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Keeping Track of Heart Health

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Home Care Elderly from Comfort Keepers in Waukesha, WI: 

Learn more about home care elderly in Waukesha, WI  and surrounding areas from Comfort Keepers can help your loved one's heart health

KEEPING TRACK OF HEART HEALTH

We should all make a concerted effort to take care of our hearts. This starts with knowing about heart disease and how to prevent it. This is especially important as we age because we become more at risk as we get older. Here is what you should know to keep your loved one healthy and invigorated.

THE BASICS

Heart disease refers to a number of interrelated heart conditions that affect sufferers in different ways. Some of these include coronary heart disease, angina, aortic aneurysm, arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy and peripheral heart disease.

It should be noted that heart disease affects new people every year. Of the 735,000 Americans who have heart attacks every year, approximately 525,000 are first timers (source) In order to ensure your loved one isn’t one of them let’s look at what causes heart disease.

HOW IT IS CAUSED

Heart disease is caused by the obstruction or narrowing of arteries by cholesterol deposits called plaque. This plaque is built up due to not being active, eating poorly, being too overweight and smoking frequently, which home care elderly service can help prevent. It can also be caused by certain infections due to poor hygiene (source)

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

You should keep an out for the same symptoms for all forms of heart disease. If you observe your loved one having trouble breathing, experiencing chest pain, feeling lightheaded or nauseous, or sweating a lot, it may be time to schedule a doctor’s appointment.

HOW TO PREVENT IT

Preventing heart disease comes down to leading a healthy life. If your loved one has a healthy lifestyle, he or she will most likely have a healthy heart. Some ways to improve overall health are exercising regularly, eating nutritiously, maintaining a steady weight, managing stress, limiting alcohol intake and quitting smoking.

If you would like to learn more about what to look for in home care elderly, call Comfort Keepers caring home health now at (414) 209-5808.