Singha wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:22 am
is it true that pretty much all humans have some amt of heart valve leakage ? ie if someone does a proper ultrasound scan something or other will always come up?
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Anyway, it is not true that valve leakage is normal or very common. Mitral valve prolapse is the best known of congenital regurgitation and affects about 2-3% of the general population, slightly higher figure in some studies and is more common among women. Otherwise, most people should have no leakage on echo cardiograms.
a slightly enlarged prostate was found in stomach organ annual ultrasound this year Jan. it was not found in 2016 Jan. I went to my FILs surgeon cum urinary doc @ fortis and he said not to worry but to take a PSA test, which came back negative. my wife's maternal uncle one of them was found with prostate cancer he is around 65...in apollo chennai cancer center they implanted a 3d scan planned grid of radioactive 'rice grains' into the prostate which releases radioactivity over time , he comes back every year for checkup.
This is one malady that will affect ALL men eventually. If you live to be 100, you are almost 100% likely to have prostate cancer although it may be microscopic and confined to the prostate itself. Symptoms of 'prostatism' start in most men after 60 and even earlier in many.
though i run marathons, my hypothyroid means i tend to put on weight quickly from any indisciplined eating and very hard to lose weight. so while my optimal should be 77kg, i am always around 83-85 in recent years. and my vo2 max is not great so i find it hard to run fast, and if i start making a sustained attempt at fast short runs my legs and hips get minor injury whose downtime i cannot afford in marathon train cycles of 16-20 weeks. so i run slow. and i use a heart rate monitor belt paired to my garmin and keep the HR below 160 on the long runs, esp in the first half. the body anyway lets know when its not able to cope and run becomes a walk and quickly attempting to run again shoots up the HR to 180...in these situations i find drinking some gatorade, a bit of fruit and walking quietly for around 10 mins makes things functional again and one can start jogging very slowly....perhaps a deficit of water and overflow of lactic acid needs time to clear up.
by avoiding office lunch and taking tiffin home i am starting another attempt week2 now of reducing to 77 which really helps over long distances like FM. its easier to get lighter than to develop a more powerful engine. the elites at that distance are usually 5'5" , 60kg paired to a massive but light F135-mki geared turbofan....fuel sipping supercruise mode is the default...with bursts of blue flame cone afterburner use for breakaways. the elite african women esp the ethiopians are barely 5' but i have seen them up close...they are scary fast like gazelles, super graceful.
With thyroid supplements and regular TSH measurements you should be able to stay euthyroid, it is quite simple in most people. Then it becomes a matter of paying attention to three things: 1. Portion control (our biggest problem - pun intended!), 2. Avoid high calorie dense foods esp sweets and 3. Regular exercise.
Exercise alone is never enough for weight loss without calorie control. However it is a great motivator and of course great for overall health. All you need to do is 150 minutes per week, even brisk walking around 45 minutes three times a week is enough.