Anxiety and The Risk For Heart Attack!

January 11, 2008

Are you always Anxious? Jittery? Worried on something? Have you been suffering from anxiety that you just cant help it be worried that something may happen?

Anxiety is defined as a feeling of fearfullness and uncertainty. Transient anxiety due to family problems or death can be normal BUT once anxiety continues overtime and is affecting your daily activities and is getting worse then intervention should be made.

I have long suspected Stress secondary to anxiety can definitely be harmful.  Stress hormones that our body produces can be harmful and in fact Stress is now considered a risk factor for developing diabetes.  Now a new study published in the Journal of Cardiology, January issue considers anxiety as a risk factor for one to develop heart attack.

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Anxiety characteristics independently and prospectively predicted MI incidence after controlling for age, education, marital status, fasting glucose, body mass index, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and systolic blood pressure in proportional hazards models.

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The above study is the first to show this relationship….and am sure more studies will come that will show Stress from whatever cause can lead to what we know now the Diseases of the New Century….

Remember…LIFE is Too Short….

  • Each day is a new day and once it passes…it’s one less day for you!
  • Live each day to the fullest…
  • Do things the best way you can and
  • Enjoy what you do best and Improve on Things you want to learn
  • Thank God for what you have.. and Stop being Bitter!
  • Learn how to appreciate things… understand why some things just dont work the way you desire. 

In short….

To Be Stress Free….ENJOY Being Alive!

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3 Responses to “Anxiety and The Risk For Heart Attack!”

  1. maxim Says:

    I like your blog today Doc. It’s all about having a quality of life, a balanced life.

    Thanks.

  2. Doc Gerry Says:

    Thanks Max… Its my priority in life to have what’s QUALITY and not QUANTITY. Having quantity may make it easier for one to be happy but Having Quality is the one that will lasts in our memories and that of our kids!

    Good Luck to You Max in your search for Quality. Hope you’ll find it in Manila? hehehe

  3. Carin Says:

    Ask your doctor to recommend that you go for massage therapy to battle the stress. Most health insurance covers a certain amount of massage per year, so it will cost you nothing!


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