Uncategorized | February 19, 2018
In February, we’ll discuss awareness about heart disease, what can cause it and how to prevent it, as well as the precautions older adults and seniors can take to prevent this serious heart condition.
The leading cause of death in Americans, Heart Disease is a term used to categorize several types of heart conditions and ailments. Some of these types of heart conditions include heart defects, heart attack or failure, coronary artery disease, or peripheral arterial disease.
Atherosclerosis is the main cause of most preventable heart diseases. Atherosclerosis occurs when the arteries within the body become narrowed and clogged with fatty plaque and buildup. Lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, obesity, and smoking all contribute to the buildup of fatty plaque on the arteries, increasing the chances of heart disease significantly.
Although each different type of preventable heart condition requires different treatment methods, many heart condition sufferers experience similar symptoms. Chest pain or discomfort is the most common symptom of heart disease, and is described as heaviness, pressure, or pain in the chest. Other symptoms of heart conditions may include heavy sweating or shortness of breath, weakness, dizzy spells, palpitations, or irregular heartbeat.
The good news about Heart Disease is that most conditions are preventable by living a healthy lifestyle. Seniors and older adults can maintain a healthy lifestyle by:
This month, older adults and seniors located in Edmonton, AB should learn about what heart disease is and preventative measures they can take to protect their health and the health of their loved ones. Comfort Keepers of Edmonton provides unique, interactive elderly care to seniors and provide them with individualized care plans. Whether living in-home, doing light housekeeping, or providing company on an outing, we provide our seniors with the care they need. Our elderly care helps our seniors live fuller, happy lives.