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Jun 29th, 2010, 7:42pm
 
How many of you operate a car or ride in one on a daily basis?
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Reply #1 - Jun 29th, 2010, 9:39pm
 
I guess that will be just about all of us. Count me in as a yes.
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Reply #2 - Jun 30th, 2010, 12:16am
 
yep every single day .... acually about 4 times a day ..school run!!!!!
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Reply #3 - Jun 30th, 2010, 1:43am
 
Hi RLR,

Nice to hear from you.  Sorry it's been a long time since I've been on here.  Yes I drive a car everyday during the week I commute 64 miles in total to work and a few miles at the weekend.

Please would you be able to look at the results I posted a couple of days ago as I was told that Apical Hypertrophy is not normally associated with exercise and is nearly always a form of HCM (usually the Japanese version)

Thanks for your help
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Reply #4 - Jun 30th, 2010, 3:11am
 
No I walk everywhere, or take the bus.
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Reply #5 - Jun 30th, 2010, 4:02am
 
I think RLR will relate this to cars having intermittent faults but we still use them, carefree, ie our bodies / palps and life.

I could VERY well be completely wrong though - wont be the 1st time  Smiley

Perhaps the seating position???
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Reply #6 - Jun 30th, 2010, 4:10am
 
I drive a car every day.
I did answer your questions on your replies to my posts.
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Reply #7 - Jun 30th, 2010, 9:40am
 
I am in a car almost daily and often more than once.
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Reply #8 - Jun 30th, 2010, 10:10am
 
Long daily car drives here.
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Reply #9 - Jun 30th, 2010, 11:00am
 
I'm in my car everyday.
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Reply #10 - Jun 30th, 2010, 11:54am
 
Below is a statistical chart of leading causes of death. Note that Motor Vehicular Accidents ranks #1 along with heart disease.

Your perception of risk from heart disease is one that could be classified as extremely high risk, based upon your concerns about symptoms, ie palpitations.

Your risk of death from a car accident is equally as great, yet there is no perception of this relative risk as being pertinent at all. You have no greater control over your risk of a fatal car accident than you do experiencing some type of cardiac event as a consequence of the palpitations, but one literally consumes your attention while the other is all but non-existent. Statistically, either circumstance has equal risk of occurring and yet it draws no equal concern and vigilence.  

So the next part of my question is to explain to me specifially how this is possible? Using whatever platform you choose, please explain why you see these equally potential risks to your life as clearly resting on opposite ends of the spectrum by comparison to your vigilence and concern.

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TEN LEADING CAUSES OF HEALTH-RELATED DEATH

(1) Heart Disease  
(2) Malignant Neoplasms  
(3) Cerebrovascular Disease  
(4) Accidents & Adverse Effects  
(5) Pneumonia  
(6) Atherosclerosis  
(7) Mental Disorders  
(8) Senility Without Psychosis  
(9) Diabetes Mellitus  
(10) Embolism & Thrombosis  

 TEN LEADING CAUSES OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH

(1) Motor Vehicles  
(2) Falls  
(3) Drowning (Nontransport)  
(4) Fires & Flames  
(5) Poisoning, Solids & Liquids  
(6) Medical Misadventures  
(7) Firearms  
(8) Natural & Environmental  
(9) Water Transport  
(10) Machinery, Cutting & Piercing  


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Reply #11 - Jun 30th, 2010, 12:32pm
 
For me I would have to say it was a control issue. At least in a car you have the sense that if something bad happens, there is something you can do about it... try to swerve out of the way, or wear your seatbelt to reduce the chance of injury. But if your heart is out of whack, you're out of control and there's the perception that you could die in your sleep or drop dead and there's nothing you can do about it.

In reality, by getting your checkups and keeeping your health up you are 'putting on the seatbelt' and really lowering your risk of anything bad happening to you. But it's harder to perceive in the immediate sense, I guess. I don't know if it's about perceived control to everyone else, but that's how it was for me.

Also, the kind of anxiety I deal with is in defiance of rational thought... it's very hard to battle it with logic. That's not to say that logic doesn't help... it does, but for me, it's not the sole or even necessarily the key tool, I also have faith, and I make an effort to keep my stress levels down through behavioral means. I inherited this tendency toward anxiety, and I don't think I'll ever be rid of it forever, but I do my best to keep my dragon tamed. Smiley
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Reply #12 - Jun 30th, 2010, 12:52pm
 
Without reading Kalah's reply (I don't want to be swayed by her no doubt correct reply  Smiley ) I would say that we / I, would see the feelings of skipped / missed heart beats as pretty much a near miss of something bad happening, ie heart stopping, or symptoms not stopping, dread etc.

I guess if we were to have this many NEAR misses everytime we got in a car etc them we would soon have a high degree of anxiety specifically related to that too, in fact I bet we would have a heck of a lot more people walking to work etc pretty soon  Wink
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Reply #13 - Jun 30th, 2010, 3:24pm
 
I would have to agree that it is a control issue.  Even though you can't control the other driver, you feel that you have some sense of control with your car.  I think the anxiety that I experience with all of its symptoms from tachycardia, from loss of weight because I can't eat enough, sometimes feelings of unreality, and just being hyper all the time makes you feel that you don't always have control over the anxiety.
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Reply #14 - Jun 30th, 2010, 4:03pm
 
Now we're getting somewhere. Let's continue to discuss this comparative analysis a bit more and see what arises from it.

I'll make my point once we've collected enough responses.

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