Heart diseases are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. These conditions, which include coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, and heart valve disease, can have serious consequences if left untreated.
At Central Florida Total Healthcare we believe in prevention. Many cardiac diseases can be prevented through lifestyle changes and risk factor management. One of the most important things you can do to prevent cardiac diseases is to maintain a healthy weight.
Obesity is a major risk factor for heart disease, and losing weight can help to lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, and decrease your risk of developing diabetes. This can be achieved by eating a healthy, balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Additionally, regular physical activity is essential for maintaining a healthy weight and improving cardiovascular health.
Managing your cholesterol levels is also an important step in preventing cardiac diseases. High cholesterol can cause plaque to build up in your arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Quitting smoking can have a significant impact on your overall health and wellness. Smoking damages your blood vessels and increases your risk of developing a cardiac disease, so quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to prevent it.
Finally, it’s essential to have regular check-ups with your doctor to monitor your risk factors for cardiac diseases, and to catch any problems early on. We invite you to follow your regular check-ups. In our practice we have the Weight Management service, Dr. Lopez will help you by creating a preventive plan especially for you.
You can call us at (407) 392-1919 or visit our website at www.cftotalhealthcare.com to schedule an appointment with our team.