The severity of cardiovascular disorders cannot go unnoticed. This is the reason why people should be well educated on the varying kinds of cardiovascular disorders as well as the symptoms that accompany them. Many people all across the globe have been affected by heart failure with a high number of new cases coming up each year. It is worth noting that heart failure does not imply that the heart has stopped functioning, but, rather it means that the heart is not operating at its maximum capacity. As such, the blood is not able to effectively bring nutrients through the body.
Mentioned below are some tips that can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Since heart ailments are the world’s number one killer. Cardiologist Singapore experts encourage their patients to work towards preventing the condition.
One major benefit of exercise is that it strengthens the blood vessels and heart muscles. It adds the good HDL cholesterol and lowers the bad cholesterol that plays a vital role in heart ailments. Exercising regularly also improves the levels of blood glucose in the body in a natural way. It is vital to note that chronic high levels of blood glucose can cause type II diabetes, which is often accompanied by an added risk of heart disease.
Stop Cigarette Smoking
Usually, smoking cigarettes raises the levels of blood pressure, which causes stiffening of the vessels and interferes with the normal function of the respiratory system. Also, smoking contributes to high levels of the blood glucose in the body, which may trigger resistance to insulin. There is no amount of cigarette smoking exposure that is safe.
Control your Sodium Intake
Sodium is an important nutrient, but, it’s intake should be controlled to the required levels. The role of sodium is to pull fluid to the blood causing the pressure of the blood to go up. Once the blood pressure is high, the vessels are stretched and eventually small divots can easily form in the vessels. These divots can cause the fats in the blood stream to get stuck and begin the procedure that leads to atherosclerosis, which is one of the most common heart ailments.
Trans and saturated fats also cause bad cholesterol levels to increase, which in turn causes an increase in the total level of the fat triglyceride in the blood. Dietary cholesterol plays a less vital role. These fats also add the thickness of the blood making it difficult for pumping of the heart to take place consequently raising the pressure of the blood.
Improve your Intake of Nutrients
Today, most of the common heart ailments are diet related. Further to watching out for your intake of sodium and avoiding bad cholesterol and fats, you should ensure that you take in certain kinds of dietary nutrients that play a vital role in preventing heart disease. For instance, the omega 3 fatty acids that are mainly found on the fish oils have been appreciated for their role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Fish oil nutrients also lower the pressure of the blood, which in turn reduces the risks of blood clots and stabilizes the heart rate. Nattokinase cleans out the fat deposits found on the arteries hence reducing the risk of blood clots. Quercetin and rutin are antioxidants that enhance the strength of the blood vessel.
There are many other nutrients that are vital in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Your cardiologist can advice you more on this.
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