I'm wondering about heart disease ... do any of you have it? And if so, how do you deal with it? I have MAJOR heart disease in my birth family and am starting to show some heart symptoms. It may be stress (majorly stressful life here) and then again it might be something else. I am now officially wired up with electrodes for a few days. No big deal, but I have to admit my mind is more than wandering to heart disease. Yes, my good cholesterol is low and my bad is not HIGH, but higher than we'd like. I eat well and exercise regularly. My weight is in the "average" zone ... not overweight. I don't know about my birth family and cholesterol but I'd bet it was high in more than one member. I'm curious as to why my doctor doesn't have me on a med other than the prescription strength niacin ... 1500 units a day.
How about you guys? What's up with your hearts?
Thanks for any and/or all info. you can give me!
age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise