Let’s face it — the world is a big, beautiful and scary place. It seems like an accident or an illness can strike at any time and it’s not uncommon for people to feel powerless in the wake of coincidence, poor health caused by stress and so on. However, the power to be healthy and happy is not entirely out of your hands. A lot of what people take for granted can actually increase your lifespan and your emotional health! Here I’ll detail simple facts about common health issues and outpatient surgery and how you can make sure you and your loved ones stay happy, safe and healthy.
What Are Common Health Issues?
Finding a doctor isn’t always easy. With healthcare constantly shifting its rules around and insurance prices through the roof, it can be daunting to even get a check-up, much less consider outpatient surgery for debilitating conditions. However, this can save you a lot of trouble down the road — did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for many people, men AND women? It precedes cancer, stroke, diabetes and unintentional injuries combined. Coronary disease alone kills over 300,000 people each year and, while some of it is hereditary, much of it is exacerbated by stress, poor living conditions and eating habits. Eating healthy isn’t always easy (or cheap), but drinking six to eight glasses of water per day, reducing your alcohol intake (a little here and there is actually quite healthy!) and taking up stress-reducing activities like jogging or yoga goes a long way in keeping your heart happy.
What Can I Do About Heart Attacks?
Heart attacks don’t always correlate with cholesterol level — in fact, it was found that around 50% of all heart attack victims had a healthy amount of cholesterol in their system! Risk of heart attack increases in elderly populations, people who smoke and those with a history of heart attack in their family. Outpatient surgery is quick and simple and can reduce, even reverse, these potential attacks. Also remember that symptoms are different in men and women — while most men report feeling chest pain that moves down their arms, women are more likely to feel pain in their chest, back and jaw. Sudden fatigue and nausea are also common symptoms that tend to go ignored. Preventative medicine can be used sometimes to reduce the risk of heart attack and it’s not a bad idea to have questions to ask a cardiologist next time you get a check-up. So many health problems can be avoided with improved day-to-day lifestyle habits and regular check-ups (there are low-income clinics that can at least look over your blood pressure and breathing patterns), so pour yourself a glass of water, find a doctor and start some good habits today!
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