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Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body. As a vital organ, the heart probably sits just underneath the brain on the list for the most indispensable part of the human body. Due to this, the heart is an iconic symbol of love, emotion and health. With so much weight behind the idea of the human heart, it’s unsurprising that people are scared when something might start to go wrong.
Problems with your ticker can make anybody feel nervous. However, there are a lot of things you can do to make sure your heart is in tiptop shape.
Listen to your heart:
Paying attention to your heart is key to maintaining heart well-being. Although this doesn’t only mean listening for irregularities in heartbeat. Try to notice how your heart reacts to different stimuli. Do you notice that your heart feels different when you’re under a lot of stress, compared to when you’re in a more relaxed atmosphere? Or perhaps during certain exercises and activities you notice a change in feeling in your chest area. Understanding what your heart feels like on a regular day is a fundamental part of spotting when something is different.
Regular doctor visits to check blood pressure and cholesterol:
According to Blood Pressure UK, it is recommended that as we get older, we should make at least one trip to the doctors a year in regards to blood pressure.
Medical expertise is essential in tracking the health of your heart. Institutions such as Maxxima Group provide both the public and private health sector, local organizations and social care providers with excellent quality, qualified staffing solutions for the cardiac physiologist jobs that are so necessary for widespread cardiac health.
Have your heart checked for atherosclerosis: a CT scan or an ultrasound
Doctor trips for heart checks usually can involve pulse checks, measurements of blood pressure, echocardiograms, electrocardiogram (ECG), and stress tests. These initial tests can help check for things like atherosclerosis, heart arrhythmia and valvular heart disease (American Heart Association). Don’t just leave it to google, see your doctor for a professional opinion and for ease of mind.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle:
Of course, prevention is always better than cure. Although that depending on your family history you might be more predisposed to develop a heart condition, there are still plenty of parts of your lifestyle that can minimize any risk to your health. Changes in lifestyle can begin as small changes in your daily routine, but they can snowball into long-lasting positive effects. Some lifestyle changes that you can make include quitting smoking, drinking less or no alcohol, eating a plant-based diet, exercising regularly and managing stress properly.
Not only do these handful of changes have a positive effect on your heart, but they also give the entire body a slew of benefits such as lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure and lower BMI.
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