If you follow the health trends to determine which diet is healthiest, which magic supplement will melt away your stubborn belly fat, and which workout is most popular you might just drive yourself a little crazy. Trends come and go, but there are some habits that data shows will help reduce your risk of heart disease. Here are three top examples.
By the time they reach adulthood, most people have heard about heart disease. After all, someone suffers a heart attack every 40 seconds in the United States, and a person dies from heart disease every 60 seconds, making it the country's leading cause of death for both men and women.
Heart disease is a devastating condition that kills well over half a million Americans every year. Depending upon your family history, lifestyle, and dietary choices you may be susceptible to the disease without even knowing it. Some of the warning signs are fairly obvious, we know that leading an inactive life, and consuming a poor diet can cause plaque to buildup in your veins and arteries that is a surefire sign of heart disease. But there are some less well-known culprits that you should keep your eye out for.
Heart disease often sounds like such a broad condition that you may be left wondering: what are my risks? While we always recommend that you consult a cardiologist regarding your heart health, there are some conditions that are often precursors to heart disease. If you or members of your family suffer from the following conditions, your risks may be elevated.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women globally each year. More than 17 million people die from this disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, which is more than die from all types of cancer combined. And while heart disease is a global killer there isn’t a simple cure.
Hopefully, by now you have a good handle on your heart health. You’re making changes to your lifestyle, eating healthy, reducing stress, and taking medications all to reduce the pressure that everyday life can put on your heart muscles. But even with all of that intervention, your cardiologist may still be asking you to get an angioplasty (also known as percutaneous coronary intervention).
You’re probably familiar with the broadly used terms heart disease and cardiovascular disease. These terms are synonymous with one another and are used interchangeably to describe an umbrella of different heart-related conditions. Below are four of the main conditions that fall under the category of a diseased heart.
So, your doctor has diagnosed you with heart disease. Just the words sound intimidating and unpleasant, but your diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to give up. While it’s not possible to completely cure heart disease patients there are ways to manage the disease and prevent it from worsening.
Heart disease is a big umbrella phrase used to describe the many conditions that occur when your body begins to build up plaque on the inside of your artery walls. This process is called Atherosclerosis and when it builds up over time your arteries become more and more constricted and blood is no longer able to pass through. This can lead to heart attack, stroke, and the general weakening of the muscles that make up your heart. Fortunately, Atherosclerosis and the related heart conditions are in many cases preventable.
Heart disease is one of the top killers among American men and women, and it often comes on without symptoms. If you suspect that you may be at risk for cardiac issues we urge you to make contact with your primary physician so that you can be referred to a cardiologist. Prevention is the best weapon in the fight against heart related conditions.
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Tavares, FL 32778
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