• over 2 years ago

    What's Your Heart Story?

    Understanding the risks and causes of cardiovascular disease can help you prevent the onset of a heart-related illness and live a longer, more active life.

    Today, let's focus on heart failure.

    Nearly 6 million Americans are living with heart failure, a condition when your heart can't pump enough blood and oxygen to your muscles and organs. Even though heart failure is common in the US, there are things you can do to prevent it, and ways to live an active and happy life if you are currently living with the disease.

    Click here to learn more: http://wb.md/2k3AXtZ

    Share your stories: Do you have heart failure or any other heart-related condition? How do you manage it?

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  • over 2 years ago

    RE: What's Your Heart Story?

    Does your heart feel like it's fluttering or pounding? Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a condition where faulty electrical signals make your heart flutter or beat too fast. This abnormal rhythm stops your heart from pumping as well as it should, and increases your chances of heart attack and stroke.

    However, not everyone with AFib has a racing or pounding heartbeat. Learn how to spot the symptoms of atrial fibrillation so you can stop complications before they start: http://wb.md/2kbxzlu

    If you are currently living with AFib, treatments such as medications, nonsurgical procedures, and surgery can slow your heartbeat and bring it back into a normal rhythm. AFib treatments also prevent clots and help keep your heart healthy. Learn more about AFib treatments here: http://wb.md/2lyKJ9n

    Share your stories: How do you manage your AFib symptoms?
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: What's Your Heart Story?

    AFib--two ablations later, I've found tabouleh (parsley, tomatoes, bulgar wheat, spices, olive oil etc), warm relaxing baths, yoga are all helpful to bring the heart back to sinus rhythm. If this doesn't work I resort to amiodarone (pill in the pocket as needed).
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: What's Your Heart Story?

    About 1 in every 4 American adults has high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Blood pressure is the force of blood pressing against the walls of the arteries. When it's too high, it raises the heart's workload and can cause serious damage to the arteries.

    Knowing more about high blood pressure can help you prevent this condition from damaging your health, or the health of someone you love.

    Learn more about hypertension here: http://wb.md/2lddtH8

    Maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular exercise can help you prevent high blood pressure. Here are some other ways to prevent hypertension: http://wb.md/2lDc3GR

    Do you or a loved one have high blood pressure? How does it affect your life?
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: What's Your Heart Story?

    Blood clots stop bleeding, but they also sometimes form when they aren’t needed and cause a heart attack, stroke, or other serious medical problems.

    Do you know what you can do to help prevent problem blood clots? Find out here: http://wb.md/2lgMCde
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: What's Your Heart Story?

    My dearest friend in the world has high blood preasure and heart problems. Now diabeties. She doesn't eat right, sleep right nor take meds. She can't afford medicines for any of the meds. Nor can she afford health care. I myself can't help. Any suggestions. Besides emailing her WebMD articles and hope.
  • over 2 years ago

    RE: What's Your Heart Story?

    Here is one for ya. I have a healthy heart. No blockages, No valve problems, no electrical issues. Yet I have had heart failure. Had to have an emergency pacemaker/defib implanted last week! The cause Autonomic Dysfunction. My body cannot control my blood pressure or heart rate. Heart rate was dropping into the mid-teens, racing into the 180's. Blood pressure can run anywhere from 40's/20's to 210+/115+ all in the same day! Yep I am a work in progress!!
  • 28 days ago

    RE: What's Your Heart Story?

    People who has a problem with head and blood diseases needed special attention and should be supported. There are few forums like this ... where people can share their stories and tell to everyone the way in the treatment of heart disease.
  • 19 days ago

    RE: What's Your Heart Story?

    My heart attack took the form of a dull ache throughout my entire chest cavity and up into my chin. Taking an aspirin relieved all of the pains. Two Days Later, the pain returned. This time I saw my doctor who performed an ECG. I was transported to the hospital and a stent was emplaced. I then participated in cardiac Rehabilitation.
    Ever since then I have felt very good. On another note, before the heart attack I experienced a cognitive decline which has been reversed. Also, I experienced some fatigue during exercise.