Over the average lifetime the human heart beats around 2.5 billion times. It is a vital organ and must be looked after throughout our lifetimes.
As part of a regular check up or health screening examination Dr. Whyte may run a series of tests to identify early warning signs regarding your Heart Healthcare. Some of these tests include:
- Screening for High Cholesterol
- Regular Blood Pressure checks and analysis
- ECG test to identify any arrhythmia, palpitations or atrial fibrillation
- Early warning signs against heart attack and stroke
Your family medical history will form part of the doctors report on your risk factors when it comes to heart healthcare.
It is important to screen for heart disease to identify any early warning signs of a heart attack or heart disease. In cases where an issue is identified early, often the cardiac episode can be prevented by introducing some lifestyle changes in conjunction with medication. Lifestyle changes which can help prevent heart disease and a heart attack include:
Exercise for 30 minutes a day, five days a week
Eating well – eating more healthy and less unhealthy foods
Watch your weight – stay within your healthy weight range for your height
Control your stress – make more time for yourself, your family and your friends.
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