Check the risk of Sudden Death
- I have strong sense of responsibility and am very serious to anything.
- I have stage fright and get nervous in front of people.
- I eat faster than other people.
- I like fatty meat and fried food.
- I’m fat and my stomach is sticking out.
- I drink alcohol every day.
- I don’t exercise regularly.
- My life is irregular and sleeping time is less than 5 hours.
- I smoke.
- I like soaking in a hot bath and sauna.
How many clauses apply to you?
If it is more than five, the risk of sudden death is high.
People who live with the above life style easily feels stress and their life tends to be irregular. That causes the elevation of blood pressure and heart rate, putting a burden on the heart. It also easily happens that the flexibility of the blood vessel is lost, causing the hardening of the blood vessel. As a result, the risk of sudden death becomes higher.
60 % of sudden death are heart diseases.
Acute Heart Failure
Acute heart failure which we hear often as the cause of sudden death is the condition that the function of the heart suddenly declines and the heart stops.
The major causes of acute heart failure are cardiomyopathy, valvular disease and myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Among these, acute myocardial infarction has the highest risk of sudden death.
Acute Myocardial Infarction
The coronary artery which delivers blood to the heart muscle becomes narrower due to hardening of the blood vessel caused by the accumulation of cholesterol or others and if blood clots block the narrowed pathway and stops blood flow, the heart muscle can’t receive blood and becomes necrotic. This is called myocardial infarction.
If the blocked area is not good, the heart suddenly stops and sudden death occurs within a few minutes, which is acute myocardial infarction.
Sign of Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Most myocardial infarctions happen after the process of angina.
Angina is the condition that the heart muscle is lack of blood due to narrowing of coronary arteries.
The major symptom in angina is pain in the chest accompanying pressure like squeezing.
However, only half of people with angina shows this symptom. The remaining half complains about pain in abdomen, back, shoulder, arms, lower jaw, teeth or throat. This is called referred pain.
Referred pain of angina occurs within 30 cm from the heart. Referred pain is caused by the brain mixing up pain in the other area with pain in the heart because the nerve for the heart goes into the same bundle of nerves as the nerves for other part of the body around the spinal cord. If the cause of the pain in the above area is unknown, it can be caused by angina.
Risk Factors of Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
Risk factors causing myocardial infarction are:
High blood pressure, Smoking, Dyslipidemia, Diabetes, Stress, Obesity, Aging, Heredity, etc.
The risk of myocardial infarction caused by three major risk factors which are high blood pressure, smoking and dyslipidemia is twice higher than normal people if one of three applies to you, and the risk becomes 5 times higher if two of three apply to you, and the risk becomes about 10 times higher if all three apply to you.
The key to prevent sudden death is Vascular Age
Vascular age is a guide line of how old your blood vessel is. Blood vessels become harder with age. While blood vessels of 20s are flexible, soft and elastic, the blood vessels of 70s become hard and fragile. The higher the vascular age is, the higher the risk of hardening of blood vessels is.
High vascular age elevates the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), cerebral infarction (stroke), high blood pressure and diabetes.
Check the risk of your vascular age
- I eat until my stomach is full.
- I like salty food.
- I eat or drink something within 2 hours before going to bed.
- I have gained weight a lot compared with the past.
- I just stay home on a day off without doing exercises very much.
- I’m hasty and get irritated easily.
- My parent, brother or sister had a heart disease or stroke.
If more than 4 clauses apply to you, your vascular age can be more than your age.
How to rejuvenate vascular age
To rejuvenate your vascular age, increasing NO in your blood is effective.
NO softens and widens blood vessels. As a result of that, blood flow becomes better and waste matters are hard to attach the wall of blood vessels.
It is important to take LTP (Lacto tripeptide) in order to increase NO.
Food to rejuvenate your vascular age
66 years old woman whose vascular age was 80 years old ate a specific food for a week and her vascular age became 64 years old (-16 years old).
67 years old male whose vascular age had been 70 years old ate the same food for a week and his vascular age became 44 years old (-26 years old).
6 out of 7 people who attended the experiment had younger vascular age after eating the specific food for a week.
The food to rejuvenate your vascular age is Blue Cheese.
30 grams (1 Ounce) per day is recommended amount (Fig. 1).
The amount of LTP (within 100 grams):
Blue Cheese: 46 mg
Cheder Cheese: 40 mg
If you don’t like blue cheese, cheder cheese can be a replacement.
Vascular Massage to rejuvenate Vascular Age
1. Put your left hand on the right chest below the clavicle.
2. Massage the muscle of the chest up and down, left and right with your palm for a minute (Fig. 2).
3. Massage the left chest with your right hand for a minute.
4. Massage inside of the forearm from the wrist to the elbow with the strength of good pain for both arms (Fig. 3).
NO is secreted by the stimulation to the blood vessels.