Tips to Help Prevent Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Life is so uncertain. Sometimes things affect us that we have no control over. However, there are an immense number of things that we can do to greatly improve our odds of achieving many of our goals, including good-health goals. As I get older, I witness more and more cases of heart attacks, cancer, and even broken bones that could, in part, be a result of osteoporosis. Heart disease is way at the top of the list of things that happen to older people, but it actually starts at a younger age.

In order to prevent heart disease, it is important to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle. The Mayo Clinic lists some very good tips that will benefit everyone.

  1. Don’t smoke or use tobacco.
  2. Exercise for 30 minutes most days.
  3. Eat a heart-healthy diet.
  4. Maintain healthy weight.
  5. Get enough quality sleep.
  6. Get regular health screenings.

If you can, get 30 to 60 minutes of exercise most days. More benefits are reaped by increasing the duration, frequency, and intensity of your exercise. However, even less exercise has its benefits and do what you can, even if it means dividing the 30 minutes into three 10-minute intervals.

What makes a “heart-healthy” diet? Here is where I think it is very easy to fail, even when you think you are eating healthy. Do you even think about whether you are eating saturated fats or trans fats? We should avoid or limit our saturated fats. Saturated fats are found in red meat, dairy products, and in coconut oil.

We should also avoid or limit our consumption of trans fats. Trans fats are found in deep-fried fast foods, bakery products, packaged snack foods, margarine, and crackers. The label “partially hydrogenated” means trans fat!

You should have some healthy fats. Some places healthy fats are found include avocado, nuts, olives, and olive oil.

In your healthy diet, you should be getting 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.

Regarding alcohol, women should limit consumption to one drink a day, and men two drinks a day. In moderation, alcohol actually offers a protective effect. More is a health hazard.

Another tip for maintaining good heart health is to chill out! Relax and relieve your stress. You may do meditation, yoga, meet with friends, take a walk.

It is a good idea to know your family medical history if possible.

Something I have found that I really like are the Lifeline Screenings. With today’s technology, they are able to check so many indicators of our health. It is a great way to find out how you are doing.

So, be wise, take charge of your health, eat a healthy diet, exercise, take vitamin and mineral supplements to help make up for what you don’t get in your daily diet, and be thankful that you are doing some great things so that you will be more likely to live a good quality life!

As we age, in order to maintain optimum health, the body seems to have a higher requirement for nutrition and exercise. One way to increase nutrition is to add vitamin & mineral supplements. ” Don’t let your lack of knowledge destroy your health…

Some of the Common Dental Surgery Procedures

Dental Surgery

Dental surgery procedures are varied and diverse. The one you need will be dictated by your condition and individual requirement.

Bonding: Bonding is the procedure you need for decayed, chipped or fractured teeth, as well for discolored teeth. The procedure is also useful for filling of gaps in the tooth. This is a procedure that can be carried out in the comfort of the dental office.

Braces: Defects in teeth alignment are corrected with the use of braces on the teeth needing to be aligned. These are used to exert a steady pressure on the teeth. This corrects the misaligned teeth. It usually takes a number of settings to slowly realign teeth.

Bridges and implants: A tooth that has gone missing due to decay or accident can be treated with bridges and implants. The difference between the two is that bridges are artificial teeth that are held in place by the surrounding dentures. The false tooth is placed between the supporting teeth and two crowns are placed it. Implants are the artificial roots used to support the supplemented tooth.

Crowning: When it comes to cracked teeth you need crowns or caps to cover and protect them. The crown covers the part of the tooth that is visible above the gum.

Dentures: When restorative and corrective measures cannot yield results, it becomes necessary to get dentures. These are prosthetics that are popularly known as false teeth. They can be partial dentures to replace a few teeth or a full set of dentures for the entire set of teeth.

Fillings and repairs: This procedure uses approved material to repair teeth damaged by due to cavities or through trauma. This is a restorative procedure that brings relief to patients.

Extractions: A severely damaged tooth needs to be removed totally. This is done through the procedure known as extraction. The damaged tooth is surgically taken out of its place.

Gum surgery: Gum disease affects both gums and the jaw. This is usually due to damaging infections. The two major stages of infection are gingivitis and periodontitis. The former is a mild infection but the latter is a serious condition and can only be treated with gum surgery.

Root canals: Root canalling is yet another procedure that is used to treat tooth ailments. It can treat both diseased and abscessed teeth. The procedure consists of opening the gum, cleaning and removing the dead and infected tissues. After cleaning the gap is filled and sealed.

Sealants: Dental sealants are applied to the upper surface of the teeth that is used for chewing. These act as a barrier to the bacteria that are likely to destroy the teeth in future.

Veneers: These are thin strips of resin ceramics and resin that are attached to teeth. They help to repair decayed, chipped and stained teeth.

The various procedures described are used to give your teeth a new look or to repair and restore them to health when they become diseased and traumatized.