Angina & Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death in the UK and worldwide. CHD is sometimes called Ischaemic heart disease or coronary artery disease.
There are several factors to take into account when we look at the causes of Coronary Artery Disease, the biggest of course is Smoking and Alcohol.
So, when I tell you while it didn’t come as a surprise but most certainly was a shock that I was recently diagnosed with not only Coronary Artery Disease but also Angina.
Now I was aware that these conditions are also a hereditary factor, but I didn’t think that at fifty-five having stopped smoking almost nine years ago and not being a drinker would I be diagnosed with those conditions.
My father sadly passed away at the age of fifty-six with Ischaemic Heart Disease and Myocardial Failure, and my mother has serious COPD and has already had a minor heart attack.
So I guess one of the factors in my case is indeed hereditary and the other being overweight, in medical terms Obese.
I have now not only changed my diet (Which in turn has taken a few pounds off already) I am also researching more into Nutrition and Diet, Healthy Eating and Exercise.
I will admit its hard as far as exercise goes but I have been told I must do it slowly and not overdo it as I have Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia which makes excessive exercise and long walks unrealistic.
I have suffered for almost ten years with the latter two conditions but able to manage the daily pain which at it’s worst prevents me from doing the things I took for granted when younger.
Now though (A bit late I know) I am researching everything in order to prevent my condition from getting any worse, I’ve had no choice, after an MIR Scan revealed I am at risk of having a Blood Clot which could bring on a Heart Attack.
At the moment I am waiting for further investigation here at home in the U.K to decide if I will need to have a balloon or stent inserted? (I was diagnosed in Kosovo with the above conditions).
The reason I went to Kosovo to have a full medical and Scans was because I felt I wasn’t being heard here in the U.K by my own doctor, especially as he misdiagnosed my husbands Cancer (My husband also had a full medical in Kosovo at the time in 2018). See my Blog: Cancer.
So, while I am no expert in healthy eating, Yet! It is a subject I am taking very seriously especially as my father passed away so young, I don’t mind admitting I am scared, I mean who wouldn’t be, right? It’s onwards and upwards and I will periodically be posting more on this subject.
I am also going to put together a healthy eating and exercise book, I have found that we can still enjoy the food we like but with small changes to the ingredients to better health and wellbeing.
Let’s see where this takes us!