Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Living With

At a Glance

While you can't change all of your contributing factors to heart disease, there are many lifestyle changes that you can make to help reverse your heart disease. Do not smoke or use tobacco, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, and limit your intake of alcohol.

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Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehabilitation is a program that takes into a account the physical, mental and social functioning of a heart…

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Diabetes

Having diabetes can accelerate the progression of heart disease. The reasons people with diabetes are at greater risk of heart attack, is because consistently high blood…

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Menopause

Certain traits, conditions and habits may raise a person's risk of heart disease, and one of those factors is menopause. This is because prior to menopause, estrogen plays a…

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Obesity

Obesity is a major risk factor in heart disease. Excess weight can lead to high cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Obesity is also a contributing factor for diabetes,…

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can be used as a preventative measure against risk factors for heart disease. It can also be used to build up cardiovascular health after a person has had…

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Sleep

Sleep is linked to your heart's health. Sleeping disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea, can lead to risk factors for heart disease. People with sleep apnea are more likely…

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Smoking

Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Cigarette smoke raises high blood pressure and…

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Social Aspects

Living with a heart condition can affect the social parts of your life. Being open with your friends and family can improve your treatment. They can provide a strong support…

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Stress Management

Chronic stress can lead to high blood pressure and cholesterol, two major risk factors for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Stressors like a heavy workload at the…

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