Heart disease is the same im both men and women.
Fact: Women are actually sicker than
men when they have heart attacks; the heart attack is more severe and
more aften fatal. Prevention is key!
Myth: If I excrcise I'll lose weight OR
I am not losing weight because I am not exercising.
Fact: It is the amount of calories you
eat! Most people eat more when they exercise so either the weight stays
or goes up. No, it usually is not the muscle but fat that goes up. The
only definitive way to lose werght is to close your mouth and eat
less!! If you then exercise you might actually become thin.
Myth: I can diet Monday through Friday
and then cheat on the weekend.
Fact: NO!NO! When you do that you throw
off the metabolic process so that you gain it all back Saturday and
Sunday. Eat less and then if you count calories you can eat something
you like, a tiny amount, and not gain. Remember, if you cheat with any
fad diet such as Atkins, weight gain is the only guarantee.
Myth: Erectile dysfunction (ED) is rare.
Fact: ED affects millions of men!
Myth: ED is usually only psychological
or related to medication.
Fact: The most frequent cause is
Myth: ED is reversible.
Fact: The causes of ED include vascular
pathology, psychological factors and certain medications often in
combination. What is required is a dialogue between the patient and the
doctor together with initiating early prevention of vascular disease.
Myth: Viagra or any other stimulant is
really all I need for sexual function to improve.
Fact: Early control of blood pressure
(stop salt!), cholesterol/triglyceride levels and NOT SMOKING will
ensure open arteries to guarantee normal blood flow.*
* The Doppler exam of the carotid artery, abdominal
aorta and peripheral arteries of the lower extremities is the window
into the arterial system. This study enables one to visualize the
presence or absence of Atherosclerotic and calcified plaques along the
walls of the arteries and is an indirect clue as to what is going on in
the coronary artery system.