did you know that cardiovascular disease kills more women than all cancers combined? That is a very sobering statement. We're all so in tune with gut health.
If you're running to the loo 24. 7 or you can't go to the loo, you will be proactive because that is having a major effect on the quality of your life. Ditto with your hormones. If they're up and down like a fiddler's elbow, you will be proactive with that. Again, it's going to affect the quality of your life in terms of holding down a job.
Brain fog, not, not being able to remember the days of the week, just trying to keep it all together. Unfortunately, the first sign of heart disease can be fatal, like you can keel over with a heart attack or have a massive stroke. The heart is a muscle like your gut. It's like the worker that just keeps on going, never complains.
Most of us don't think about our heart. As I said, our gut is also a muscle and most of us are very in tune with that. Our heart is a muscle, but it kind of just keeps on going. We don't think about it. We get up every day. We go here, we go there. Eat this, eat that. Anyway, long story short, I decided to eat my own dog food and did a cardiometabolic test before Christmas, which was a blood draw.
Anyway, the picture in the head was that everything was going to be fantastic, but unfortunately that was not what came back. Some of those biomarkers, some of those blood test results were slightly out. So for me, that's the tap on the shoulder. to get everything sorted out and not sit back and wait for heart disease to come to me.
I can stop anything in its tracks now. The issue for a lot of us is we do ignore our heart. Hypertension, high blood pressure is known as the silent killer for good reason. You can have highly elevated blood pressure with no symptoms and keel over with a heart attack or a stroke. No one wants that.
Anyway. I would say once you get to mid forties onwards. It's a really good idea to do an M. O. T. on your heart. You do an M. O. T. on your car, you have to legally anyway. But your heart is your ticker and it's keeping you going. So it's always a good idea to have a look at what is going on underneath the hood.
I like this particular test because it has lots of blood markers, blood tests that unfortunately the NHS will not do, but you need a complete overall picture so you know where to intervene and how to intervene. Anyway, that's my bit for the day. And if you'd like to have a chat, please feel free to click the link below and we can just have a quick chat about what I've discussed and see what you want to do.