It is never too early or too late to begin managing your risk for cardiovascular disease. Whenever you start, it will serve to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or early death. How do you do this? Keep reading for the best ways no matter your age.
Can losing weight improve my heart health? Yes, yes, and yes is the answer. Hearing mantras about keeping a healthy weight tell you immediately that your weight affects your health in general and that of your heart both positively and negatively. In fact, how you lose weight and how fast you lose it can affect your heart health as well.
It’s almost impossible to watch TV or follow social media without someone telling us how to keep our heart healthy. Our grocery stores are filled with products screaming, “Buy me, I’m heart healthy.” Of course we all want to keep our hearts fit and functioning, but it’s not easy to know who or what to believe. A more credible source might be the American Heart Association who tells us about life’s essential 8 for heart health.
Should I see a preventative cardiologist? Do you know your critical risk factors for heart disease? These two questions are connected. Continue reading to get some answers, and find out if you need to make an appointment with one in the near future.
Smartwatches entered our lives and culture less than a decade ago, and Apple and Fitbit continue to improve the technology offered in these wearable devices. Having electrocardiogram capability (ECG) is but one valuable tool to help monitor heart rhythm. So if my smartwatch says irregular heartbeat, should I see a doctor?
Can exercise improve my blood pressure? Even though the risk of high blood pressure increases with age, doing even some exercise can make a difference. If your blood pressure is already elevated, exercise can help keep it under control. That’s your answer, but let’s find out how.
As the temperatures begin to take a dive, we know winter is heading our way. Winter weather can be especially risky for your health if you have had a heart attack, have heart disease, or are over age 65. Be advised of the following winter precautions to reduce your risk of heart issues.
We have all heard about lovers who see each other for the first time and their hearts “skip a beat.” We are not talking about those kinds of heart palpitations. We are talking about palpitations that could be related to a physical heart issue, or maybe they are just a simple glitch. So, when feeling heart palpitations, should you be concerned?
When you are overweight, it can limit many activities in your life. It can restrict how much exercise you get, and you may find yourself shying away from social activities as a whole. Let’s look at how obesity negatively affects your life in general, including how obesity can impact your heart health.
The good news is that living with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves your quality of life and extends it. However, once you have these devices implanted, there are certain precautions you must take to keep them functioning properly.