life changes on a dime

Life On A Dime

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Nothing is Certain Except Change

Time passes quickly and change happens all around us every day. Like it or not.

Enjoy the moment while you can, one day it will just be another memory.

-Unknown

 

As I eluded to in the last post, time is fickle and health can be fleeting. Many of us are walking around with serious undetected issues. The moral dilemma is what to do about it, if anything.

Perhaps it is more of a personal decision. I’ve known many a patient who suspected a serious malady but chose to ignore it and live on until the natural course of the disease drew their life to an end.

As science and technology push boundaries, functional medicine races to keep up. The array of tests and treatments astound even a seasoned physician. In the end, the choice lies in how long and how well a person wants to live.

 

Opening Up

This podcast episode ties together the previous topic of How Much Is Your Life Worth and reveals a personal note on how quickly things change for everyone.

Given the chance to ponder, life takes on a whole new meaning and direction when the clock is ticking faster for you than everyone else.

 

 

heart rate craziness during a run

 

 

photo credit: Bigstock

 

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Statistics on Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection:

  • Aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement dilation of an artery
  • 6 in 100,000 have thoracic aneurysms
  • Genetics plays a role in the development of thoracic aneurysms
  • Most don’t have symptoms until it leaks or ruptures
  • Death from a thoracic aneurysm dissection is one of the top 15 causes of death
  • Signs include: sudden chest pain that is tearing or ripping, migration of the pain through the chest and down the body, stroke symptoms, passing out, loss of pulse in an extremity
  • Treatment and surgical decisions are based on size
  • Once ruptured, the likelihood of death is significant; many will die instantly or within 24 hours

 

 

 

References:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/424904-overview#a7

https://vascular.org/patient-resources/vascular-conditions/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/aortic-aneurysm/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm

http://johnritterfoundation.org/

 

 

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