See him to determine if it is a digestive issue, or actually the heart.
Reduce fat in you diet, and SLOWLY start exercising more often and for longer duration. If you exercise properly, you will avoid getting tired, yet still build endurance.
Natural remedies are reduced fat diet, more fruits especially berries of all kinds, plus pomegranates or its juice, and cook with herbs and spices daily. This will arrest and in time reverse heart disease. It has for me.
Moving produces healing substances from skeletal muscles one can not get anywhere else. So, once you can move some, you should. We are born to move. Don't and it is slow death. Be active, and have a long and wonderful life.View Thread
To get the "tweaks" to go away, you need to do a methodical rehab, and to alter your diet so it is very low in fat ,and has a high anti-oxidant content. That has worked tremendously for me.
I used to get those tweaks multiple times a day, very brief and sharp. Sometimes almost a sparkler effect for a few seconds. Within two years those had ceased. Now I seem youthful, and am vigorous. I row, walk, hike, and even play loads of volleyball with people half my age. Trying to elevate my skill to match my energy and endurance. They love it when I make difficult plays, for anyone any age. And I am 61. I am not a traveler getting old in a deck chair watching the world go by.View Thread
The biggest factors in heart disease are poor diet, stress, smoking and other chemical irritants, and lack of exercise.
There are DOZENS of studies about various forms of exercise other than Yoga that are highly beneficial for cardiac rehabilitation. A key is monitoring of heart rate and breathing, and not overdoing it. Seven years ago I could barely walk around the house after emergency bypass surgery. I have progressed to being able to play basketball, volleyball, and scull (row) as much as I tolerate. I row with power, and play volleyball for hours, that wears out most people I play with, half my age.
I think I have way more fun than anyone doing yoga. Fun translate to low stress, which is also of great importance in cardiac rehabilitation.
DeadManWalking. And running, sculling, and having a great time, pain free, angina free.View Thread
Start with walking. See how many minutes you tolerate. you are not going for speed first. I am against Yoga in cardiac rehab as it, IMHO, can not improve both heart and muscle function for active movement in daily life. Static or slow motion poses do not help with circulation in flexing muscle. Plus more motion causes skeletal muscles to produce healing substances in the interleukin molecule family, IL-10 I think.
Back off to exercise you tolerate without shortness of breath or any chest discomfort.
Cheese is mostly saturated fat. Give it up completely. I have had no cheese since my bypass surgery in January 2006, nor pretty much any other dairy. Adopt a very low fat diet with very high anti-oxidant content, and add in all berries, plus pomegranate on a near daily basis. Cook with herbs and spices. I am literally something of a poster boy for successful cardiac rehab with WebMD. See their magazine from the archives, september 2012, page 73. Consider taking a cardiac rehab discussion to the WebMD community forum Heart Health Cardiac Rehabilitation.
I have not heard of a blood thinner requiring a no veggie diet. Demand a different one if at all possible. Too many beneficial substances in veggies, than some minor assist with a blood thinner. A healthier diet is highly likely to be better for you than any blood thinner. I had and may still have a dozen other inoperable and unstentable blockages, and was never given such a blood thinner.View Thread
You are normally give a breakdown of LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. 20% of the Tri number goes to total cholesterol. You should have a ratio of 2.5 or less of LDL to HDL. Lower is better. My LDL/HDL ratio is about 72/48, or 1.5. It has been as low as 1.2.
My ratio was 4:1 at the time of my huge unstable angina and emergency bypass surgery in 2006.
I think it suggests that in either aneurysms or ectatic sections of arteries disrupted blood flow could disable the protective effects of endothelial cells lining the artery, and enable initiation of atherosclerotic factors.View Thread
I read one cardiology practice's review of 20 years of literature, and they believe the genetic factor may be as low as 1 in 500, a small fraction of 20%.
I have four siblings, and so far I am the only one with a serious heart issue. Father and grandfather both had heart attacks at about age 57. The older was a five pack a day smoker. My Dad a lot of stress.View Thread
Definitely recognize that worrying is a bad habit.
As far as the heart, you are having pain anywhere but there.
Most people don't know the connection between stress, adrenaline, dietary fats, and anti-oxidants, and how they relate to heart disease.
Almost no personal trainers seem to know that "muscle burn" is inadequate oxygen to muscles, force pumping excess CO2 through the system. And that muscle burn is like having puffs of cigarettes.
CO2 can damage arteries. Adrenaline can damage arteries. Once damage site occur, they can begin to harbor oxidized LDL cholesterol and slowly grow to blockage size over decades. Thus less fat in the diet combined with a high antioxidant diet can prevent blockage growth.
Do you check your blood pressure when you worry ? It might be far higher than when the doctor checks it.
Most personal trainers do more strength work, not proper cardio, so they don't have great cardio capacity. That limits lung performance.
Learn more about exercise physiology, and don't deal in bogus information you know the source.View Thread
Even 75% blockage is not too significant. 25% and 50% should be unnoticeable.
Being always tired suggests poor blood flow to her lungs for oxygen, and not a strong heart. I had bypass surgery for 99%, 99%, and 80% blockages in each of the three major coronary arteries. When I went to the hospital, they asked how long I had been bedridden and on oxygen. I had not been on either one. I've been slim, healthy and athletic my whole life.
I've carried through a very careful exercise plan and made my diet almost fat free. I am now in great health 7 years later.
Try looking at some of my links under Heart Health Cardiac Rehabilitation here on WebMD. The site featured me and my recovery in the September 2012 WebMD magazine, page 73.View Thread