Originally Posted by vooda
Short story quick, had a M.I. in 2000 at the time ejection factor was 22%, lost weight, exercised and within a year was at 34-36% and I felt great for about 8 yrs. till recently. Latest E.F was 30%.
Since you've suffered your M.I. have you noticed any unusual reactions to seemingly innocuous things? Do you suffer from allergies? How do you react to odors, chemicals, etc.
I went on a diet again and exercised like crazy, Gym 8-10 times per week, walking fast paced 5-8 miles per day 1200 cal. diet. Didn't loose a pound in 6-7 months and my BP is rising seriously, 160/100+ and fatigued as hell. Card. says heart is good keep it up. I get so tired after the gym or anytime that I have to pull over or I would fall asleep driving that bad. Went to GP and had a full physical and he mentioned Polycthemia, to much blood and way to thick. He says my lungs aren't absorbing O2 and this could be the cause.
Personally, I feel that when the doctors/specialists have no clue, they pull diagnosis out of the air, or where-ever. Too much blood and way too thick?! To me, that is a crock!
It must be frustrating, though, when you feel like you are doing all of the right things, and are doing far more than most people, and it still isn't working.
Waiting on specialist now. |
Has anyone had this problem after an M.I. he says they are related ?
Some web sites say this is not serious others say it is very serious has anyone here have any personal experience here ?
I haven't suffered from an M.I., but I have suffered from Heart Failure for over 23 years. My understanding is that, when the heart is not pumping at 100% capacity, one's metabolism, which includes the NeuroHormonal and Immune Systems, pump out chemicals (hormones, cytokines, etc) into the body and bloodstream in order to force the heart to do it's job. These body chemicals are very beneficial and powerful, but when pumped in excess and too often, over time they can do a lot of damage to organs, glands, nerves, muscles, etc.
The medical industry makes medications to inhibit or block some of the more damaging chemicals, hence the names of the meds: Calcium Channel Blockers
, Ace Inhibitors
, Beta Blockers
, Renin Blockers
, Aldesterone Blockers
The medical industry knows that blocking, or inhibiting these body chemicals have a positive effect on Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure and Heart Rhythm problems, but they don't know exactly what causes the excesses of these body chemicals. They know that the body over-produces these chemicals, to get the heart to work at 100% capacity, but they don't exactly know what else causes it to happen.
It's up the each individual to do the detective work and find out their own antagonists and eliminate them from their environment, IMHO.
I've detailed my struggles with Heart Disease in a thread: Heart Disorders
> What I have done to survive Heart Failure & AFib with a high quality of life.
The direct link is: http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=742271