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I have been diagnosed with “stiff heart” and would like to have as much information on this topic first hand. Any way to improve this conditions? What do I expect as it progresses?
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Good information. I did not know that masks came with antiviral coating.
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@hopeful33250 It is good to know, because from what I have heard, virus germs are too small to be stopped by regular face masks, and viral germs are of course the type you would be most apt to get on airplanes.
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@ninimurphy I do think hospital visits can cause you to get sick, it may be best to wear a mask when you go there. Sorry you have been through so many ailments. If you are worn down then I am sure there is a connection with you being able to shake things off. When my children were young I used to tell my son he had to get his sleep so his "GI Joe's" would be strong to fight off germs. I was fairly strict about them getting to bed at a good time and they really did not get sick as much as many children do.
I bought masks for flying that have an anti-viral coating. I did not wear them last year when we went away in the fall but I did in February when we went away. I figured that was in the middle of flu season. They are an inconvenience but I would rather have the inconvenience than get sick, particularly when we are flying to somewhere. I don't worry about it quite as much when we are flying home, although I did wear the mask then too.
I was thinking of using a mask next visit. I did not know they had anti-viral ones. Going to medical store to inquire. Thanks!
@lioness I actually had to look up CAD, it didn't immediately come to me. So what methods did you have to help you with that, a bypass?
I always assumed I would have heart problems because both of my parents passed away in their 60s from heart problems but so far my heart is good. My sister and I have spoken about how in those days people didn't get the exercise that most of us do now. That has to make a difference, I am sure. Of course my problems were from allowing myself to be very overweight for many years. Because of that I hate it when I see young people who are very overweight. I don't want them to pay for their mistakes like I had to.
@Contantandwell yes I had a triple by pass my arteries where blocked 85,90,95% so the Dr took veins from my leg after 23 yrs I still have the scar.My rehab was 6weeks the exercises are so important to our health along with a Mediterranean diet which I try to follow.With my back problems now the Dr told me to swim 2times a week so I do chair exercise 2times a week adding swimming now .
Your diligence is remarkable. You set a high standard for everyone to follow!
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@hopeful33250 thanks When the medicine the Dr didn't work thats when I started studying holistic ,foods,herbs,homeopathic medicine's Ive always been exercise concious if not now my son would boot me
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@ninimurphy they have them at CVS and Walgreens too. I just googled them. I got mine at CVS.
@lioness I don’t actually swim, I sort of jog in the water and I do a “faux” breast stroke with my feet on the bottom. I go backwards too.
I don’t like to put my face in the water without holding my nose! Plus I wear my Bluetooth hearing aids in the pool so I can exercise to music – obviously I don’t get my ears wet either. The music keeps me going to the beat, and makes the time go by faster. I also go to water aerobics classes but I don’t have my music on then.
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@lioness my son is my inspiration and my cheerleader too. He’s very proud of how much I have turned things around.
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@Contantandwell thats great just keep moving ,sons our great aren't they
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@ninimurphy I know it can be difficult to face a transplant, and frankly initially I was not sure if I wanted to do it. When things got worse though I was ready to proceed and thankfully not too long after that I did have a liver transplant.
Having a life-saving transplant changes everything. You never look at things in the same way again, and are grateful for every day that you are given. I feel great, no ill effects from the transplant. I do of course have to be careful of infections due to the immunosuppressants and right now I have the second cold I have had in a few weeks! This did not happen last year, I don't know why it is now, but I am in that miserable, coughing, sneezing, sore throat, headachy type of feeling so taking it easy today. No temp, this is just a cold.
Speaking of transplants, today is my "transplantiversary". It's been two great years. It really is like a re-birth.
I send you love and prayers for continued health on this special day!!
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hi again. i just realized by remembering that i have h pylori. and now a pre pyloric stomach. again another inflammatory disease to add to the many others. i would be a great subject to help analyze this disease of many issues. keep trekkin. with care, peach,
@peach For inflammation buy ginger-turmeric tea if you can drink this it is good for inflammation and ginger is good for upset stomach. I use the ginger myself and it reduces the acid in stomach
@lioness he's pretty much a fitness nut and he eats well so he's on top of me if he thinks I am not. For all of his growing up years I did not exercise and I was heavy so he is really happy to see me taking better care of myself. My daughter is less expressive but I know she is too. She is more "normal" and does, like most of us, give in to temptation at times. She swims for exercise.
@lioness @peach414144 If you are referring to the ginger turmeric "chai" made by Rissi or something like that, I love it. The only problem is that it is sweetened so I don't drink it too much. They sell it at Whole Foods. It tastes so indulgent though, yummy.
I put chai in quotation marks because it is called chai but chai translates to tea and it really is not tea, at least not tea made from tea leaves.
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