The stress relationship between heart disease and my own heart attack on August 12, 2006 has been of interest to me for the last 10 months. At first when I had the attack ,I was not aware of how the coming months and even years of my life would be changed. Until you have lived with the physical as well as the mental and emotional aspects of these changes you do not know really what to expect.

As with anything that happens to us in life, experience is the only true teacher. We can not be expected to feel someone elses heart attack , anxiety attack or panic attacks, phobias , depression and other mental health disorders.

For those of us that have or are still suffering from these situations I believe it is a good idea to do some investigating or you can call it your homework ,into your particular disorder.

Knowledge about your own situation is never a waste of time, even if you think you have been told by professionals ,family or friends there are always new treatments, programs, techniques and scientific studies where new discoveries are made.

It can be easy to fall into the attitude that nothing can be done to help, especially if you have been suffering for a long time. The more time that goes by the harder it may be to see the possibilities of a recovery or the trust may be gone in the ability to see,learn and use new coping skills so that your own recovery and managment of your disorder can begin.

I am glad I kept searching and continue to search for meaning and coping skills I can use in my own life because as I have said before, knowledge is power. When we begin to feel powerful in situations such as in a stress relationship ,this feeling reinforces our mind to keep moving forward and each time we feel this power we get emotionally stronger. Some people call this positive reinforcement.

Open your emotional toolbox and put power and positive reinforcement inside the box. Whenever you need it , just open this toolbox and get out the specific tool for the issue of the moment that you are dealing with.

Here is an article on what scientists have found.

Scientists have long puzzled over the fact that many heart attacks occur in the persons apparently free of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. What, they ask accounts for these heart attacks.

The answer, according to some, may lie not merely in physiology but in behavior. In the last 30 years or so, a small group of scientists has held steadfastly to the hypothesis that the way people think, feel, and act as they cope with the daily stresses of life can have a profound, sometimes deadly effect on their hearts.

Through thousands of interviews with heart attack patients, these researchers have discovered common traits, behavioural responses, and stress reactions that appear to be associated with increased risk for heart disease.

By following individuals with evidence of such patterns, they have been able to amass enough evidence to support the idea that stress and how we react to it plays an important, perhaps controversial, role in the risk factor profile.

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