Has anyone ever heard of having a wrinkle in the earlobe as a symptom that you have or will have heart issues/a heart attack? I am 60 and have some wrinkles, just about everywhere, but never thought it was an indication that I may suffer a heart attack one day. A younger man whose had 3 told me this. Although, he has diabetes and is overweight. I cannot find any info on this!
Good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack/stroke
Epidemiologic studies (EDS) have revealed risk factors for atherosclerosis (typically affecting the coronary, carotid and peripheral arteries), which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction, or mutation), diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes secondhand) inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity"), high blood pressure (hypertension), diet high in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, high LDL, high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, LOW HDL (less than 40 mg/dL, an HDL level of 60/65 mg/dL or more is considered protective against coronary artery disease), high homocysteine, and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).
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