How Do You Protect The Heart?

https://online.ahu.edu/blog/show-your-heart-some-love-5-ways-to-protect-your-heart/

Heart Disease

Heart disease is a group of conditions that affect the function of our hearts. It is the accumulation of plaque in the heart’s arteries.

How Do We Provoke Change?

Heart problems are extremely common in society. To change it, we must uncover the underlying cause. Understanding what can lead to heart disease will lead to the understanding of its prevention.

1. Check up on your Health Screening

The importance of knowing where you stand with your blood sugar levels is a necessity. The heart relies on your blood flow to receive nutrients and oxygen. As a result, high blood pressure damages arteries — developing heart disease.

2. Understand the Root Cause

Many people are at higher risk of increased blood pressure due to their demographics (gender, age, etc). Being aware of your likeliness to the disease can advise your daily lifestyle changes.

4. Implement Change in Your Life

To decrease the risk of high blood pressure — and heart disease — in your life stems to making simple lifestyle transitions, this may include:

  • Avoiding smoking: The chemicals in cigarettes injected decrease the oxygen in the blood. Due to this, a difficulty arises in supplying enough oxygen to the body. As a result, your heart rate is impacted.
  • Managing your stress: Let yourself breathe. An increased heart rate is linked to higher blood pressure. Furthermore, when stressed, try to find healthier ways to cope that do not endure overeating, smoking, etc.
  • The perfect night sleep: Disturbed sleep is linked with increased blood pressure. Although your blood pressure is meant to drop during sleep, sleep problems do the opposite. Certain sleep conditions such as insomnia and sleep apnea (the inability to breathe for short periods of time during sleep) can prevent a good night’s rest.

Concluding Remarks

In conclusion, a healthy heart is the key to a functioning body. Benefits occur when we begin to execute changes in our routines. To follow the suggestions listed — check up on your blood levels, avoid the cigarettes, take care of your sleep, etc — is to allow yourself to breathe longer. It is to live free of high blood pressure or heart disease. It is to allow yourself to inhale oxygen every second of every day.

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