According to recent estimates published by the National Center for Health Statistics, 5.5 percent of Americans over the age of 18 have heart-related problems. Heart disease can be caused by a number of factors, including diet, lifestyle, and genetic predispositions. It’s important to have a solid understanding of heart and vascular health so that you can keep your heart healthy and strong. Dr. Pradip Baiju and Dr. Farshid Daneshvar can help you with heart and vascular care, advice, and treatments at Heart and Vascular Care, PA in Orlando, Longwood, Kissimmee, and Orange City, FL.
About the Heart and Vascular System
Think of the heart as a hub that links to various destinations throughout the body including the brain, organs, and limbs. The vascular system is the network of “roads” (arteries and blood vessels) that lead to those destinations. The heart ensures that nutrient-rich blood is delivered to all of those organs and cells to ensure that they function properly. A cardiologist is the doctor who helps you take care of your heart and vascular health.
Tips for a Stronger, Healthier Heart
Heart issues can be successfully managed with the help of an experienced and knowledgeable doctor. You can also take steps at home to improve your heart health and strength.
- Modify your diet to include more green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale, tomatoes (good source of lycopene, vitamin C and potassium), omega-3 fishes like salmon, and lean proteins like chicken, turkey and beans. Choose lower-sodium meals, olive oil over butter and cheaper vegetable oils, and nuts, seeds, or fruits for snacking.
- Drink more water than other beverages throughout your day.
- Ensure that you are getting at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
- Exercise moderately for about 150 minutes per week (about 20 to 30 minutes per day), whether it is a brisk walk through the park, riding a bike, or following a workout video.
- Talk to your doctor about vitamin supplements that contribute to heart health.
Heart and Vascular Care
Treatment options for heart and vascular care offered by your Orlando, FL cardiologist may include:
- Diagnosis of specific heart issues using scans (including angiograms and ultrasounds) and stress tests.
- Endovascular and vascular surgery (minimally invasive procedures including balloon angioplasty, stenting to open narrow or weakened arteries, and grafting).
- Prescribing blood pressure or heart medications (such as beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and blood thinners).
Keep Your Heart and Vascular System Healthy
Many of the heart-related issues that some patients experience later in life can be avoided by taking proactive steps starting now, including better diet, weight management, exercise, medication, and the support of a heart doctor you can trust. Call (407) 730-8970 today to schedule a heart and vascular care consultation with Dr. Baiju or Dr. Daneshvar at Heart and Vascular Care in Orlando, Longwood, Kissimmee, and Orange City, FL.