Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the US. It involves
not only ailments of the heart but the arteries as well.
Having a healthy heart is not only a surefire way to live a longer, richer
life, but it can also reduce the chance of other afflictions such as a stroke.
Here are a few tips to adapt to your everyday life, on your own, or with the
help of a medical professional. Call ☎
(616) 226-9637 or
request more information online.
Improve your eating habits
Limit the amount of saturated fat (typically found in red meat and dairy
products), trans fat (found in anything that includes the term
"partially hydrogenated" in the ingredients), and cholesterol you
Eat more low-fat proteins including fish high in Omega-3 such as salmon and
mackerel. Omega-3 is known to decrease the risk of heart attacks and lower
blood pressure. In addition to fish, it can also be found in supplements
derived from flaxseed oil, walnut oil, soybean oil, and canola oil.
- Decrease the amount of sodium in your diet.
Limit your portions. This one may be the simplest and yet the hardest, but
can be accomplished by limiting the time you spend dining out, putting less
on your plate at home, and avoiding second helpings.
Proper exercise goes hand in hand with a healthy diet, and many researchers
have provided the math to back up these claims.
Get tested by a health professional
When trying to prevent heart disease, the best approach is a proactive one.
Regular testing of your blood pressure and cholesterol levels can pinpoint
areas of concern before they become a serious problems.
Eliminate bad habits.
Smoking is already known to cause certain forms of cancer, but it is also a
detriment to the cardiovascular system. The chemicals found in tobacco not
only damage red blood cells but blood vessels as well.
Request Your Appointment Today!
To request your appointment, please call
(616) 226-9637 or
contact us online today!
161 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Cardiovascular disease specialists serving patients in Grand Rapids, East
Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Comstock Park and the
surrounding Kent County, MI communities.