I have a history of anxiety and panic attacks currently I'm 25 y/o,male, non-smoker and severely obese which I'm working to correct. I have had 7 EKG's in the last year, 4 blood workups, a stress test and echo done. All came back fine, and eventually with increased prozac the symptoms went away.
I now have the same symptoms that presented 3 months ago. Sharp stabbing pain on and off for a few minutes at a time. Left arm pressure better by changing position of the arm. I went to my GP and had another EKG done and it was when I was having those pains and the EKG showed nothing new and everything was as it should be. He said with a stress test just 3 months ago and my lipid profile good I should be ok but my fear won't go away. Can anyone help me?View Thread
Just to start out I'm not a doctor of medicine, just an artificial intelligence guy.
Thanks for the advice. Went to the doctor again they prescribed anti anxiety medicine and it seems to have worked in terms of symptoms going away. But through my extensive research of reading papers in heart disease journals I've come up with a good game plan to hopefully head it off at the pass so to speak.
About 30% (I'm one of them) have certain mutations on the 9p21 gene*, although these mutations are not well studied in small sample sizes they show a marked increase in heart disease. To get around this interestingly enough is to follow a fresh fruit/vegetables/lean meat diet. This makes sense from an evolutionary perspective due to the areas where these genes proliferate have early agriculture and marked decrease in meat consumption, else this gene would have eventually been changed (I'm greatly simplifying but its the gist of it).
So the plan is just eat healthy fruits/ vegetables/ lean meats. Work out intense 30 min per day 5 days a week (heart rate about the 70% area). Monitor cholesterol,blood pressure,blood glucose and probably get some kind of scan or stress test every so often. There are also some supplementation issues I'm currently exploring in that it seems the fruits/ vegetables tend to increase folic acid and B vitamin levels which help formation of homocysteine which parts of the gene's on 9p21 seem to encode. So raising these levels through supplementation in addition to the diet/exercise should impact the progression of the disease. Hopefully medical science comes up with some engineered organism to clean out arteries but until then I have to stick to this plan.
*Still fuzzy on this as medical journals tend to use frequentist statistics to "prove" things, when really they should be using bayesian methods but that's a philosophical discussion best left to those smarter than IView Thread
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