Prevention of a heart attack is key. Knowing your risk factors and being able to decrease your risk factors, we can really decrease your risk for having a heart attack by up to 80%. Some of these risk factors or some of the things that you can do to decrease your risk for heart disease include increasing your physical activity, eating a heart healthy diet, weight loss, or maintaining a heart, healthy weight, cutting out alcohol, quitting smoking if you do smoke, and if you have other risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol, you should make sure you see your doctor on a regular basis and get treated adequately for these ailments.
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So what is a heart attack? So heart attack happens when you have blockages in the arteries that supply the heart muscle with the oxygen and the nutrients it needs to survive. When you have complete blockage of this artery the heart tissue does not get any oxygen and nutrients and it therefore dies. These leads to symptoms of chest pain and discomfort and this is the definition of a heart attack.
There are risk factors that predispose you to a heart attack. Some of these risk factors include hypertension, diabetes, being overweight, decreasing physical activity, smoking, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, and in general, as you get older, your risk for heart attack actually increases.
For more information about heart attacks or any ailments involving the heart, you can visit the American Heart Association website.
You can decrease your risk of having a heart attack by up to 80% by implementing some simple lifestyle changes. We say eating a heart healthy diet. These are usually foods that are rich in micronutrients. In grains and olive oil. We recommend the Mediterranean diet that has actually been studied recently and it showed to improve your heart health. We recommend increasing your physical activity. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity and 75 minutes a week of a vigorous physical activity. We say quit smoking if you smoke. Smoking overall is bad for your health. And we say alcohol in moderation. For a woman that's one glass of wine a day, a five ounce glass of wine a day or one beer a day. You want to maintain a healthy weight. And if you have other risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol, you should make sure you see your doctor on a regular basis and get these ailments controlled.
In conclusion, if you feel like you're having a heart attack, you should call 911 ASAP because time is tissue. The quicker you call 911 and the quicker you get to the hospital for treatment, the more likely you are to recover 100%. it's also important to take a baby aspirin if you feel like you're having a heart attack.
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