It is important to make heart health a priority.
There is no better time to start than now, with World Heart Day just around the corner.
In the United States, heart disease remains the
Making healthy lifestyle changes can help support your heart health and reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease.
Here are some easy steps you can take to improve your heart valve health.
World Heart Day is celebrated every year on September 29th.
The global event raises awareness of cardiovascular disease, including how to recognize warning signs and how to reduce your risk of developing heart-related conditions.
It aims to improve access to treatment and support, create a healthy environment that is good for your heart, and achieve healthy hearts for all.
World Heart Day encourages people to understand how a healthy lifestyle can help reduce their risk of heart disease.
Stress and diet can be lifestyle factors that can affect heart health.
During World Heart Day, it is important to prioritize heart valve health since many cardiovascular diseases affect the heart valves.
Heart valves open and close to help regulate the amount of blood that flows into and away from the heart, creating a healthy cardiovascular system.
Infections, congenital conditions, and other factors can cause disease. There are three main types of heart valve disease.
- When your heart valves become too narrow.
- “When the valve flaps don’t close properly, the valvular prolapse.”
- Blood leaks backward through a valve.
Changes in lifestyle can help your heart valve. Here are some easy changes you can make to support your cardiovascular system.
A healthy heart is a result of regular physical activity. Moderate exercise can help you lose weight.
It can help you reduce your cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
30 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended for adults. Moderate exercise includes brisk walk, dancing, gardening, and a slow bike ride.
Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the most important ways to prevent and manage heart disease.
To keep in mind, try and use up at least as many calories as you take in each day. You can increase the number of calories you burn by increasing the intensity of your physical activity.
Consider eating a diet that is healthy.
- Avoid processed foods.
- Whole grains are usually the main ingredient in foods made mostly from them.
- Get your nutrition from healthy sources.
- Liquid vegetable oils are better than tropical oils.
- Fruits and vegetables are plentiful.
- Limit added sugars.
- Avoid salt.
- Do not drink alcohol or it will be avoided.
It is possible to keep this diet at home and at restaurants with some planning.
Stopping tobacco use
In the United States, cigarette smoking causes about
Smoking is harmful to your heart. Smoking is a risk factor for heart disease.
Chemicals that are in smoke damage your heart and blood vessels. This can make you more prone to develop plaque in your arteries.
“People who don’t smoke can be exposed to the same damage as people who do.”
It is important to stop tobacco use for the sake of your own health and the health of the people around you.
It may come as a surprise, but dental hygiene is linked to heart valve health.
People who brushed less than twice a day for less than two minutes had a three-fold higher risk for these conditions.
It is clear that brushing your teeth at least twice daily is important to maintaining your oral health and general and cardiovascular health.
Boosting your awareness
Being aware of statistics surrounding heart disease can go a long way. Understanding causes and warning signs can help you identify and prevent heart disease.
Here are some things you should know about heart valve disease.
Heart valve disease is more common in older adults.
Symptoms of heart valve disease can include:
- The breath was very thin.
- There is chest pain.
- dizziness or a seizure.
- There is a high degree of fever.
- rapid weight gain.
- irregular heartbeat
Symptoms of heart valve disease can be ignored until it reaches an advanced stage. It is important to have regular physical exams.
Working with your doctor
Regular doctor visits are important for your health. If you notice any signs of heart valve disease, it is important to see your doctor.
Your doctor can help you monitor your cardiovascular health.
You can work with your doctor to make lifestyle changes. Identifying and incorporating a healthy diet, finding ways to reduce stress, and helping you quit smoking or drinking are some of the things that are included.
If you have multiple conditions, your healthcare team can work together on your treatment plan.
World Heart Day is a great time to take your heart health into your own hands.
Making healthy lifestyle changes can help support your heart health. We can reduce heart disease together.