nutrients and oxygen delivered to heart tissue. The heart, unlike any other muscle, can never rest in its role in the overall physiological functioning of our bodies.
When an area of heart muscle suffers from this ongoing loss of blood flow it is referred to as “myocardial ischemia”. Unfortunately, we are not aware of this change taking place within our bodies. An electrocardiogram might only disclose the conditions under just the right conditions.
A lethal progression continues to a point where the heart muscle reacts with the painful result of “angina”. As this most often begins when one exerts oneself physically or perhaps from strong emotions, it is easy to ignore the condition. As the progression of decreasing blood flow continues, pain will most often be the result of a lesser exertion effort and increase in the intensity of pain. Finally, as the myocardial ischemia has worsened, and the pain has intensified it might be detected in an electrocardiogram.
Unless some positive action is taken the flow of blood decreases even more and cardiac tissue begins to die. While angina can be reversed, the death of the tissue is irreversible. When one suffers a “heart attack” (myocardial infarction), heart muscle is destroyed that cannot be reversed. Some people are known to have myocardial ischemia and even myocardial infarction without ever having angina.
Of course, many people do not die upon suffering from a heart attack. What they do have however is a permanently weakened heart muscle. This often results in abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias). As the heart suffers more from this damage to heart muscle, it loses its ability to pump enough blood throughout the body resulting in “heart failure”.