It is no secret that as you get older your risk of developing health problems increases. There are some things that you can do to prevent your health from deteriorating too rapidly. Although there are many risk factors that cannot be controlled, such as hereditary factors, there are several things that are within your control that can reduce your risk.
A poor diet can put you at risk for a number of health conditions including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. It is important that you have a balanced diet with protein, vegetables, fruits, dairy, healthy fats, and limited carbs. If you aren’t sure what your diet should be, talk to your doctor about your health and weight. You can also visit a nutritionist that specializes in formulating diets based on health needs.
High cholesterol can put you at increased risk of heart disease and stroke. You will need to make sure that you are eating healthy fats to keep your good cholesterol up, while avoiding saturated fats that raise bad cholesterol. If your cholesterol is out of control, medications can easily help you get it back into balance.
Blood pressure is another risk factor for heart disease that is completely controllable. You can control your blood pressure by eating a diet low in sodium, as well as living a lifestyle that is free from stress and anger. If your blood pressure cannot be lowered by these means, inexpensive maintenance medications can help bring it down to normal levels.
If you have these or other health risk factors that need to be addressed, you should not hesitate to see a doctor. We can help you address these concerns before they lead to difficult health conditions. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.