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My 21 y/o mate collapsed yesterday bcos of his heart

He was at work collapsed. His heart rate was 180 when he got to hospital. Ho looks to be OK now as his heart rate was 90 last night. WHAT COULD BE WRONG WITH HIM?????????????? The nurses wouldn t tell us much. He drinks 35 pints a week, smokes everyday is 4-5 stone overweight. However, he does manual work everyday his heart rate was only 135 at the gym last year when he was on the exercise bike. All the nurses said was that it could be down to excessive drinking smoking - they didn t seem that concerned about it. No he doesn t do illegal drugs.
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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He is not doing himself any favours with his lifestyle. I'll bet on top of his 35 pints he eats chippys, kebabs, McDonalds etc.....His heart is telling him to stop abusing his body and to lose weight. At 21 you should be full of energy and life, not in a hospital bed (another obese person sucking the NHS and state dry? - sorry it's true) Do him a favour and talk straight with him. He needs to start looking after himself if he wants to see 30 with some degree of health. Its not difficult to eat properly. 5 extra stone on anyone would put immense pressure on their body and organs. Thanks for the thumbs down but you are deluding yourselves. The truth hurts doesn't it? Nurses and doctors in the NHS are faced with people like this every day who do not know or have never been shown how to look after themselves and eat properly. I would be dispondent also if this was what I had to treat everyday and was not allowed to be up front about what the actual problem is which is bad diet and lack of exercise. The fat kids are the saddest - what parent in their right mind would allow their child to get into a physical state like that whereby they actually can't participate in an active lifestyle. Lazy parenting does my head (and the NHS) right in. Again, thanks for the thumbs.
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