Heart disease is the leading cause of death in American men and women, but many heart disease risk factors are preventable. At Kudos Medical in Chittenango and Dewitt, New York, Ife Ojugbeli, MD, and the team help prevent or treat heart disease, lengthen your life expectancy, and enhance your overall quality of life. Call Kudos Medical to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, is a chronic disease that describes numerous conditions that affect your heart. You have heart disease if you’re diagnosed with:
Heart disease can lead to chest pain, heart attack, or stroke, which can be life-threatening.
Your genetic makeup puts you at risk for developing heart disease in some cases, but many heart disease risk factors are preventable. Common risk factors include:
Some heart disease risk factors, such as older age or family history of heart disease, can’t be helped. But eating a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco products, getting regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight can help lower your risk of heart disease.
Symptoms of heart disease vary based on what’s causing the disease but generally may include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, especially chest pain, fainting, or shortness of breath, seek immediate medical care.
The team at Kudos Medical combines the best of traditional medicine and alternative medicine to meet each patient’s unique health care needs. Your heart disease treatment plan may include:
Lifestyle changes include planning healthy meals that are low in saturated fat and sodium using the latest dietary research, getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and avoiding or limiting alcohol consumption.
If you’re ready for a holistic approach to heart disease prevention or treatment, call Kudos Medical or book a consultation online today.