A remarkable relationship develops every year between the holiday season and heart attacks for both men and women; because we add unneeded stress on our hearts and cardiovascular system. To add to this epidemic we also sacrifice our daily exercise routine and get inefficient sleep due to the holiday parties and school events. High blood pressure plagues the majority of heart attack sufferers; but when we keep our blood pressure in the normal ranges this reduces our risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Other interesting facts about heart attacks include:
- More heart attacks occur on Monday than any other day of the week. Saturday ranks second.
- Most heart attacks happen during the early morning hours between 4-10 a.m. when blood platelets are stickier and increased adrenaline released from the adrenal glands can trigger rupture of plaques in coronary arteries.
- Almost half of women who have heart attacks will die by the end of the first year following the attack.
- Many heart attack survivors experience the attack as the first sign of coronary artery disease. No pain or symptoms were present before the attack.
- Heart attacks are 27% more likely to occur around the victim’s birthday, especially in women with high blood pressure.
Studies have been conducted that show by a Chiropractic adjustment to the upper neck can help lower blood pressure greater than the use of two blood pressure-lowering medications given in combination. By getting regular Chiropractic adjustment you will help remove stress from your nervous system and to allow your heart, immune system, digestive system, and every other system to function more efficiently. If you want to know more about how the sympathetic division of nervous system plays a part in motivating our body’s response to stress. Clink the link below:
Heart disease kills more people annually than any other disease; by avoiding unhealthy foods, getting adequate sleep, and just minutes of exercise each day lowers your risks of a heart attack. You can also practice techniques to
help manage stress. Click the link below to see some great techniques:
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