Considering all the physical reasons for Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD), it seems to me that many of the coping mechanisms we use to numb this fear and anxiety actually feeds the physical problem. Eating, smoking, caffeine, poor and convenient fast food diet.
When I looked at the feelings that were listed as coming up post CVD diagnosis listed here:
We didn't manage to discuss it but there was a small town in Eastern Pennsylvania called Rosetto that is worth paying attention to! I have included the link below for those who are interested in seeing how, if we live as a caring and connected community we can influence our physical health outcomes.
As with everything in our bodies, a combined approach is always preferred - don't discount the amazing work medicine and doctors can do when we bring a fully committed and dedicated approach as the patient.
Recognising the signs of a heart attack for Men
Recognising the signs of heart attack for Women
The Heart Foundation
The Heart Research Foundation
World Health Organisation.
World Health Organisation, Integrated Management of Cardiovascular Risk
European Society of Cardiology, European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics
Heart Research Institute (UK).
The Rosetto Affect
Unimed Living - The True Cause of Heart Disease
Contact numbers are here
Lifeline 13 11 14
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.