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Heart Attack PreventionTips

106373569Heart attack prevention starts with a proper diet and an exercise routine. Visiting your primary care physician to assess your heart attack risk  and to receive his or her recommendations are also helpful. In the meantime, here’s a quick run down of the TOP preventative tips!

Know Your Heart Baseline

By establishing your Heart Baseline through routine Heart Health Screenings to measure your risk for heart attack or related conditions, predict you risk, and treat underlying causes before inhibiting symptoms appear by having routine General Health Screenings you may  be able to preserve a quality life span longer.

Prevent and Control Gum Disease

According to The American Heart Association, gum disease is a risk factor for heart attack.  An estimated 75% of the population   has gum disease or the precursor thereof. Both of which require treatment to control and prevent the progression of the disease and the oral body connection.

Manage Snoring, specifically Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), signified by snoring, elevates your risk for a heart attack. Fortunately,  there has been tremendous headway made to develop solutions that help prevent the ill effects associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If you do snore, check in with your doctor,  investigate sleep center testing and secure treatment to reduce your risk. Learn more about Sleep Medicine!

Maintain a Relationship

Based on cumulative data gathered and presented by the Turku University Hospital in Turku, Finland., bachelors are between 58% to 68% more likely to suffer a heart attack when compared to people with partners. If you are single, it might be a good time to create your own Dating PR Campaign!  

The Exercise

1. Use stairs instead of alternatives. You may want to  count each step knowing you are making a difference in your health by doing so.

2. Buy a pedometer to measure the number of steps you take each day; 10,000 steps is usually the daily recommendation for people without restrictive medical conditions.

3. Walk to stores and through parking lots that you park in to reach your destinations in order to stimulate the heart muscle.

4. Walk for 5 minutes every hour during the day and take an evening stroll for  health.

5. Consider a morning work out when your heart needs the most stimulation for the day’s work.

5. Sweeping and vacuuming daily offers cardiovascular exercise.

6. Dancing is another form of cardiovascular exercise.

The Diet

1. Limit lean meat, fish, and skinless poultry to 6 oz. daily and fat to 5 to 8 teaspoon servings daily so as to reduce the affect on the heart.

2. Conserve on fat intake that adversely affects the heart by boiling, broiling, baking, roasting, poaching, steaming, and stir-frying.

3. Be certain to prepare meat and poultry by trimming fat it before cooking and draining while browning.

4. Set a goal for 3-4 egg yolks weekly to help sustain a healthy heart.

5. Select skim or 1% fat milk and nonfat or low fat yogurt or cheeses.

A healthy heart may be yours with due diligence to diet, exercise and other quality of life habits. Of course, every individual has their own baseline which  can only be discovered by consulting with your doctor.  In the long run,  knowing where you stand in your risk   for a heart attack takes you one step closer to reducing the risk and enjoying a longer quality of lifespan with your loved ones.

It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition.Your Health Access disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.