Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.
In this podcast, Doctor Warrick Bishop discusses the impact of stress, depression, and anxiety on heart health and overall health.
Depression and anxiety are closely linked to an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, and people who suffer from depression are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease. Stress has two main drivers in the body: the nerves and the hormones. The nerves can directly send messages to the blood vessels to tighten up, which drives up blood pressure. The hormones that the body releases, such as adrenaline and cortisol, lead to fluid retention, elevated blood pressure, insulin resistance, and inflammation. Although we need some sort of fight or flight response, we were never designed to have it run for hours or days at a time.
Stress can also impact the way DNA is expressed, which may be linked to abnormal cellular division and cancer formation. To manage stress, Doctor Bishop recommends awareness and mindfulness, exercise, and meditation. Stress is not your friend, and most stress will have consequences in the longer term.
Finally, Doctor Bishop encourages listeners to evaluate their risk of coronary artery disease and to take steps to reduce their risk.
- Heart disease is a major issue in Australia, with over 20 people dying from it every day.
- Depression and anxiety are closely linked to an increased risk of major cardiovascular events.
- Stress can have a significant impact on our heart health and overall health.
- There are two main drivers of stress in our body: the nerves and hormones.
- The sympathetic nervous system, which is an automated or automatic nervous system, drives the heart and blood pressure up.
- Adrenaline and cortisol, which are hormones released by the body, lead to fluid retention, elevated blood pressure, insulin resistance, and inflammation.
- The impact of stress on the body can act as an external influence on the way DNA is expressed, which may be linked to abnormal cellular division and cancer formation.
- Exercise is incredibly valuable in rebalancing mood and the body's energy system.
- Meditation can also be helpful in managing stress.
- It is important to work on downtime and relaxation to manage stress and look after oneself.
Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.
Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.
Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.
The devastating fact in all of this is…
Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented.
This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast, I would be honoured by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!
Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?
Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.
- 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
- 59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
- Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.
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