You got the bad news on the visit to your doctor. All the test they took, Stress test, ECG, Blood Test and many more. The results that came out were quite undesirable.
You have coronary heart disease,(CHD) which is when your small blood vessels that transport the blood and oxygen to your heart have narrowed. Coronary Heart Disease is the main cause behind majority of deaths for both men and women in America.
Coronary Heart Disease is a result of plaque collecting along your artery walls which slows down the rate of blood flow to your heart putting it under stress. The doctors first move is to give you pamphlets on how to reduce cholesterol in your diet. Hopefully you have caught it before you are in need of more complicated treatment.
Even if you have already developed CHD, its never too late to start taking some precautionary measures by adding omega 3 in your diet. One of the best ways to keep from developing heart disease in the first place is to limit the amount of the saturated fat in your diet and add more omega 3 rich foods.
Keeping a watch on your cholesterol has almost become a laughing matter in the US, but it really is not something to laugh about. Most of the people in America have high cholesterol. Then we have the other factor, triglycerides. They arent taken as seriously as cholesterol but are just as bad if allowed to go out of control. Studies have found getting omega 3 into your diet can assist in raising the amount of HDL, the good type of cholesterol while lowering both the LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. Cholesterol causes the plaque that is forming in your arteries that will in time give you heart disease. It doesnt happen fast, its a slow progressive disease that knocks you down with a heart attack even before you can react.
Some of the common symptoms to warn you of a heart problem could be:
Short of breath
Last of all, you could be suffering from chest pain, angina.
Angina is the most common sign of heart trouble. You start feeling like someone is grabbing your heart and squeezing it. It results in pain due to your clogged arteries not getting sufficient blood and oxygen to your heart. It varies in the intensity of pain. Some people only suffer mild pain while others may face a severe pain. You can also feel this pain in your arms, neck, in your stomach or in your upper back.
Again, omega 3 acids have been shown to prevent this from happening. Even if you have already had a heart attack, increasing your dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids will benefit you. It lowers the risk of death, having another heart attack, or stroke. It appears to help stop the hardening of the arteries by slowing down the build up of plaque and blood clots which slows the flow of blood.
Now for a warning. Some people like to over do a good thing. Too much omega 3 in your diet can also be harmful. Eating fish thrice a day or taking over 3 grams of omega 3 supplements can cause other problems. If taking more then 3 grams a day, be sure to be under the care of a doctor and as always, its best to check with your doctor before starting any new medicines if you are already taking other medications.
If you are young and healthy, why not start a dietary change or add supplements to your diet to help you remain healthy and live a longer healthier life.