Being One’s Own Cardiologist


Majid Ali, M.D.

New or acute chest symptoms may or may not indicate the presence of a heart problem. One needs an experienced doctor to make that determination and prescribe treatment for it. One cannot be one’s own cardiologist under these conditions.

The second episode of chest symptoms after a negative cardiology evaluation may or may not indicate the presence of a heart problem. Again one needs an experienced doctor to make the diagnosis and treat it appropriately.

Shared Responsibility

The recurrence of similar chest symptoms after that creates an option of a different design: responsibility shared between the doctor and the patient. The doctor continues to treat the problem while the patient can become his assistant, an individual who is willing and able to assume the responsibility of preventing future symptoms. She or he can learn about the nature of the problem, detect the triggers that cause the symptoms, and take simple steps to avoid recurrences of symptoms. This is what I call being one’s own doctor—cardiologist in the current context. It can take several weeks to several months.

Being One’s Own Cardiologist

Safety first. So, do not stop your medication until you have learned well the information presented in SHH video articles in the following area:

* Slow Limbic Breathing to slow down and calm the heart, and to control muscle tightness and slow the heart rate
* Avoidance of sugar, caffeine (from coffee, tea, and colas) to control symptoms
* Gentle, non-competitive spiritual (prayerful) exercise (no huffing and puffing please)
* Control and prevent fermentation in the mind*
* Control and prevent fermentation in the bowel (when that exists)

*Mental fermentation is my term for mental clutter that endlessly processes toxic thoughts and creates mental pollution, rather than mental clarity.

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