Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Learning ways to improve your heart health may help reduce your risk of developing heart disease. The first step is understanding the risk of heart disease. The best way to asses your specific risks is with a simple routine screening. During a routine screening, your physician can take a closer look at your heart health and function as well as your overall health to determine if you are at high risk of developing heart disease.
Our team at Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute offers a full range of diagnostic testing and imaging needed to identify various stages of heart disease. Our experienced team offers compassionate care and provides patients with the solutions they need to manage their condition. To learn more about your risks, visit one of our convenient Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute locations. To schedule a routine visit, contact our cardiologist office.
Risk Factors For Heart Disease
- Blood Pressure: High blood pressure can increase the risk of heart disease or stroke. Certain patients are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure. In some cases, high blood pressure can be controlled with medication or a change in certain lifestyle habits.
- High cholesterol: Patients with high cholesterol are at an increased risk of developing heart disease or stroke. Keeping your cholesterol levels in check may reduce your risk of developing heart disease. Medication or a change in lifestyle habits may help lower higher cholesterol levels.
- Weight: Patients who are overweight or obese are an increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It is essential to find ways to manage your weight and improve your overall health. Working with a physician can help patients develop a plan to safely and effectively lose weight and lower their risk of heart disease.
- Smoking: Smoking is a controllable risk factor. Patients who smoke are at a higher risk of developing heart disease than nonsmokers. It is important to take the proper steps to quit smoking.
To learn more about your risk factors, visit our team at Buckeye Heart & Vascular Institute in our Dayton, Ohio.