Takashi Esaki writes:
"Hello, Mr. Takahashi. My name
is Esaki Takashi. Glad to see you.
"Today, we must talk about very important things, your health and heart problems. Your condition is very serious. This is a very important thing. Your chest and neck pains are caused by heart and circulation problems. Risk factors of heart disease are overwork, cigarettes, no exercise, hypertension and so on. You have a lot of risk factors of heart disease. Heart disease is one of the highest risks to health. For example, although the death rate for coronary heart disease in the United States has declined approximately 50% since 1970, CHD remains the leading cause of death for both men and women, in 1990, accounting for 489,340 deaths.
"You smoke two packs a day. You are a heavy smoker. Affects of smoking are one of the most harmful things for health. The more you smoke, the more you harm. My only advice is give up smoking! If you can't stop soon, you may cease smoking gradually. It is OK, to reduce a few cigarettes per month.
"On hypertension, the average
blood pressure is (120/80mmHg). But your blood pressure is (170/100 mm
Hg). It is very high pressure, considering your age. Clinical analyses
say you are developing early atherosclerosis. Family history says that
your mother died from heart disease. You must pay more attention to your
"I believe the best way to relieve your neck and chest pain is to reduce your work. Overworking as Type A behavior is harmful to your heart. And in your case, work uses too much time, and even takes time away from your health. You had better use time to pay attention to your health. Regular exercise, such as starting to run again or walking 30 minutes every day, is not only good for health, but also helps in regaining your strength and reducing your risk for serious heart problems in the future. You can easily to find a chance to exercise. Walking is not so much trouble for you? You can park your car 2 kilometers from your office or get off the train two or three stops before the station you would ordinarily use. You may walk 30 or more minutes.
"Your heart condition is very serious now. Please remember my advice, this is for your health. I want you to pay more attention to your health."
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