The chances of developing a life-threatening heart disease largely depend on heredity and stress. Although we may not like to think about it and want to remain positive, it’s important to be realistic about keeping healthy. We can also take preventative measures as a means of ensuring a longer lifespan when it comes to protecting the most important organ and muscle of the body.
For one thing, keep your annual physical appointment with your doctor. He or she can screen the blood and urine for early signs of health problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor can also check your entire body’s health with a routine blood screening. If other organs are showing signs of distress, it may compromise the heart’s activity.
Going to the dentist can reveal the inner-most nature of your overall health. Plaque that looms in your arteries usually doesn’t begin in the bloodstream. In reality, plaque surrounds the crevices of your teeth and gums. So if you don’t floss, consider doing that as soon as possible. Your entire mouth and your heart will thank you in the long run.
Many people may think that large clumps of plaque in the circulatory system are a problem but actually, the arteries can stretch to accommodate cholesterol deposits. Smaller clumps can get trapped more easily and are more likely to cause a heart attack.
Don’t be a stranger to checking your mail for free health screenings or find out how to get one. Many people are chosen at random to take advantage of events for health professionals to check for aortic aneurysms and risk of heart attacks by looking at the plaque build-up in the ultrasound. Many of us receive little advance warning of cardiovascular difficulty. If you can do something early as a preventative measure for heart disease, please consider having a cat scan or ultrasound done.