Many of us have heard this term before: Heart Disease. But do we really know what it is? I mean, we can put two and two together – it’s a disease of the heart – that’s true enough. But is there more to it than that? Is there more that we should know? Or maybe even, be concerned about?
The answer is a resolute YES! Heart disease is merely the common term. The medical term is actually Cardiovascular Disease. Additionally, it’s not a single disease, but a classification that other diseases fall under, including heart failure and myocarditis.
Heart disease is the leading cause of deaths worldwide. And while it often affects older adults, the causes of heart disease can begin much earlier; making early prevention and detection efforts necessary from as early as childhood. Healthy eating and exercise are ways to help reduce the causes and heart disease, as well as the avoidance of smoking tobacco. You’re never too young— or too old — to take care of your heart. we can help you with regular wellness exams, and setting up a treatment plan, do not hesitate to make an appointment.