Physician’s Tips for a Healthy Heart
February is American Heart Month for a healthy heart! The observance gives us an excellent opportunity to explore ways to improve our cardiovascular health.
According to the CDC, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death and disability in America. Thankfully, in many cases, heart disease is preventable. Here are a few tips to help you keep your heart healthy, strong, and full of life for many years to come.
Keep Track of Your Blood Pressure
We seldomly think about our blood pressure, partly because there are often no symptoms or warning signs of high blood pressure.
Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to blood vessel damage and an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and other serious conditions.
Blood pressure controls are essential during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, schedule an appointment at the Women’s Ob/GYN Center for a complete physical and the best prenatal care.
Lose Weight and Make Healthy Heart Lifestyle Choices
The American College of Cardiology stresses that being overweight increases your risk of metabolic diseases and cardiovascular disease.
It’s not a matter of merely losing weight; how you lose those extra pounds is also important to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.
Fad diets that severely restrict your calorie intake and starve you of essential nutrients don’t produce long-lasting effects. In fact, these extreme diets can over time cause damage to your organs, including your kidneys and heart.
The best way to ensure a healthy weight loss is to enlist the help of professionals who can customize a balanced diet plan that is both nutritious and delicious. Personalized diet plans ensure the foods you eat provide all the vitamins and nutrients your body requires to stay healthy.
Manage Your Stress
It’s never a good idea to underestimate the effects of stress on your body and health. While we all experience stressful moments in our life, we should be more worried about its long-term stress.
Research shows that stress can trigger inflammation in your body. Chronic inflammation can lead to high blood pressure and lower HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol, and lead to more severe conditions that can harm your heart.
Learning to manage your stress levels is crucial to improving your quality of life. Exercise and meditation are great aids in lowering your stress levels, but pampering yourself is also vital.
For many of us, our appearance is a constant source of stress. We lead busy lives, and more often than not, we forget to take care of ourselves, and our skin and body will eventually show it.
When coming up with a plan to reduce your stress levels, don’t forget to schedule a med spa visit with us. Our medically supervised treatments will have you looking radiant and feeling years younger
Keep an Eye on Your Hormones
Many of us don’t realize the leading role hormones play in our heart health. Yet, our hormone levels directly impact our cardiovascular system, which includes our heart and blood vessels.
You might be wondering what does this mean? The answer is when our hormones are balanced and working correctly; they help prevent heart disease. On the contrary, when our hormone levels decline due to age, stress, or a medical condition, they can cause cardiovascular disease.
Our exclusive BioTe Hormone Balancing therapy uses bioidentical hormones to replenish your body’s hormones. The treatment provides an excellent alternative to traditional hormone replacement therapies that require oral medication or painful injections.
February is the month of love, so make sure to show yourself some love by scheduling an initial free consultation at our Med Spa.
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