Cardiac Atrophy--Don't Let your Heart to atrophy
March 23, 2012 7:57am CST
I've got a lot of books on cardiac problems. Some of the chapters talk about cardiac atrophy. Cardiac atrophy happens due to physical inactivity. You are lucky if you are the ones who are always out on the go-walking, jogging or whatever. Heart rehabilitation patients are advised to walk although only a coupl of steps. Your heart is like muscle. The larger the muscle, the more efficient it pumps blood in your body. When heart atrophies, its capability to pump blood is weak. Beware if you are smokers, and non smokers who are always around smokers, cigarette smoking may in the long run harden the wall of your heart, thus making blood pumping less efficient. What about you my dear mylotters, Do you take care of your heart? How?
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23 Mar 12
Cardiac atrophy is actually rare to persons who are heavy smokers and who also has higher levels of HDL ( High- Density Lipoprotein ) in their blood, what usually happens is its opposite which is Heart Hypertrophy. The heart enlarges because of too much water and other fluids being stuck inside the Pericardium and its surrounding blood vessels. Physical inactivity in terms of body muscles doesn't always go with the muscles of the heart, they have notable differences actually, It really does not always result to an atrophy at all times.
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23 Mar 12
I am so glad, you took the time, with validation to clarify this, as a retired paramedic, I tend to be overly cautious when I read somewhat blanket statements! I agree with the poster, tho...that exercise, is one key to GOOD Heart health!
26 Mar 12
I have a strong heart, if not i'm sure it's much stronger than people around me. I'm an active person and i'm always on the move. I'm not one to sit around for long, thus i'm exercising my heart as often as i ought to. There isn't any moment i'm not using it to pump more blood because i'm climbing up the stairs on a daily basis. Be it at work or going home, i rarely use the stairs, depending on where i am. Smokers might have weaker heart but it doesn't mean they are unhealthy too. A lot depends on the structure of their body and health basic foundation.