Your heart is the most important organ in your body. A human heart is a hollow, cone-shaped muscle between the lungs and behind the breastbone. Two-thirds of it is to the left of the body’s midline, and the other third is to the right. Life cannot be sustained without it. That’s why you want to keep this life-sustaining entity, which is about the size of your fist, in top working order.
At the office of The DOCS, our professional team, using their extensive knowledge of the cardiac system and the complexities of how the heart functions, is superbly equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of acute or chronic cardiac issues. Our team is made up of friendly, highly trained specialists who are eager to help you feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving the very best in cardiac care. We will scrupulously evaluate your particular case and answer any questions you may have.
The heart is simultaneously delicate and tough. Here are some factors that play a part in heart disease.
Age: The older you get, the better the chances of your heart arteries becoming narrow and damaged, as well as its muscle weakening or thickening.
Gender: On the whole, men are more prone to heart disease, while women’s risks increase after they reach menopause.
Genetics: A family history ups your chances of coronary artery disease, particularly if your father or a brother developed it before 55, and your mother or a sister got it before 65.
Cigarettes: Nicotine constricts blood vessels, and carbon dioxide hurts those vessels’ inner linings, which makes them vulnerable to atherosclerosis.
What you eat: Beware if your daily diet includes a lot of fat, salt, sugar and foods that promote cholesterol.
Also: high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, low physical activity and unrelieved stress.
The office of The DOCS is committed to the health of all of its patients. We’ve earned the trust of all of our clients and look forward to earning yours. For more information about our practice and how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to call us for an appointment!
By The DOCS - Cardiovascular
February 24, 2021
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