Cardiovascular diseases pose a serious health risk to millions of individuals every year. The disease includes conditions that cause improper functioning of the heart. The main symptoms of cardiovascular disease are body pain, chest pain and weakness.
Considering the condition at its latter stages is the top most cause of death in the developed world, measures that can reduce or prevent cardiac mortality, and in some cases – even reverse the disease process – should be considered of great interest. For some individuals, the damage might be severe to eliminate completely, but reversing the progression even partially can be the difference between life and death.
The following measures can go a long way in improving cardiovascular conditions and potentially reversing heart disease:
Cut out processed foods from your diet. There’s no better recipe for high blood pressure and cholesterol than packaged foods. They are packed with sugar, salt, unhealthy fats and refined ingredients that contribute to plaque buildup in your arteries.
Increase intake of foods that include Omega-3 fatty acids. A robust body of research suggests that the risk of sudden cardiovascular death is reduced when individuals consume a higher level of omega 3 fatty acids. Keep proteins to a minimum and make sure most of your carbohydrate intake is from natural fruits and vegetables.
As for supplementation, CoQ10 can make a significant impact on your overall health as the enzyme has been found to improve survival of even most severe heart patients and radically reduce the need of hospitalization. It plays a major role in reducing levels of a blood marker of heart failure released from over-worked heart muscles.
EECP therapy has been FDA cleared for several cardiovascular conditions including congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, and angina pectoris. Many treatment centers offer EECP therapy, but cardiovascular sufferers are recommended centers that have positive reviews from both employees and customers. That’s because satisfaction of employees is an indication of the inner culture of a therapy center; higher satisfaction depicts employee happiness and productivity, so they’re likely to take better care of the patients.
For instance, Glassdoor Reviews of Global Cardio Care indicate that employees find it enjoyable to care and love patients. This is because the staff at the treatment center is encouraged to love and care for each other. Such an environment provides growth and learning, where the staff takes care of patients as well as fellow workers.
For further assurance of the quality of a treatment center, you can search for a center on directories like MapQuest. Sticking to the example of Global Cardio Care, the listing can help patients find the direction to a treatment center in case of emergency as well as display the opening and closing hours of a treatment center. Customer reviews show the experiences of previous patients who came in with cardiovascular conditions.
Exercise & stress management
Mild intensity activity for 30 minutes a day will increase oxygen to heart muscles, which is essential to recover from cardiovascular conditions. Regular exercise also assists in keeping blood vessels and arteries flexible, ensuring normal blood pressure and good blood flow.
Moreover, regular aerobic activity has been associated with the creation of nitric oxide inside the body, which is responsible for keeping blood vessels open and in good health.
You can switch between low intensity aerobic exercise and mild intensity interval training on alternative days in a week.
Article Submitted By Derrick Manning (Community Writer)