Signs of Real Risk
It is vitally important to understand the true cause of heart attacks and strokes. As a member of this practice, you will become very well informed in this regard, but for now… if a heart attack was an explosion, the explosive is plaque in your arteries, and the detonator of these lethal events is inflammation.
The bottom line is that when your arteries have plaque in them, and the walls of your arteries are irritated and inflamed, you are in real potential danger.
There are a number of health warnings you can see for yourself that clearly point to one or both of these dangerous variables.
What are the warning signs that should concern you?
- Gum disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Erectile dysfunction
- Restless legs
- Tobacco use
- Untreated sleep apnea
- Poor sleep
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Diabetes or insulin resistance
- Resting heart rate >75
- Peripheral artery disease
If any of these warning signs apply to you, you owe it to yourself to learn more about our practice. The great news is that heart attacks and strokes are absolutely preventable. You just have to proactively manage your risks. We make that easy to do.