Did you know that approximately 600,000 Americans die every year from heart disease? That’s 30 percent of all deaths. 95 percent of heart disease cases, however, are either preventable or treatable based on how we live.
Heart disease can be prevented through some lifestyle changes in diet, exercise and other controllable factors. In fact, 80 percent of deaths from coronary artery disease were caused by preventable factors, according to the Center for Disease Control.
The experienced staff at our Charlotte pain management clinic understands that chronic pain is a complex condition that affects the whole person – body, mind and spirit. We want to make sure Charlotte residents are living their best possible lives! Sometimes that means providing rehabilitative services, but it also means providing the public with knowledge that can empower them to make healthy choices.
In honor of American Heart Month, the team at Dynamic Health & Pain Management is providing health tips to ensure you aren’t just another statistic:
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Be sure to check your blood pressure on a regular basis. Ideal blood pressure for an adult is a reading showing less than 120 systolic and 80 diastolic, or 120 over 80.
Check Your Cholesterol
The CDC recommends having your healthcare team test your blood at least once every five years. Too much cholesterol in your blood can cause a heart attack or a stroke.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Choosing to eat fresh fruit and vegetables can help combat heart disease as these foods are low in saturated fat and high in fiber, which is good for cholesterol. Reducing sugar and simple carbs in your diet will greatly reduce the bad fats in your blood that lead to heart disease.
Eat Less Sodium
Sodium can elevate your blood pressure. Aim for a diet low in sodium, which has two grams of sodium or less. To achieve this, cut back on processed foods and eating at fast food restaurants.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for heart disease. The federal government estimates that one-third of adults, or 78 million Americans are obese. To determine whether your weight is in the healthy range, calculate your body mass index.
Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. Exercise improves your sleep, focus, your mood and metabolism. It keeps the blood vessels in your heart – and all over your body – healthy by making them more flexible and stronger.
Smoking increases a person’s risk for coronary heart disease by 2-4 times. By quitting, you can restore the health of your blood vessels and prevent life-threatening medical problems.
Good sleep has many health benefits including better blood pressure and cholesterol levels, according to the doctor. Your metabolism is higher and you feel less hungry after a good night’s sleep too!
Limit Alcohol Consumption
Drinking too heavily can raise blood pressure. One drink is equivalent to one 12-ounce beer, a five-ounce glass of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor.
Dynamic Health & Pain Management
Are you suffering from an injury or chronic pain condition that limits your ability to sleep or exercise effectively? Our SRS Therapy™ (Spinal Reconditioning System) protocols incorporate a combination of medical diagnostics, injections, rehabilitative treatments and chiropractic adjustments that relieve pain and help you live an active, healthy life.
These revolutionary pain management protocols allow us to retrain and rebuild damaged joints and ligaments, addressing your body’s chronic and acute pain symptoms from the inside-out.
Combined with cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic technology, our proven SRS Therapy™ protocols separate our Charlotte pain management clinic from facilities in the country. Utilizing these innovative pain management protocols, we have a very high success rate when it comes to treating the root cause of pain symptoms.
Have other treatments proven ineffective in managing chronic pain? Call Dynamic Health & Pain Management at 704-525-6288 to schedule a consultation! Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for all the latest in health, wellness and pain management news!