when looking healthy isn't enough ....

Doc Pao was like any typical male in his prime. He was into sports and even competed in soccer. He lifted weights and would eat healthy food, occasionally indulging in chicaron, sisig, and lechon. He felt good and he looked good. If anyone were to take a look at him and describe him, healthy would be one of the words that would have been used.

It was one fine day when Doc Pao was going about his day when the pain started. It radiated from his armpits and went straight to his heart. He was caught by surprise. The pain was prickling then it turned into a crushing kind. His jaw became tight and then it too started tingling and throbbing hard. He tried breathing to alleviate the pain but it was not enough. His normally cheery eyes turned colorless and the pain in his chest was severe. Paolo then knew that whatever was happening to him, it was not something to be taken lightly.

A doctor recommended angiogram and angioplasty. They also ordered an ECG and 2D Echo with Doppler. The results yielded something that Doc Pao was not expecting. He had atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis of the coronaries. These are diseases that cannot be taken lightly for they can cause severe angina which could lead to an attack.

Atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-skler-O-sis) is a disease in which plaque (plak) builds up inside your arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other parts of your body. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries. This limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your organs and other parts of your body.

This is also known as the hardening of the arteries. What happens is that it can slowly narrow and harden the arteries throughout the body. This is the number one killer of Americans. It is what is more commonly known as heart attacks caused by sudden blood clots in the heart’s arteries. It is a life threatening blockage and what’s worse is that it can happen without you ever feeling a thing, which was exactly what happened to Doc Pao.

Thankfully, there are ways to avoid this from happening again and this is why Doc Pao embraced a well balanced lifestyle of nutrition and fitness. With proper supplementation of natural cardio remedies that was introduced in a human clinical trial for end stage heart patients in the US, exercise, and healthy foods, Doc Pao is now at his healthiest.

Initially there were challenges especially since he could no longer indulge with his favorite salty and fatty food. He also needed to learn to sleep right and maintain his exercise regimen with goals to hit. However, the thought of being sliced and diced in the operating room was more than enough motivation for him to stick to his new lifestyle and because after he survived what happened, he now knows that he has a mission.

Life is precious and we only live once. God gave Doc Pao a gift and he has promised to take care of it and be thankful for a second chance at life. After all, not everyone gets another go and so he hopes to be able to live a legacy. 

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