Coronary heart disease (COD), also known as ischemic heart disease, is the leading cause of death in the UK and worldwide. CHD describes what happens when the blood supply to your heart is blocked or cut off by a buildup of fatty substances in the arteries. It is often a precursor to heart failure. CHD is often caused by poor lifestyle decisions. Research He fell into an incredibly dangerous situation – a daily bowel movement.
Researchers have examined the association of bowel movement frequency with major vascular and nonvascular diseases outside of the digestive system.
To do this, participants from 10 geographically diverse areas in China were enrolled between 2004 and 2008 by screening data from the China Kaduri Biobank.
For the study, 487, 198 participants aged 30 to 79 years without cancer, heart disease and stroke were included and followed for an average of 10 years.
What did the researchers learn?
Participants who had a bowel movement “more than once a day” had a higher risk of developing ischemic heart disease compared to the reference group (“once a day”), the researchers wrote.
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Moreover, this trend has been observed in other chronic conditions such as heart failure, chronic lung disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
In addition, the low frequency of bowel movements (“less than three times per week”) is also associated with high risks of ischemic heart disease, major cardiac events, ischemic stroke and CKD.
The researchers concluded: “BMF [bowel movement frequency] It was associated with future risks of many vascular and non-vascular diseases. Integrating BMF assessment and health counseling into primary care should be considered.
The link is not surprising. For example, constipation is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and patients with cardiovascular disease are prone to constipation.
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Some people don’t know they have CHD before they have a heart attack.
Angina is a term used to describe the most common symptoms of CHD.
According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) these include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Pain when traveling through the body
How to respond to heart failure
Myocardial infarction or MI is a serious medical emergency in which the blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually due to a blood clot.