Our heart how to care for it


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heart attach is the killer in most countries. Fortunately it can be avoided. The two most effectives ways to prevent it is by taking a proper diet and have regular exercise.

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Our heart how to care for it

  1. 1. OUR HEART HOW TO CARE FOR IT Joha Rahman http://livewelltips.blogspot.com/
  2. 2. OUR HEART - INTRODUCTION  Our heart is one of the most valuable organ.  It works continuously pumping the blood to supply fresh oxygen to other organs  Many ignore to take care of their heart.  The result – heart attack or stroke.
  3. 3. GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE  The good news is, the control is within our reach.  Heart diseases can be avoided and it is not too difficult to do.  Most of the non-communicable diseases (NCD) such hypertension, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol are risk factors for heart disease.
  4. 4. START TO CARE FOR OUR HEART  Start with understanding the mechanics behind the heart diseases.  the heart disease is not actually a disease by its own. It is actually a set of condition that affect the functions and structure of the heart.  The easiest causal that can be controlled is the level of cholesterol.
  5. 5. BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT CHOLESTEROL  It is a waxy substance manufacturer by our body for special purpose.  It is used to produce certain hormones, needed to make cells wall and protect the nerves system.  Our liver produces about 75% of the cholesterol.  The balance comes from the foods that we eat.
  6. 6. OUR CHELOSTEROL – THE GOOD AND THE BAD ONES  The LDL is known as bad cholesterol. It carries the cholesterol from the liver to the cells. Excessive amount of build-up in the blood vessel causes blockage.  The HDL or good cholesterol will carry it from the cell to the liver, where it will broken down and passed out as a waste products.
  7. 7. THE EFFECTS OF BAD CHOLESTEROL  The build-up of the LDL cholesterol on the walls of arteries are called plague.  If the plague cracks, it will cause a blood clots which block the flow of the blood.  If the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, it will cause a heart attack,  If the blockage is on the blood flow to the brain, then we have the stroke.
  8. 8. THE DISEASE  For coronary artery disease, the plague may remain stable and cause angina or chest pain. An attack will occur when the plague breaks resulting to blood clog and obstruct the flow to the heart.  For cerebrovascular disease, an atherosclerosis may occur in the blood vessel leading to the brain leading to stroke.
  9. 9. THE TWO BEST WAYS TO CONTROL IT. PROPER DIET  Increase:-  - healthy food like fruits and vegetables  - whole grain bread or rice  - cereal such as oats  - cook using bake, roast or boil.  Decrease  - Saturated food like cheese or whole milk  - salt and seasoning.  - dressing and coconut.
  10. 10. PROPER EXERCISE  Avoid the inactive life style. It is rather too easy to fall into this trip, giving the modern facilities available.  - start it with 30 min per day.  - start to do the house work. All the efforts to care for our heart will be worth. Managing the level of cholesterol is one of the easiest method.
  11. 11. THE RESOURCE Blog site: http://livewelltips.blogspot.com/ The author had retired form 35 years career in an airline and now focused on blogging. eMail : mktg@joharahman.com