"A Better Heart"
Lately, more younger people are developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke - which are the leading causes of death in the United States. About 70 million American adults have high blood pressure - that's 1 of every 3 adults. Are you in that category? If so, what are you doing about it?
4 RISK FACTORS TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT
- High cholesterol levels. High levels of the bad LDL cholesterol contribute to the buildup of arterial plaque.
- High blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure, the more your arteries swell and stretch. Keep in mind blood pressure is considered high if it's consistently at or above 140/90 mmHg.
- Coronary artery calcium score. This a direct measurement of the amount of plaque in your arteries. The higher the score, the more plaque you have and more preventive measures you and your doctor need to consider. For example, drug medications.
- Diabetes. High blood sugar drives inflammation that can damage the endothelium. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can narrow the arteries.
The next future posts I will reveal to you foods that can help you with healthy circulation to the heart.
Let's start with...
Focusing on Fruits
Eat at least two cups each day.