So you’ve committed to make better choices and live a more heart-healthy life. We’re proud of you! Each choice that you make today has the power to bring you closer to that healthy ideal that you’re hoping for. But one place in which we see patients misstep most often is during the long, busy days you spend in the office. It’s easy to control the environment in your home, but what do you do when you’re surrounded by people whose priorities are different than yours?
December is that month of the year when our bellies and our calendars get more and more full. The holidays can sometimes feel like an out of control train hurtling toward the end of the calendar year. Of course, there are ways to avoid this panicked, year-end ride, but that’s for another day. Today we’ll focus on three New Year’s resolutions that will help you start 2019 off on a heart-healthy foot.
No matter how old you are, making significant lifestyle changes can be difficult and overwhelming. In some cases you’ve had the same diet and exercise habits for decades and turning over a new leaf doesn’t happen in a day.
‘Tis the season for holiday parties galore. From now until the end of the year you’ll be dodging seasonal gatherings left and right. But as you work hard to build a healthy lifestyle remember that the upcoming holidays don’t have to usher in a whole season of unhealthy eating.
It is widely known that regular exercise is part of the equation for heart health. As you begin any kind of exercise your heart rate quickens causing the heart muscles to pump more blood throughout your body. When you exercise regularly your heart becomes stronger and more efficient.
These days the big box stores start putting Halloween decorations out right after the Fourth of July, and the fall season seems to creep in earlier and earlier. On one hand, fall in Florida is a nice change from our super hot summers, but if you're not careful it can be a season of overindulgence.
We’ve talked about how diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes can improve your heart health, but there are also certain supplements that provide similar benefits. First we want to remind you that whenever you’re considering adding a supplement to your daily habits you should do so under the supervision of your cardiologist.
Most often people associate the term ultrasound with the testing that doctors do on pregnant women to get clear images of their growing babies. But ultrasounds are not limited to obstetrics. The ultrasound is a technology harnesses the power of high-frequency sound waves to create an image of the inside of your body including, in this case, the flow of blood through your veins and arteries.
Stress tests are a common assessment used by cardiologists used to reveal potential issues in a patient’s heart. As the name suggests, during the course of your stress test the technician will stress your heart chemically or through exertion and then test its function. There are several different variations of this test though all work on the same model: stress then test.
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.
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Tavares, FL 32778
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Leesburg, FL 34748
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