CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs shares some of their health expertise regarding your heart health and the health of your circulatory system.
What Conditions Affect The Circulatory System?
Many conditions can affect the health of your circulatory system, including:
Aneurysms occur when an artery wall weakens and enlarges. The weak spot may tear, causing a life-threatening rupture. Aneurysms can affect any artery.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE:
Your arteries work hard to circulate blood throughout the body. When the pressure gets too high, you develop high blood pressure. When the arteries become less elastic. High blood pressure puts you at risk for cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes.
High cholesterol and diabetes can lead to fat and other substances collecting in the blood. This condition is atherosclerosis, or narrowed or hardened arteries. Atherosclerosis increases the risk of blood clots and strokes, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease (and other artery diseases), heart attacks and kidney disease.
Venous diseases tend to affect veins in the lower body. Problems like chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins occur when blood can’t flow back to the heart and pools in leg veins. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in the legs, can lead to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
How to Prevent Heart Disease?
Fortunately, there are many things you can do to reduce your chances of getting Heart Disease:
- 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲. It is important to get your blood pressure checked regularly – at least once a year for most adults, and more often if you have high blood pressure.
- 𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗹𝘆𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹. Lifestyle changes and medicines (if needed) can lower your cholesterol.
- 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁.
- 𝗘𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘁. Try to limit saturated fats, foods high in sodium, and added sugars. Eat plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.
- 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗲𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲. Exercise has many benefits, including strengthening your heart and improving your circulation.
- 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗵𝗼𝗹. Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure. It also adds extra calories, which may cause weight gain.
- 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝘀𝗺𝗼𝗸𝗲. You can talk with us for help in finding the best way for you to quit.
- 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀. Some ways to help manage stress include exercising, listening to music, focusing on something calm or peaceful, and meditating.
- 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽. Most adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Make sure that you have good sleep habits. If you have frequent sleep problems, contact us!
Take care of your heart health with a regular checkup, call CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs at (𝟯𝟬𝟱) 𝟴𝟴𝟱-𝟬𝟱𝟭𝟱 to schedule an appointment or stop by 175 Westward Drive.
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📍 175 Westward Dr, Miami Springs, FL 33166