When most folks hear the term “heart disease” the first thing that commonly comes to mind is heart attack. And while the fact remains that more than 3 million heart attacks are treated in the U.S. alone, the term “heart disease” actually umbrellas multiple conditions that can harm the heart and prevent full function of its duties. Coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy and heart failure are all different forms of heart disease we must be mindful of. Some people don’t learn of their detrimental heart conditions until it has far progressed. With the right lifestyle choices, proper nutrition and exercise, heart disease doesn’t have to be something everyone has to deal with.
Coronary artery disease can be a silent predator. While there are warning signs we should certainly pay attention to such as chest pain (known as angina), most people will not learn that their arteries are in trouble until there is a full blown artery clog/heart attack. Arteries can become clogged with an accumulation of fat and cholesterol which may inhibit blood flow. A skilled and experienced In-Home caregiver can help with tons around the house like pet care, light house cleaning and preparing nutritious and healthy meals.
Irregular heartbeats can be a tell of complications on the horizon. An arrhythmia can cause fluctuation in the hearts rhythm. While bouts of quick inconsistencies may come and go with no harm done, there are types of arrhythmia that can impact the flo w of blood and be damaging to the body.
If you or a loved one ever suspect they may be having a heart attack, seek emergency medical attention right away. Symptoms may appear common such as: body aches, nausea, heartburn, anxiety and indigestion. It can be even harder to detect in women. Do not ignore problem symptoms, damage can be compounded the longer you wait to seek attention. Do not try to transport yourself to the hospital-emergency medical responders will go to you and begin treatment. Quick thinking in situations like these can save lives.
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