Preventing Heart Disease Baytown
Age and family history are one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Even though you cannot turn back the clock of time or choose your parents, Dr. Sami believes that, in this day and age, we do not have to be victims of our genetics.
Here at Houston Cardiovascular Institute, we believe in knowing the patient as an individual and treating the individual rather than the disease. Here we strive to understand and acknowledge their experiences, hopes and expectations.
We base our medical decisions, practices and treatment for an individual patient on their predicted response or risk of disease. We determine each person’s unique disease susceptibility, identify preventive measures and recommend therapies to promote wellness.
Dr. Sami offers preventive cardiology services, which help patients manage risk factors related to cardiovascular health so they can live a longer, happier and healthier life.
Here the way to prevent heart disease:
1) Do not smoke
Smoking or using tobacco significantly increases your risk of developing heart disease, which is very difficult to offset with any other preventitive measure.
However, after qutting, the risk decreases significantly and almost to non-smokers after 15 years.
2) Physical activity
People who are more active live longer than people who are not active. Period.
Exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the weeks help you control your weight, lower blood pressure and pays off in many other ways.
Even activities like gardening, housekeeping, taking the staris and walking the dog – they all count.
3) Heart-healthy diet
Foods including animal meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products contain cholesterol. Excess intake of these foods can cause your liver to make more cholesterol than it otherwise would. This can result in plaque build up.
Limiting salt intake may help in preventing high blood pressure in certain individuals.
If you drink alcohol, avoid excessive intake.
4) Weight loss
BMI numbers 25 and higher are generally associated with higher cholesterol, higher blood pressure, and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Relaxation exercises or meditation helps improve your health.
6) Health Screening:
Here at Houston Cardiovascular Institute, we provide cholesterol screening, diabetes screening and regular blood pressure screenings.
Contact Us Today:
If you or a loved one would like help understand your risks to prevent heart disease, make an appointment for an evaluation and screening with Dr. Sami today.
Our main office is located at 6051 Garth Road, Suite 300, Baytown, TX 77521. Or you may contact us at 281-839-7949 to set up an appointment.