According to the American Heart Association, about every 40 seconds one person will have a heart attack in the United States—making it one of the leading causes of death among Americans. Statistics also show that around 634,000 people die of heart attacks in a year, and the underlying reasons behind these vary from lifestyle habits to heart diseases that usually go undiagnosed.
The Risk of Heart Diseases
Various factors increase the risk of developing heart diseases, such as:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- A diet that’s high in saturated fats and trans fat
- Not getting enough physical activity
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
Medical institutions and organizations in the United States have released various reports, which state that about half of all Americans have at least one of these three risk factors.
The Importance of Preventive Measures
Your body is a complex structure that mostly takes care of itself, but now and then, you must look after it. When it comes to the prevention of heart diseases, a few lifestyle changes can go a long way in keeping your heart healthy and in optimal condition. These lifestyle changes include:
- Lowering consumption of sodium to reduce the chances of high blood pressure
- Introducing physical activity in your routine to reduce the risk of obesity, high cholesterol, and diabetes
- Lowering consumption of nicotine and tobacco to prevent damage to blood vessels
When Should You See A Cardiologist?
Unfortunately, several risk factors can’t be controlled, such as a family history of heart diseases, genetics, or old age. What does one do when it comes to hereditary? This is where professional preventive care comes in. Regular checkups to the doctor can help you identify any underlying heart conditions that may worsen over time. Catching them in time can help you seek the right treatment for it before the risks exacerbate.
In addition to that, you should seek medical treatment if you experience the following symptoms of a heart condition:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pains
- Frequent change in heart rate
- High blood pressure
If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Aziz can help you out.
We Can Help You
Dr. Aziz will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms, carry out a physical examination, and review your medical history to help you identify heart diseases or reduce the risk of getting one.
Our clinic offers treatments for various heart conditions, such as:
- Coronary heart disease
- Structural heart disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Heart failure
- Congestive heart disease
- Atrial fibrillation
- Ventricular Tachycardia
Dr. Aziz will create a comprehensive treatment plan to help you avert the risk of developing heart diseases or treat your symptoms. By taking into account your weight, the condition of your lungs, and blood vessels, Dr. Aziz will carry out tests to devise an effective treatment strategy.
He will prescribe nutritional supplements, create a balanced diet plan, and recommend necessary exercises to help you keep your heart healthy and thriving.
Get in touch with our clinic staff today to book a health evaluation and make sure you and your heart are in optimal shape!
Words from our patients
“I have been a patient with Dr. Aziz for few years. He has always been very caring, and never rushed me. I will always recommend him to my friends and family.”