How can I improve the health of my heart?

How can I improve my cardiovascular health?

How can I improve my cardiovascular health?

 

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death in the world, ahead of cancer and respiratory diseases. Cardiovascular diseases have different ways of manifesting themselves and the symptoms depend on which part of the heart is involved.

In order to maintain correct cardiovascular health, it is necessary to maintain healthy routines and habits, with sports and always with the attentive and correct follow-up of specialists. Among these routines, we highlight the following as especially key to taking care of your cardiovascular health.

 

Balanced diet is key

 

What we eat influences our body in such a way that following a healthy and balanced diet is the first measure to take to control risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol levels.

Preferably consume fresh food, ensure that if we eat processed products they are low in saturated or hydrogenated (trans) fats and sugars or do not contain them, replace sweets with fresh fruit, including five servings of fruit and vegetables in our diet daily.

forgetting about alcohol or keeping the consumption of alcoholic beverages within the limits recommended by specialists and preparing the food that we are going to take to the office at home in order to better control what we eat are some of the guidelines of the World Heart Federation.

Control blood glucose level

Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 80% of deaths in people with diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. That's why it's important to control your blood sugar level so that you can receive treatment if the specialist diagnoses diabetes.

If this pathology is not diagnosed and treated on time, the risk of heart and cerebrovascular diseases increases.

 

Practice sports

 

Staying physically active helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Therefore, including some type of sport in our weekly routine is vital to take care of our cardiovascular system. Specialists recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week.

 

control blood pressure

 

Hypertension, one of the most common cardiovascular risk factors, is known as the “silent killer”. The reason is that it may not produce any warning signs in the sufferer, which makes it more dangerous. Hence the importance of checking our blood pressure regularly to rule out episodes that can trigger cardiovascular events.

 

give up tobacco 

 

One of the cardiovascular risk factors that we can avoid is tobacco. Giving up smoking has very positive consequences that are reflected in the short and medium term. Two years after quitting smoking, the risk of coronary heart disease is substantially reduced; at age 15, the risk of CVD is similar to that of a non-smoker.

Maintain cholesterol levels within recommended limits

 

Elevated cholesterol levels are associated with four million deaths a year. By keeping them within the established limits, we remove the risk of CVD, preventing the formation of atherosclerotic plaques on the wall of the arteries.

If all of the above does not prevent a cardiovascular emergency, there is only one option left: correct resuscitation with an AED. In Spain it is estimated that a sudden death occurs every 20 minutes, therefore, it is important that both public and private companies have defibrillators to be able to act in an emergency. These devices are essential in the chain of survival to reverse a cardiorespiratory arrest.

This is why at Neosalus we have one goal: to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy life and habits, and to bring a defibrillator to all corners of Spain.

Take care, for you and yours. For more information contact us or visit our website at https://neosalus.com where you will find more information about defibrillators, cardiovascular health and everything you need to take care of yourself.