Heart disease is a serious health concern in the United States and is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Sound Medical Weight Loss in Kirkland, Washington offers a holistic and comprehensive program to help improve your heart health. Call the office or book an appointment online for more information.
Any disease that affects your heart is a heart health problem. These include:
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and rapid heartbeat. If you have atrial fibrillation, you’re at an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Having a congenital heart defect, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure increases your risk of developing atrial fibrillation.
High blood pressure is when the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough to cause damage. This increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Your blood pressure measures your heart when it’s beating (the systolic pressure, or top number) and between beats (the diastolic pressure, or bottom number). Blood pressure measurements are:
Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood. Your body makes its own cholesterol. However, certain foods cause your body to produce more than you need. Too much cholesterol in your blood may cause inflammation and lead to the formation of plaque in the walls of your arteries, causing them to narrow and increasing your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
For good health, it’s recommended that you keep your numbers at:
When you get a blood test for cholesterol, we will review your numbers with you and develop a plan to address your specific needs.
Our program focuses on diet and lifestyle changes to improve heart health and reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol. These changes include:
These lifestyle changes can reverse damage to your heart and arteries and improve your overall health and quality of life.
If you’re looking for a natural approach to improve heart health, call or schedule an appointment online.