Ten days after Joshua Woo celebrated his 29th birthday, he got a stent in his heart. He was shocked as he felt healthy as always. He is so young. There was no discomfort; nothing was amiss.
He found out he had Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) after going for a regular health check-up. Even the doctors did not know how he got it.
During the procedure, the doctors discovered that my LAD artery was actually 80% blocked – the one time you don’t want to hear your score is an ‘A1’.
CAD is a major killer and one of the most common diseases in Singapore.
A fitness trainer who kept to a healthy lifestyle
Woo was a fitness trainer who exercised 5 times a week, did not smoke or have a family history of CAD. His lifestyle and eating habits are healthier than you and me.
I felt no chest pain, no discomfort – nothing. I don’t drink often or a lot. I don’t smoke. I don’t have family history. My blood sugar and blood pressure are fine. My body fat is fine. I work out 5x a week. I don’t think I eat unhealthily. And yet, it happened to me.
Sharing his story to spread awareness
Today, Woo counts his blessings. The incident happened last year and he has since gone back to exercising regularly. He hopes that by sharing his experience, he can remind others to take note of their health and their loved ones regardless of their age.
Don’t take anything (especially your health) for granted.
Don’t be complacent. I always thought these sort of things would never happen to me… until it did.
Go for regular health check ups, and remind your loved ones and those around you to go for theirs too.
Stay safe and take care.
The million $ question. Is he vaccinated?
A shocking discovery indeed. Perhaps another shocking one, yet to be revealed, is … what actually constitutes healthy eating. After all, you simply cannot out-run or out-exercise a poor diet. In any case, I wish you well and urge anyone concerned to re-look at their diet (and lifestyle).
How about consuming lards – those used on char kway teow with clams? Could be the reason!
I like to eat those things and I am taking Simvastatin regularly.
That’s why I use to mention about the Gahment’s frequent harsh actions against smoking but seldom mentioned about such food and also high sugar contents esp. of cola drinks, and the fact that since 83% of any group of people are non- or anti-smokers hint that the main objective is votes influencing.
Yes 83% of voters being non smoking.
People need to more about CAC score. https://youtu.be/uLxleetQgUA
Unfortunately, we all think we eat ” healthy” when the dietary guidelines may be the cause of many chronic disease. People are taught to fear animal fats and go for ultra processed vegetable seeds oil and eat as much sugar and carbs as possible when it’s those food items that has been shown to be associated with chronic diseases like CVD
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That’s a great point
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