Taro Funamoto writes:
1. While you are still relatively
young, you are not in good health, I think. I will represent to you what
is not so good about your condition. First of all, your blood pressure
indicates moderate to high hypertension, 165-105 mm Hg. And your cholesterol
level is not positive. Additionally, you are almost 20 kilos overweight.
Though you have already cut down on your smoking, you still have a smoking
habit. And you do not exercise regularly.
2. I will advise you what you should do if you have symptoms of a heart attack.
* Sit down or lie down.
* If symptoms persist for 2 minutes, call your local emergency telephone number and say you may be having a heart attack. Leave the phone off the hook so that medical personnel can locate your address if you should become unconscious.
* If you have nitroglycerin tablets, take up to three pills, one at a time every 5 minutes.
There are other kinds of advice but you should never forget the above advice.
3. You are not in good health, as I have said previously. I will advise you what to do within the next few weeks to improve your health. I think you should relieve hypertension. Many medicines are available to lower high blood pressure. For example:
* Diuretics rid the body of excess fluids and salt (sodium).
* Beta blockers reduce the heart rate and the heart's output of blood.
Another class of antihypertensives is called sympathetic nerve inhibitors. Sympathetic nerves go from the brain to all parts of the body, including the arteries. They can cause the arteries to constrict or narrow, thereby raising blood pressure. This class of drugs reduces blood pressure by inhibiting these nerves from constricting blood vessels.
4. Next, to improve your health, you should change your life style in the longer term. First of all, in order to decrease your weight and high blood pressure and to recover normal cholesterol level, you should change your diet. Eating healthy foods usually lowers cholesterol levels. Here are some tips on eating smart:
* Eat more fruits and vegetables.
* Eat more broiled or grilled fish and skinless chicken and less fried meats.
* Choose lean cuts (pieces of meat containing little visible fat) when you eat beef, pork and lamb.
* Cut down on the amount of meat you eat.
* Eat a variety of fiberrich foods, like oats, wholegrain breads and apples. Fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels. Fiberrich foods can also help when you're trying to lose weight, because they make you feel full.
In addition to changing your diet, you should exercise regularly. For example, you may walk to go to your company. Walking is good for your health, refresh and practice for hikes. Finally, you should stop smoking, because the habit is a high risk factor of CVD.
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