I would argue to HAVE THE SCAN done.
Three years ago I had a TIA, which plunked me into a hospital for 2 days,
where I underwent every test imaginable. A CAC scan wasnít included, but a
nurse suggested I get one, a freebie at this hospital. I thought 'free is good,
I was sent home with a prescription for a ďstrongĒ statin, and they also
pushed a daily baby aspirin.
Apparently, because they were so fixated on my cholesterol, they failed to
identify my severe heart disease!
It took a five minute CT scan to discover my precarious situation, I had a
shocking, 'better write that Will', 4 digit score!
I immediately dove into researching just how I had gotten myself into such
a pickle, and how I might get the hell out.
I was a grain-a-holic vegetarian for 35 years, and I learned from the Fat
Emperor, that all those processed grains and sugars caused an ongoing train
wreck inside my arteries.
Now I eat nothing processed, Iím on a strict Ketogenic diet, which Iím
convinced is going to be my salvation.
So, I think the scan my have saved my bacon!, Bacon.... yes!, itís time to eat!
Another way to indirectly check your heart health, and avoid being zapped
with the scan, would be to have a blood test, including insulin. That could
also show you if you're heading for the rocks.
Last edited by oob-la-dee : Fri, Apr-17-20 at 08:11.