This week a friend of mine who is a fitness buff suffered a heart attack. He looks good, exercises everyday and eats healthful foods. How did this happen? Is there any other way to prevent heart attacks?
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You're right heredity is just one of at least 11 factors in heart attacks & desk jockey jobs/sedentary lifestyles is another of these 11 factors. Heredity isn't the only factor. What a person does and doesn't do, day in & out counts a great d
I agree, Lady Gunievere. Heredity seems to be a major culprit, but one would think that a person who does not sit on their duff all day long, but is always up and running, literally, would not have a heart attack
Some things we just have no idea about. Many do not even know what is in their heredity as they don't even know their genealogy. Believe me that is a daunting task! Some things just are a freak accident.
That is funny about your aunt. I know someone who says she never eats sweet, and one day someone forgot a pack of M&Ms in her cabinet and she ate the whole thing! I was amazed! But thank God my friend is still alive, and I know he'll be more care
Unfortunately many people think that to enjoy life when you are here, you need to eat anything you like, smoke, drink take drugs and be free from any moral bindings!
That's what I said to someone yesterday - when it's your time, it doesn't matter what you do. Thanks for your response.
You're right. Outwardly, he looks very healthy and he eats healthy foods, but I'm just learning that heart disease runs in his family, so he has to be even more careful.
It's possible that they can have high blood pressure and diabetes and not know it, and the damage could already be done, but isn't exercise supposed to reverse all that? I believe though that alcohol and illegal drugs could play a huge part.
Believing exercise reverses all that ails us is a myth. Exercise can only do so much. For example, those that spend many hours on their duffs, have spent years doing damage to their bodies (known and unknown), exercise will not reverse it.
Thank you for your comment. I'm now learning that my friend has been suffering from high blood pressure, and that it does run in his family. But in my ignorance I always thought that one could prevent heart attacks by keeping physically fit.
Thanks for your comment, midnightcandle4me.
You're probably right. He's not a moderate kind of guy. Thanks for your comment. Love that saying, BTW.
So sorry about your neighbor. I feel sad every time I hear things like this. And we'll never know why it happened because I believe each case is different. Thanks for your comment.
This seems to make sense. I know my friend exercises regularly in addition to riding to and from work everyday ( a distance of 8 miles each way, I think) so maybe he does overexert himself. Then he does have the genetic component.
Thank you, AMAZING THINKER. I agree it is indeed rare. I'm searching for answers so that hopefully, I and my friend and others can try to avoid a heart attack. But, of course, God is in control.