Atherosclerosis is another big cause of heart attack, whose first symptom can be a sudden cardiac death or acute MI in >50% of victims, worse than stress’. Early detection is critical. In addition to diet and statins, there are more tools to save dreams and lives and save big healthcare costs and productivity losses.
The studies on 136,905 patients hospitalized found that 77% of them had normal LDL (bad cholesterol, <130 mg/dl), 61.8% had normal triglyceride (<150mg/dl), and 45.5% had normal HDL (good cholesterol, >40 mg/dl). The results indicate that lipid study alone cannot exclude atherosclerosis as well as the risk of heart attack.
Atherosclerosis can be so destructive because it can develop plaque to block the blood supply to brain and heart and cause heart attack and stroke. A person can suffer from both heart attack and stroke at the same time due to Atherosclerosis. Thus, early detection is critical. Traditional early treatment includes diet and statins. In fact, there are more tools to help victims recover faster or stay well better.
In addition to lipid study, other early detection includes electron beam tomography scan or EBT, ultrasound, and CT scan. The Society of Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) encourages virtually all men 45 and older and women 55 and older to take screening for sub-clinical atherosclerosis to determine their future risk of a heart attack and take action accordingly, such as, to control their diet and take statins to lower their lipid. Below is their 1st guideline.
The exemption from the universal screening are those classified as “very low risk” who meet all of the following criteria:-cholesterol lower than 200(mg/dl),-blood pressure lower than 120 over 80 (mmHg),-no history of any type of diabetes, and-no smoking, and no family history of heart attack.
Now we know that those with “very low risk” can develop heart attack due to another big cause– extensive stress, for example, Takotsubo syndrome. The tools that enabled Takotsubo victims to recover fast can also benefit atherosclerosis victims greatly.
Stress also plays a big role in atherosclerosis since outside challenges can significantly impact victims’ life and work. Many people smoke, drink, eat or drug to manage their stress, which has many side effects. Behavior management cannot work well here because poor stress management is not simple behaviors but symptom relieves of the underlying system. It is hard to quit poor stress management without better replacements. Medications can reduce symptoms but cannot stop the stress from coming.
To avoid heart attack, traditional approach tells victims to “AVOID ALL STRESS.” However, as I have shared in my recovery story, it can be too hard not to do what needed or kneel for life to “AVOID ALL STRESS.” Instead, many victims can learn to manage challenges to minimize stress. The 6Q Approach can best help victims achieve the goal.
Each person is an integrated system of 6Qs (IQ, EQ, Learning Q, Adversity Q, Public Influence Q, and Health Q) and needs to manage internal and external challenges. About 70% of health issues have non-health causes. The 6Q assessment results will be critical to find the skills and strategies needed to manage new challenges and minimize stress. To make the 6Q system highly efficient will minimize many internal and external challenges.
I initially invented the 6Q Approach to recover myself from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) due to a tragic auto-accident and pass medical licensing exams. Later I turned many other impossible to possible at the clinics. I never expected to recover myself from a heart attack through the same system, which also let me discover that heart attack does not have to be #1 cause of death for men and women. You can read my recovery stories and other case studies at our website.
Optimal internal healing will also benefit atherosclerosis victims greatly. By enabling victims to manage outside challenges efficiently, we eliminate one big contributor to their health issues. By enhancing their internal healing, we empower victims to manage stress-related toxicity, recover faster and learn better. The non-healthcare 6Q tools can do so in a natural way, and Eastern medicine can strengthen internal healing via non-invasive ways.Today COVID mutates faster than we can develop vaccines, and co-morbidities increase their risk to develop COVID complications. A significant additional benefit of optimized internal healing is to reduce victims’ chance to get COVID, which mattes more than ever.
• Those whose heart issues emerge or get worse under stress or challenge-meeting.• Those who cannot “Avoid All Stress” in work and life.• Those who can learn and are medically stable.Victims often begin to see results in days and achieve optimal results or recover in 3~8 months after they join the program, “Beat Heart Attack, Save Dream, Life and Money!”
Like Dr. Naghavi, the Chairman of SHAPE, said, Status Quo IS Unacceptable. With more tools, more dreams, lives and healthcare dollars can be saved. BYBSH is here to provide additional tools and support to victims and colleagues to save more dreams, lives and healthcare dollars.
About the Author:
Bin Yang is the inventor of the 6Q Approach and Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) and BYBSH (www.BeYourBestStayHealthy.com), a leading institution that focuses on building exceptional leaders and teams and saving dreams, lives and money from heart attack, traumatic brain injury and other health challenges. For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please call 310-668-1828.
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