Hearts Don’t “Attack”
Usually, we find ourselves in a crisis that could have been prevented.
I started my medical career as an emergency room physician. I graduated, with honors, from Texas Tech University School of Medicine after doing a fellowship in Cardiovascular Pharmacology and acting as Chief Resident. One thing different I noticed from my residency at the V.A. Medical Center in Amarillo, TX was the age at which people were having “heart attacks”. Many of these men were only in their 50’s as opposed to 70’s. They were still raising families. As the ER doctor, I found myself having to go out to mothers with their children and give the routine “We did everything we could” speech. The medical literature was solid that so-called sudden “heart attacks” were not sudden at all. These events of blood clots stopping blood flow to the heart (or brain, in the case of stroke) were the end result of years of making choices we know lead to blood clots forming in arteries leading to the brain and heart. The medical literature was also pointing out early warning signs that would allow doctors and patients to know years before hand if a “red light” was on.
Physician Heal Thyself
When I was 35, I had a 37 year old come in with a “heart attack”. That got my attention. I almost didn’t get into the United States Marine Corps because of high blood pressure. That got worse with age and putting on extra pounds. In addition, my cholesterol levels were up and my blood sugar was up to the level of diabetic. I reversed all these red flags for “heart attack”/stroke by changing what I ate and getting more exercise. I then started a medical practice educating others to do the same. Many of my patients were from Pantex and the V.A. Medical Center where blood work is done annually. I would have patients come in with 5-10 years’ worth of lab work. By studying these, I was able to tell which lab numbers best predicted problems the earliest. I have compiled these lab tests into Whether Reports. Male or female, this battery of tests will alert you early on to “whether” problems such as: ”heart attack”, stroke ,diabetes, Alzheimer’s, liver/kidney disease, cancer and more may be in your future. Because these are done in volume, we are able to offer the panel at a fraction of what they would normally cost.