Underlying Stress Higher than Previously Realised
A growing number of suspected heart attacks are occurring in Switzerland, which when investigated no sign of a heart attack or unhealthy veins or heart is found. This leaves medical practitioners searching for the causes of this phenomena.
The following is pure conjecture yet based on over 20 years of the studying stress. As there is no detailed study to prove the principles it rests on, we all have a duty to start with what we know and suspect therefore, to observe, take greater care and to work at reducing stress levels.
If you currently suffer from high stress or live or work with someone who reacts to high stress peaks, your observations can help to isolate important developments thus assist new methods of approaching better solutions to bring down stress. One of the most important aspects of this is to reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol know to be dangerous to the heart as well as the brain.
Life in this modern era is stressful; there is no doubt of this fact. It is already well known that underlying stress levels are higher than they should be. It is also well known that the brain/mind acclimatises to sustained stressful situations. This simply raises the underlying stress threshold. People reconfigure their self expectations by being determined not to be a weakling and to soldier on. WRONG!! This strategy is like putting a 40amp fuse in a 5amp fuse holder. When that blows your renew your determination to keep going and put a 100 amp fuse in the 5amp holder. The next step is overwhelm and burnout. One of the symptoms of very high stress thresholds is the ability to suffer a sudden high stress crisis due to a minor event. This is frequently referred to as having a very short tolerance fuse thus reaching a breaking point. As these crises grow they indicate closeness to burnout.
The point being raised here is that the condition is far worse than ever suspected. This is the problem and danger of acclimatization to high stress thresholds. High and prolonged production of cortisol in the blood stream is known to block the regeneration of muscle tissue. The heart is largely muscle so that is an important issue for heart health. The connection between stress and the heart may now be far greater than previously expected.
One growing concern is that younger men of 35 upwards are being stricken by this mysterious bogus heart crisis syndrome. One common denominator is these men are very sportive. This leads to concerns of over stressing the heart physically because it is weakened by muscle degeneration as a result of cortisol interference in muscle regeneration.
Heart attacks leave traces and heart scaring. In these bogus heart attacks there are no signs of actual heart attacks. This may lead to conjecture that heart muscle tissue is weakened thus gives bogus heart attack symptoms such as severe chest pains. This should not be misconstrued to believing everything is actually okay. It is not. Therefore anyone suffering these confusing symptoms should take great care with appropriate medical guidance. Over exertion could lead to sudden death syndrome as a result of cortisol depleted heart muscle rupturing when being over exerted.
Be warned this is all conjecture. It is not scare mongering as it is based on growing evidence albeit heavily reliant on circumstantial evidence. To take this lightly would be negligent. However, any effort to reduce stress has to be a good thing whatever the state of health due to the growing stress base lines. So the message here is better to start taking the reduction of stress early rather than get caught in a serious situation.
If you have experienced any of the above or know someone who has, please leave your comments below.
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