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Concerned Abou My Heart

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 17, 2006
  • 04:17 PM

i am a lot concerned about my heart, yesterday i felt this two big beatings that camed and went away in seconds.
i have had some other small unusual heart beatings too but i always thought it was the food giving me a heart burn, i dont know if i should be really concerned about this and go see a doctor , this morning i experiensed chest pains close to my heart and i got really worried , what should i do?
im 24 years old , why is this happenig , im too young for this, my grandpa has heart disorders , he had one heart attack he is still alive and on medication.
thanks a lot from the young girl who is concerned about her heart .

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  • Hello ergi,Feeling better today I hope? I think there are probably two different issues here. Some people are born with defects in their heart, but this is only 1% of the population. My guess is that it is unlikely that you do, as I think you would know by now. As you quite rightly point out, heart disease usually occurs after age 40. But the problems can starts building up in your teens. This is really just due to people's lifestyles - mainly diet. If you don't want to end up like your grandfather, then maybe you shouldn't eat what he eats. Without going into details you should avoid unfermented milk protein (milk, custard, condensed milk, milk powder, and cooking and sweets containing milk). In contrast cheese, yoghurt and butter seems to be ok. The next category of foods you should avoid is white flour products and refined sugars; white bread, sugar and pasta, cakes for example. What you should and can eat are fruit, vegetables, tomato paste, red wine, lots of coloured things in food like carrots, beetroot, red cabbage apples. Meat is not too bad. Fish is excellent. Extra virgin olive olive oil and cold pressed oils are good. You average cheap vegetable oil has been seriously refined and is not good for you.
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  • I have a question of my own. I was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse about 22 yrs ago. I have done well. Now my heart Dr has made a comment from a Stress Test he done with the medication that I have 5% sluggish heart muscles. Can anyone who really knows tell me what that means? Thanks Tammie
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  • I have a question of my own. I was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse about 22 yrs ago. I have done well. Now my heart Dr has made a comment from a Stress Test he done with the medication that I have 5% sluggish heart muscles. Can anyone who really knows tell me what that means? Thanks TammieI too have mitral valve prolapse. I think (not sure) that when what your doctor ment abought the sluggish heart muscles (wich a small % i would worry abought) Is what my doctor told me, When the valve that releases blood sometimes bends back a little to far or slips and leaks a little blood back in. This is i know VERY serious sounding and awefull. I was told that its not serious at all. I'm 18 years old and had this sence i was 15. Sometimes it happens once every 4 months or 20 times in one day.If your doctor ran testes and didnt seem to worried abought this, i wouldnt be either.However, this is your heart ( worst place to feel discomfort ) If you feel its more serious than told, i would see anouther doctor for a second opinion.
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