Diagnosed with Heart Disease? Here’s What to Do Next
Diagnosed with heart disease? With lifestyle changes, medicine, and medical procedures, if needed, you can live a healthier life and reduce your risk for more serious issues. Here are some of the first steps you should take.
Varicose Veins: More Than a Cosmetic Problem?
Bulging, twisted varicose veins can make you self-conscious about baring your legs. Sometimes, they limit more than your fashion choices. In certain cases, varicose veins can lead to more serious conditions.
Heart Troubles Increase Your Risk for Falls
When you’re first diagnosed with a heart condition, you’re likely to talk with your healthcare provider about lifestyle changes and medicines. But there’s another issue you might want to discuss: your risk of falling.
High Blood Pressure: Beyond the Numbers
In many ways, high blood pressure is a condition of facts and figures. After all, it’s defined by two digits: the pressure when your heart beats (systolic) over the pressure when it relaxes (diastolic).
Control Your Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
While you can manage certain risk factors for the condition, there are some you can’t control. Factors such as your family history, age, race, and sex all play a role.