Heart Health

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is a term for several diseases and conditions, including:

  • Heart Attack Coronary Heart Disease
  • Stroke Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmias – abnormal heart beats Aneurysm

The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable. There is no single cause for heart disease, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing it.

What are the risks?

Some risk factors you can change, including:

  • Smoking High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol Poor diet
  • Physical inactivity
  • Being overweight Diabetes

Do you know what YOUR risk is?

Knowing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke is the first step you can take to help prevent one. Many risk factors are silent killers, as there are no obvious symptoms.

You may not even know you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Sometimes a heart attack will be the first sign that something is wrong. This is why it’s important to know your chance of having a heart attack or stroke – so you can take the steps to prevent one.

For a free heart health assessment speak to one of our friendly staff members NOW!

 

Do you know what YOUR risk is?

Knowing your risk of having a heart attack or stroke is the first step you can take to help prevent one. Many risk factors are silent killers, as there are no obvious symptoms.

You may not even know you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Sometimes a heart attack will be the first sign that something is wrong. This is why it’s important to know your chance of having a heart attack or stroke – so you can take the steps to prevent one.

For a free heart health assessment speak to one of our friendly staff members NOW!

Heart Disease Medications

There is now a wide range of medicines available to treat angina, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart failure and other heart and blood vessel conditions, and reduce the risk of further heart problems in people with cardiovascular disease.

These medicines need to be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective, and usually need to be taken long term.

Some medicines may not be suitable for all people, and may cause side effects. However, HealthSol_Heart_A5TipSheet-TIPS2you may not have any side effects. It is important to talk to your doctor about any side effects you are worried about. Side effects can usually be kept to a minimum by talking with your healthcare team who can change your medicines and their doses.

Natural Solutions

We also stock natural products that may assist in preventing cardiovascular disease.

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats are essential nutrients for a healthy heart. The Heart Foundation recommends that Australian adults consume at least 500mg of omega-3 EPA / DHA every day from oily fish or fish oil supplements. Nature’s Own Fish Oil has met the strict Heart Foundation standards and contains 600mg of omega-3 EPA/DHA.

CoQ10 is an antioxidant and can help maintain healthy arteries and a health cardiovascular system. CoQ10 can also help reduce the oxidation of the LDL cholesterol. The higher your blood LDL cholesterol level, the higher your risk of heart disease. Your ability to produce CoQ10 decreases with age.

Using a blood pressure machine allows daily monitoring of blood pressure to aid your doctor and pharmacist in monitoring overall heart health. Taking your blood pressure at home will give you a better understanding of your condition and will help you to be more actively involved in your own blood pressure management.

References:
www.quit.org.au
www.heartfoundation.org.au
www.omron.com.au
www.blackmores.com.au
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au