Have You Ever Heard of SCAD?
I nearly lost my darling daughter.
She was rushed to hospital suffering from a heart attack, she is only 47 runs every day & eats carefully. She was diagnosed with SCAD spontaneous coronary artery dissection. This is where veins leading to the heart or away from the heart break.
In Kim's case she had two veins broken. Fortunately they do mend if care is taken not to overdo things, no stress, no lifting of heavy equipment.
She had tests to find no damage was done to the heart, so it was just a case of taking it easy until she mended. But what happens to these people that suffer from SCADS is that they keep having the same pain, thinking they are having another heart attack they are in and out of hospital.
Doctors have no idea what is causing young people to have this condition, as they appear to be fit people. It is thought by some, that it is brought on by hormonal changes in the body & of course stress.
As Kim is now a single mum she has had her fair share of stress & worry. As her mother, I have of course tried to help her and the 2 grand children.
Fortunately she is making good recovery. She has been given some medication that helps her to sleep at night and relax. Although her chest feels squeezed at times and she gets short of breath, the symptoms are gradually fading.
I do wonder though, these people are high achievers & have pushed their bodies hard. Maybe damage is done to the heart & veins through excess straining. Kim was an Iron Woman before marriage, a very strenuous sport.
What are your thoughts on this?
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