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One of the hardest parts of any diagnosis is considering how it affects your overall health, not just that select part of your body. It's easy to zero in on your condition, but your whole body is connected, and when something is wrong with your heart health, your whole body feels it. Thankfully, giving your body a full consideration isn't as daunting as it sounds and it will ultimately make you feel better holistically as you figure out how to prevent heart disease.
To stay your healthiest, it's always better to be prepared and proactive. Small, healthy changes are easy once they become part of your daily routine, and they add up to better overall health so you can spend more time doing what you love.
First Off: Know Your Risk Factors
While heart disease, necessarily, may not directly cause other conditions, it's common for them to occur together. Your first step is to figure out why all these things are entangled like a spider-web. That's because these other conditions share many of the same risk factors as heart disease, including smoking, poor diet, obesity, stress and sedentary lifestyle.
Research has found that heart disease is linked to several other diseases, including diabetes, COPD, bronchitis, thyroid disorders, peptic ulcers, sleep disorders, renal disease, gout, eye and ear diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. Keep a check on your health numbers, such as blood pressure, blood glucose level and cholesterol level. If your doctor has given you medication for any of these factors, keep taking them as prescribed, even if you feel OK.
Obesity is also a major factor in heart health and several lifestyle diseases. Extra weight can alter your body metabolism, making way for diseases like diabetes. Obesity is also linked to rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, sleep apnoea and respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD. You want to take steps toward a healthier diet, including eating a lot of leafy greens and breakfast, and establish an exercise routine to keep these problems at bay.
You know smoking not only affects your lungs, but it affects nearly every organ too. Studies have found a link between smoking and health issues ranging from infertility to cancers, while invariably hurting heart health. Quitting smoking (that includes vaping) can add healthy years to your life.
How to Prevent Heart Disease Beyond Diet and Exercise
You already know what you eat and how much you move is important to your heart health. Here's what else you need to consider:
Heart disease can be an indicator of other problems, but these conscious choices will help you protect your heart and other aspects of your health.
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