Heart Health Check

I thought I would write this to help people understand the importance of heart health and what you can do about it.

The information on the Heart Foundation website about what a Health Check of your Heart looks like is HERE. Please go and check this out if you are over 45 years of age and 30 years of age if you are of Indigenous Cultural Heritage.

There are a few things that can go wrong with your heart. Symptoms can be quite mild before they suddenly are very bad, on the verge of life threatening. For instance, you can have a “leaky” valve in your heart for months or years before it gets to the point where you are going to have significant troubles. Another specific example from about 8 years ago now was a client who was found to have an 80% blockage of 3 of the main heart blood vessels when he had his heart check up. He ran ultra marathons and anyone who knew him would have thought he was as fit as a fiddle. Technically yes, but inside, not so much.

So, if you are over 45 years of age, book these checks in. If you have never had one, do it, even if you think you are ok. A doctor would rather smile at you and tell you that you are good to go, than try to fix you when you are very broken when it comes to your heart.

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