This Risk Factor Cuts Your Life Short After a Heart Attack
It’s the number one killer of women…and deadlier than all cancers combined.1 And if that’s not frightening enough…
Researchers from Lithuania looked at 160 patients after a myocardial infarction (MI)—also known as a heart attack. Not only did they find that women were more likely to be depressed after a MI. The team discovered patients going through depression after a heart attack were up to six times more likely to die in the six months after.2
According to lead study author, Professor Pranas Serpytis, “The increased risk of death in patients with depression persists up to 18 months after the MI. But despite the fact that post-MI depression is common and burdensome, the condition remains under-recognized and undertreated.”3
Major depression follows a MI in about 20% of patients. It’s an important predictor of disability. It can also help predict poor quality of life afterwards. Experts can’t explain the link. They believe depression makes heart disease symptoms worse. Fatigue may cause you to avoid getting treatment. Feelings of worthlessness could make you give up altogether.4
And if antidepressants come into the mix, things can get even worse…
That’s because a study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found taking them can increase your risk of irregular heartbeat. It can be a fatal problem.5 Not something you’d want to give to a heart attack patient… But that doesn’t stop doctors from handing them out.
There are natural ways to prevent a second MI—and ease depression—after a first heart event.
Every 10 grams of fiber you eat drops your risk by up to 15%.6 And high-fiber foods like artichokes are also a great source of probiotics. These helpful bugs don’t just help digestion. They may also help prevent depression. That’s because 95% of your serotonin—the “feel good” chemical—is made in your gut. In other words, a balanced gut could mean a better outlook on life.7
Being depressed after a heart attack is more than an inconvenience. It could be putting your health in even more danger. Your best bet is to use natural solutions—like adding fiber to your diet—to support your heart and boost your mood. Just be sure to get fiber from organic fruits and vegetables instead of inflammatory grains. But these aren’t the only ways to keep your heart in top shape…
Some brave doctors are finally telling the truth about America’s #1 killer…and what really causes—and treats—heart disease.
Like the natural supplement a Mayo Clinic professor prescribes to all his heart patients…and the natural nutrient from fruit that has been shown to lower cholesterol safer than a well-known prescription drug.