welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Sunday, August 15, 2010

signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, alzheimers


for a heart attack you may have pain in the center of the chest that may last several minutes
then it may go away the pain may be pressure fullness squeezing or just pain it may radiate to your left arm, into the jaw stomach or into the back

there may only be shortness of breath
other symptoms may be sweating, lightheadness, or nausea

the severe chest pain in center of the chest is the classic symptoms
women may not have this type of pain but just have the other symptoms

with a heart attack seconds count so if you have these symptoms get care asap
or call 911

for a stroke the onset may be sudden you may have numbness or weakness of face arm
or leg usually on one side of the body you may be confused, have trouble speaking, have
trouble seeing, trouble walking, trouble understanding what is said to you
there may be dizziness, loss of balance or coordination there may be a severe headache

a tia(transit ischemic attacks) has the same symptoms but only for a short duration

if you have the stroke symptoms get care asap or call 911

both of these-heart attack and stroke-clot blusters can be given to break up the clot and hopefully prevent damage

time is the essence-as every seconds count


this week a news story came out about a new test for alzheimers it involves having a spinal tap done then running the test on your spinal fluid the test tests an amyloid protein which is what gets deposited in the brain in azheimers this is in the research stage right now

if you are genetically kin to me then there is a real good chance that you will get alzheimers

what can you do to prevent it:
eat correctly lots of fruits and vegetables american heart association like diet
heart healthy diet
exercise regularly (walk 30 minutes 5-7 times a week) no gym membership is needed
if you have a pair of shoes then you have the equipment needed
maintain your blood pressure at a normal level dont be afraid to take blood pressure
medication if needed
keep your cholesterol under control by eating right exercising and taking medication if needed
if you smoke quit
if you drink excessively then quit or reduce to one drink a day

then follow the research

tomorrow my wife she and larry the rooster story

the organicgreen doctor

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