Heart Health Tips from CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs

Special Contribution from CIMA Medical Center in Miami Springs

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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:

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.

PLAQUE DEPOSITS:

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 DISEASE:

Venous diseases tend to affect veins in the lower body. Problems like chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins occur when blood canโ€™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:

  • ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ. 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.
  • ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—น๐˜†๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น. Lifestyle changes and medicines (if needed) can lower your cholesterol.
  • ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜.
  • ๐—˜๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜. Try to limit saturated fats, foods high in sodium, and added sugars. Eat plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ. Exercise has many benefits, including strengthening your heart and improving your circulation.
  • ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น. Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure. It also adds extra calories, which may cause weight gain.
  • ๐——๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐˜€๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ. You can talk with us for help in finding the best way for you to quit.
  • ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€. Some ways to help manage stress include exercising, listening to music, focusing on something calm or peaceful, and meditating.
  • ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ. 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 (๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฑ) ๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐Ÿฑ-๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ to schedule an appointment or stop by 175 Westward Drive.

๐—–๐—œ๐— ๐—” ๐— ๐—˜๐—— ๐— ๐—œ๐—”๐— ๐—œ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š๐—ฆ ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฉบ
๐Ÿ“ž (305) 885-0515 / (305) 800-6963
๐Ÿ“ 175 Westward Dr, Miami Springs, FL 33166
๐ŸŒ www.miamispringsdoctor.com
๐Ÿ“ง doctor@cimamedcenter.com

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