Heart Disease Prevention & Management, San Pedro
- Posted on: Mar 20 2017
Heart disease is a general term that is used to describe a range of diseases that affect the heart, and in some cases, blood vessels. The term is frequently used to mean “cardiovascular disease”, which generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain or stroke. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, more than all cancers combined, and a major cause of disability.
Patients Frequently Fail to Take Notice
Most people do not think about heart disease until it affects their own health in some way. Most frequently, a narrowing or blockage of the artery will be detected by a physician, or cause a health emergency, before a patient takes serious action in making the lifestyle changes necessary to help prevent problems.
Many Forms of Heart Disease are Prevented or Treated with Diet and Exercise
Most forms of heart disease can be treated and prevented with healthy lifestyle management. Simple changes in diet and lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. Some of these changes include:
- Dietary changes
- Lower cholesterol
- Quit smoking
Located in San Pedro, California, PrimeMedical is an Internal Medicine practice specializing in Heart Disease Prevention. If you want to know more about our Primary Care and preventive cardiac care services, please call PrimeMedical at 310-548-0201.
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