How Do You Know if You Have Heart Disease?

by drdave on November 2, 2010

Chiropractor Gets Checked for Heart Disease

Chiropractic and Heart Disease?

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If you have been following this blog over the past few months, then you know about my challenge for you to join myself and others on the ‘Fitter You’ Facebook Group and join our journey towards a healthier you.  I have also decided to journal my progress with you in order to both, enourage you, and maintain a level of accountability for myself.  This week I completed a 3 visit process with Cardiologist,  Dr. Michael Schwarz.  I  recommend Dr. Schwarz and his practice  in Bloomfield, NJ.  Because heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans, I recommend having a complete cardiovascular work up, even if you “feel fine”.  As you will read below, choosing your “Health Care Team” while  you are healthy, can mean the difference between Life and Death!

Health Care Hierarchy of The 100 Year Lifestyle:

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On page 96 of Dr. Eric Plaskers book The 100 Year Lifestyle, he describes the 3 levels of the Health Care Hierarchy.  They are as follows:

1.  Self Care:  What you must do for yourself to keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy and functioning at your highest level, which nobody can do for you. 

2.  Health Care:  What you must do for yourself to keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy and functioning at your highest level – utilizing the skills of a trained health care professional.

3.  Crisis Care:  What you must do for yourself to recover from an injury or illness that requires the support of a crisis care health specialist.

The #1 Killer in the United States is Heart Disease

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According to the CDC (center of disease control), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. People of all ages and backgrounds can get the condition.

  • In 2006, 631,636 people died of heart disease. Heart disease caused 26% of deaths—more than one in every four—in the United States.1
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2006 were women.1
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease. In 2005, 445,687 people died from coronary heart disease.2
  • Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack.3
  • In 2010, heart disease will cost the United States $316.4 billion.3 This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

What Can You Do Now?

In my Chiropractic office in Clifton, NJ we encourage our practice members to stay in touch.  That is why I have created FREE resources for you to make better health choices.  I encourage you to join and share the Facebook Group: ‘Fitter You’, and have conversations with the extremely qualified admins and members just like you.  Listen to 30 Minutes to Living Longer each week, and the hours of previous shows available through Blogtalk Radio.  Stay connected to this Blog by subscribing to the RSS feed.

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