Cardiovascular Health

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Naturopathic care can help people prevent the onset of the greatest cause of death in both and women – heart disease. As our population ages this becomes an even more important issue, and ensuring cardiovascular health in later years starts with making lifestyle changes now. People of all ages, whether they are healthy, high-risk, or have family members suffering from heart disease can benefit from learning how to reduce their risk of heart disease.

Heart disease is highly preventable. Generally accepted risk factors for heart disease include:

  • Cigarette smoking
  • Family history
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol creating calcium plaques in the arteries
  • High blood sugar or diabetes
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity

 

Fortunately there are many things you can do to reduce your chances of developing heart disease. Get exercise when and where you can by taking the stairs, parking at the far end of the lot, walk at lunchtime (and pack your healthy lunch instead of eating out), exercise with your family and get everyone moving!

A naturopathic approach to heart disease includes addressing diet, activity, stress, and inflammation.