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Keeping your Vascular System Healthy

Vascular disorders may be debilitating or even fatal, and if you've experienced them before, you know how frightening they can be. Here's some information about vascular health, as well as some suggestions for self-care.

VASCULAR DISEASES ARE CAUSED BY WHAT?
Issues with the circulatory system can be hereditary or induced by lifestyle factors. Strokes, aneurysms, and peripheral and coronary artery disease are the most prevalent causes of death in males.

If you have a family history of vascular difficulties, you should be aware that you may be more vulnerable to problems and inform your doctor so that screening tests may be performed. Vascular disease is also increased by diabetes, hypertension, and excessive cholesterol.

HOW CAN VASCULAR PROBLEMS BE PREVENTED?
There are some things you can do to maintain your vascular system healthy, and they are especially more critical if you have a hereditary predisposition to vascular issues. The most obvious is to quit smoking (and other tobacco products), which is harmful not only to your heart and circulatory system but also to the rest of your body. Also:

Get some exercise on a regular basis. Aim for thirty minutes of activity every day, which may be as easy as going for a stroll.
Consume a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. Limit your intake of processed meals that contain a lot of salt. Consume fish and foods high in iron, such as spinach.
Maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). Carrying an excessive amount of weight can be taxing on the body and the circulatory system.
Get a physical once a year at the very least, and visit your doctor if you detect any new symptoms.
Stop consuming alcohol, or at the very least consume in moderation (one to two drinks per day for males and one drink per day for women).

Vascular disease is a serious issue. If you have any concerns about your vascular health make an appointment with Dr. Ruki Odiete. 

We are just a call or click away. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with PeachState Advanced Cardiac & Endovascular. We have several locations in Georgia: Newnan, Atlanta, & Griffin.

Author
Kelly Miles Current Director of Business Development & Operations at PeachState Advanced Cardiac & Endovascular- PACE. Kelly has a passion for helping others navigate the healthcare industry and ensuring quality outcomes. She lives in Newnan, GA with her husband and children.

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