Wednesday, December 13

Pain in legs may indicate heart attack risks!

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Most of the time we assume a leg pain to be an result of excessive strain or result of a back ache. But that can’t be the case everytime as a study has proved otherwise. This was revelaed when a 57 year old man was suffering from excessive leg pain and he assumed that to be because of  lack of exercise, so he started exercising his legs but only to find out that the pain got more worse. Only then when he visited his doctor for a check up, it was revelaed that his there were several blockages in the blood vessels of his legs. In fact the arteries going to his lower body was 100 percent blocked. Isnt it shocking?

The reason behind this was revelaed after various test and examination, the main reason being excessive smoking, high calorie food and junk foods which caused in rise of his cholesterol levels and formation of blood clots inside his blood vessels. It is normally assumed that arteriosclerosis  (clogging of the arteries) happens only in the heart but this study proved them wrong as arteriosclerosis can happen any where in the body and this condition is called peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD causes pain in legs in some cases which is a direct indication of a risk of a massive heart attack or probably a stroke.

Actually, nearly a one fourth of individuals who have leg discomfort due to PAD will be deceased in five decades, mostly due to strokes and other heart related illnesses, experts say. For individuals  whose leg discomfort kept them from strolling even brief ranges, the likelihood is even worse: as many as 50 percent will die by five years.Fortunately a patient named Dow who also was diagnose dwith PAD got clinically diagnosed and handled before that occurred to him. Stanley conducted a avoid function to start his clogged leg bloodstream, just like the bypasses that heart patients have. “For sure, it’;s a wake-up call,” says Dow, who has stop cigarette smoking and modified his dietary routines. “You know that old saying, ‘;Where there’;s  smoke, there’;s fire’;? I’;m sure that I not only have the vascular issues in my reduced arms and legs, but I’;m sure I have them in other areas of my body system.”

Now the question arises as to, who’;s most at risk for PAD? Individuals over 50, smokers, those who diabetes, those who hypertension, those who high cholestrerol levels, and the ones who are overweight or obese, Stanley explains. In other words, it’;s the same group of individuals who have a dangerous of cardiac problems. So, the advice for preventing PAD, or stopping it before it gets serious, is largely the same as the advice for preventing cardiac arrest or stroke: Quit smoking, eat healthier, get more exercise, control your  sugar levels if you have diabetes, lose weight, and get your hypertension and cholestrerol levels checked. And ask your doctor if you should take a daily aspirin to prevent clots, or drugs to reduce your hypertension and cholestrerol levels. PAD can be easily diagnosed by perfoming a Doppler examination. The Doppler test can tell whether someone has PAD and how bad the obstruction might be. Based on the outcome, the physician might suggest an MRA (magnetic resonance arteriogram) of the leg, or a traditional arteriogram that includes treating dye into the leg bloodstream through a system known as a catheter.

Once you have suffered from heart related issues or Diabetes, you are bound to suffer from other issues like Erectile Dysfunction, Neuropathy and other similar issues which completely ruins the life of a man.

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