How It Happens The heart pumps blood enriched with oxygen and vital nutrients throughout the entire body by way of a network of arteries. The heart itself must also be supplied with oxygen-rich blood in order to perform its job. Heart disease occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked due to fatty material building up in the arteries and eventually closing them off. This process is called atherosclerosis , or “hardening of the arteries.” The fatty buildup can eventually close the arteries off, or, if the fatty deposit breaks, a blot clot can form, which can also block the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart. As a result, the heart becomes badly damaged due to tissue death from lack of oxygen. Common Symptoms Chest Pain Cold sweats, shortness of breath and lightheadedness Heart attack Coronary heart disease commonly leads to heart attack. If you believe you are experiencing a heart attack, call 911 or contact your emergency response system immediately. Learn more about heart a...
What Happens When You Lose 100 Pounds? In part 1 of, "What Happens When You Lose 100 Pounds?" , two questions were asked. The first question asked if it were possible for the average person to lose 100 pounds and, if so, what follows such an extreme weight loss? It was shown that it was not unusual for people who have had gastric bypass surgery to lose 100 pounds or more. This leaves only the final question: What happens when you lose 100 pounds? Health Benefits of Weight Loss Should you lose 100 pounds, you can most certainly expect an improvement in your health. A 2007 University of Kentucky weight loss program conducted across a nine-year period showed that participants probably:
reduced the risk for heart disease by 50% ,
lowered LDL cholesterol by 20% ,
lowered blood-fat levels by 36% ,
lowered blood-sugar levels by 17% , and
significantly lowered blood pressure .
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What Happens When You Lose 100 Pounds? Perhaps you are in pre-gastric bypass surgery mode and deliberating what the new you might look like and feel like. You might have an image of a slimmed down version of the current you, happily shredding your physician’s prescription pad. Those blue slips that had been traded for meds to control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are no longer needed, and your vendetta with poor health is put to rest at last. The doctor’s pad has been quartered and disabled and a stake driven through its’ little blue heart. You are healthy now. You may imagine yourself finally getting the promotion that is long overdue from a boss who suddenly thinks you are a bit more qualified since your dramatic weight loss. Better yet, you may vision yourself applying your toe to your employer’s forehead as he begs you to reconsider your resignation. You apply that last bit of pressure that topples him over while saying something like, &...
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