Healthy Heart

The heart is the most important organ in the body. A failing heart may lead to a combination of stroke and heart diseases, which ultimately leads to untimely deaths. In fact, heart disease and stroke are the top cause of death amongst men and women in Singapore. Still, most people are unaware of the lurking dangers of heart disease.

Without a healthy heart, every other organ in your body would fail. Hence, it is crucial that you see an expert cardiologist to check your heart for any issues and provide early treatment before it is too late.

Singaporeans face a higher risk of heart disease compared to other Asians. According to various studies, Singaporeans have a higher prevalence of hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease, which are all serious conditions that put them at a higher risk of heart failure.Here are three types of people who have a higher risk of heart disease in Singapore and may benefit from seeing a cardiologist early on to improve their health.

1. Those with a family history of heart disease:
You are at a higher risk for heart disease if your parents or sibling suffers from the condition, even if you lead a healthy lifestyle. That is why it is crucial that you are tested regularly for various heart diseases. This way, any growing condition can be mitigated early before it gets out of hand.

2. Those who suffer from a significant cholesterol disorder:
These are people who have extremely high cholesterol levels that cannot be lowered by a diet or lifestyle change alone.

3. Those who carry multiple risk factors for heart disease:
People who have multiple risk factors for heart disease make it even harder to control or prevent the disease. Some of these risk factors include:

• Smoking
• Diabetes
• Uncontrolled hypertension
• Lack of exercise
• High blood sugar
• Obesity

Even so, a qualified heart specialist can help formulate a plan to improve your heart health. One way he achieves this is by monitoring your heart health numbers, helping you understand what they mean and giving you the right tools and information to maintain a healthy heart.

Schedule consultation with a trusted cardiologist by giving them a call at their local clinic. Read about the reviews on each cardiologist and check their social media sites to find out what their patients are saying about them.