Learn To Love Your Heart
By AdFeatures | Friday, October 26, 2012, 11:15
Today, most of us realise the value in trying to keep fit and healthy. Gym memberships are becoming more and more popular as people wake up to the fact that it is vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle as much as possible. When it comes to heart disease, taking a responsible approach to your personal health is something where we can definitely make a significant difference.
Diseases of the heart cause more than one in three of all deaths in the UK, accounting for almost two hundred thousand deaths each year at an estimated cost of over thirty billion pounds to the economy.
We all know that consuming a healthy diet with the right amount of fruit and vegetables can have a direct impact on our cardiovascular health and that certain forms of exercise are also extremely beneficial.
In fact, you don't need to join a gym or become a fitness fanatic pounding the exhaust fume ridden streets of London in order to make a difference. By making small changes to your daily routine, such as walking up and down stairs instead of taking a lift or getting on and off the bus or tube one stop or two early, you can increase your cardio activity is a controlled and positive way.
There are many early warning signs that can help you to know that something might need attention and if you are aware of what to look out for you can seek help before things progress to a more dangerous state.
Atrial Fibrillation can cause chest pain and palpitations and any sign of breathlessness from an activity that you usually undertake with little effort are all signs that something might be amiss. Of course, something like Angina is a condition that can be quite easily dealt with and sufferers can go on to live full lives with little or no complications. Although perhaps scary at first, it is a disease that can be easily managed given the correct medical treatment.
London has some of the best specialists in the world and a reputation for the highest level of medical and clinical care that you could possibly find. This is why so many people travel here to take advantage of the top class facilities and expert knowledge on offer.
You might think that using the services of a Harley Street cardiologist would be the reserve of the rich and famous, but that couldn't be further from the truth. A complete range of cardiac and respiratory investigations are on offer from some of the best specialists in their fields and a full range of treatments are available that represent both the tried and tested, as well as the cutting edge of new ideas.
Some referrals are available through NHS services, whilst others can be easily accessed if you have health insurance policies of your own or are part of an employment health scheme. In the modern world of medicine, there isn't a two-tier system but rather a level of excellence that is available to all under certain qualifying circumstances.