Many individuals do not understand the basic description of heart disease. It can be difficult to grasp the concept of what heart disease is, and it doesn’t just include heart attacks. If you want to gain more knowledge about what types of heart diseases are out there as well as the types of prevention you can take to avoid these diseases, you will need to be prepared to leave your old habits behind. It is important to avoid all risk factors as the cardiac disease can occur at any stage of life, as in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.
Here I’m going to discuss some preventions and tips so that you may lead a healthier life. If you follow these tips at a young age, it will benefit you as you get older
1. Healthy diet plan:
First, we are going to discuss starting a healthy diet at an early age. It’s obvious that many individuals, including adults, are addicted to an unhealthy diet. Along with an unhealthy diet, adults also form an unhealthy habit of smoking. This could be started from a young age whether it was due to stress, for pleasure, or to fit in amongst their peers. However, what many of them didn’t know at a young age was that smoking could cause hypertension, which is an extremely serious cardiac disease. Due to this simple fact alone, individuals should consider quitting smoking and focussing on maintaining a healthier diet.
2. Regular Checkup:
It is important to have regular checkups. If it is not possible for you to go in for a check-up once a month, then at least try to go see your physician every 3-6 months. Many individuals avoid going to see their primary care physician and ignore their illnesses. As a result, they take over-the-counter medication which can have on a constant basis has its own counter effects. Therefore, going in for a regular check-up is important, especially if you suspect any heart complications.
3. Physical activity:
With many people at school, work, and trying to have a personal life, being physically active daily could be further from their minds. Yet, it is an important thing to keep in mind. Being physically active can reduce many heart-related issues and in order to do this, all one has to do is take a walk for about 30 minutes a day.
4. Lose weight:
Being overweight can be the cause of cardiac diseases, and the most common reason for being overweight is an unhealthy diet with a lack of physical activity. If an individual has heart disease, such as hypertension, he/she must take many precautions if they are overweight. In the future, this could cause even more serious health-related issues. Your body needs to intake lower doses of calories as you grow older and an excess of weight can cause diabetes and high cholesterol which also affects the heart.
5. Go to see a doctor:
Below are a few symptoms associated with hypertension or other risk factors pertaining to heart disease:
- Shortness of breath
- Fatigue (unexplained)
- Heart palpations (any change in a heartbeat)
- Sudden change in body temperature
If you have any of the following symptoms, make sure you go see your physician as soon as possible to avoid any life-threatening conditions.
– Disclaimer –
This blog is for informational & educational purposes only, and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation. For any health related concerns, please consult with your physician, or call 911.
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Syra Hanif is a board-certified Primary Care Physician (PCP) dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered healthcare.Read More