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.
We’re not through with this untimely health scare yet, and many of us are still unable to rejoin our local gym, but this shouldn’t be an excuse for letting yourself go. You know what we mean. Yourself, friends, and relatives may be lamenting that they have added pounds during the quarantine. But even if you have, it’s time to do something about it by staying focused on keeping your heart healthy during a pandemic.