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Healthy Tips for a Healthy Heart
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HEALTHY TIPS FOR A HEALTHY
Friday, February 8, 2019
According to the CDC, about 655,000 people die of heart disease every year, which is 1
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PAD & VASCULAR HEALTH
out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people, regardless
of age, race, or ethnicity, in the U.S.
As this health condition is unfortunately so common, we want to promote healthy living
tips and tools you can use in your daily life. Making small lifestyle changes can help
prevent vascular diseases like peripheral artery disease (PAD).
PAD occurs when plaque, a combination of fats and cholesterol circulating in your
bloodstream, collects in the walls of the arteries. The buildup in the arteries causes
them to narrow, blocking the flow of blood to your limbs, particularly to your legs. If you
believe you are at risk for PAD, it is important to seek a consultation with a specialist at
USA Vascular Centers, as it is a progressive disease that may cause heart attack or
stroke if left untreated.
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Learn Your Family’s Medical History
Being knowledgeable about your family’s medical history can save your life. Talk to
your relatives to gather information and do some research on your own about which
conditions, like vascular disease, run in your family. Being aware of your risks for
specific conditions can help prevent future health issues and help your doctor make the
best treatment recommendations.
Visit the Doctor
Visiting the doctor can help prevent future health conditions by diagnosing symptoms
for early intervention with treatment. Vascular conditions like PAD progress over time,
making it best to seek treatment before symptoms worsen. Annual physicals can
monitor your weight, blood pressure, and choles