Hello..My husband had bypass surgery 3 years ago this May 2012. His main artery was 100% clogged...the Cardiologist basically told him he would be on meds for the rest of his life. One year ago he, my husband, "decided" he no longer wanted to take his meds...he stopped his blood pressure meds and lipotor, he only takes one aspirin daily. He eats ALOT of JUNK and hamburgers, tacos, etc. Does he have a death wish?? I've tried changing his diet but he says because he walks daily he is fine. He has been experiencing heartburn and now frequent headaches.
I can only tell you what you already know, he is putting himself at risk for more problems. He has to control his cholesterol which he is not doing if he has heart disease and is eating junk food and ignoring life saving statin therapy. I can't stress this enough, EXERCISE WILL NOT CONTROL HIS CHOLESTEROL LEVELS, period. His exercise will help his blood pressure, but without his meds he may not be doing enough. Does he monitor his blood pressure daily and does he really know how high or low it is? I'm guessing not.
Heartburn can be confused with angina and headaches may be due to diminished blood flow to the brain due to compromised arteries in his neck. He may think he is invincible, but he is headed down a very dangerous road.
Have you spoken to his cardiologist? Perhaps you could both schedule an appointment to get him checked out.
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