No - he has never smoked. All in all, he lives what most would consider a healthy lifestyle. His mother has high cholesterol as well, and so did her father. It seems in this case it truly is genetic. There are definitely some lifestyle things he can change to help, but he will likely be confined to medication for the rest of his life - and lot and lots of bran!
Three of my brother in-laws of my hubbies side all have had stroke and heart surgeries. They were all pretty fit but smoked as a addiction in that department..
One is still not good after a year's triple by-pass. An infections that never left his body and he is still under specialist care although he is home. So I just prayed for your brother in-law that all goes well in those last three weeks after surgery. That is the crisis if an infection starts..
My hubby is a yearly going to the doctor for the yearly pyhscial but he always was good that way and stil is . he is from 9 in his family. He needs to lose his tummy weight doc said. . He loves to cook for us and the right amount and the healthy way but it is winter in Canada so he does not exercise till Spring. It is Brrrrr freezing. Minus's.
Men can act like mules at times. With exercising. Especaillly when retired. The tv is sports and try to pry him away in the winter from that. Like pulling teeth.
. My hubby does not smoke all his brothers do and two sisters. Him and one other sister is non smokers. I dont smoke .
My brother-in-law is one of the skinniest people I know, and has been since we were teenagers. He eats fairly healthy - lots of almonds, avocados and other good fats, and plenty of fruit and veggies, but probably more red meat than he needs and more ice cream. He turned 40 in December.
Was having some chest pain - thought he had pulled a muscle but my sister made him go to the dr to get it checked. They did an EKG, just in case, and it was all over the place - long story short, he had a very very small heart attack - and today is is going through quadruple - possibly quintuple- bypass surgery. His cholesterol is off the charts - around 500 - and his arteries to his heart are all clogged! His dad died at 47 of a heart attack, but he was obese and smoked, so that is what they attributed it to. Apparently, it's genetics.
Anyway - I guess my point is - first of all - please pray for him today. He is literally in surgery right now and probably for the next six hours. Secondly - don't assume you or a loved one is fine - get a physical. Get your vitals checked. Make everyone you love do it! My husband has not had a pysical since highschool - guess what, he has one scheduled for next week now. If you haven't had one in a while - do it!
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