Uncategorized | February 19, 2018
February is an ideal time to raise awareness about heart disease, as well as review some ways to prevent heart disease from affecting your life or the life of someone you love.
Heart Disease is a term referring to several types of heart conditions and issues and is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Heart conditions such as angina, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, heart defects, coronary artery disease, and silent ischemia all fall under “heart disease”.
Many preventable heart diseases are caused by the narrowing and blockage of the arteries from a buildup of fatty plaque. This narrowing and blockage is referred to as “atherosclerosis”. Unhealthy habits such as smoking and poor diet, in addition to lack of exercise or obesity, can cause atherosclerosis and subsequently heart disease.
Each type of heart condition is unique and must be uniquely treated, but most people who suffer from heart conditions experience similar symptoms. Chest pain is the most common symptom of heart disease, but symptoms can include weakness or dizziness, sweating, nausea, palpitations or irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath.
Many complications related to heart disease can, fortunately, be prevented through maintenance of an active lifestyle, healthy diet, and habit habits, such as:
Seniors in Victoria, BC should consider educating themselves on both the causes and preventative measures they can take to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy. Comfort Keepers of Victoria provides unique, interactive home health 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 home health care helps our seniors live fuller, happy lives.