Heart diseases covers a broad spectrum of diagnosis including high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Heart disease is also one of the most common causes of death among women in the United States. It is most commonly caused by plaque that builds up within the arteries, which is a result of unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, smoking and obesity. Diabetes has the same risk factors. People who are type 2 diabetics are two to three times more likely to develop heart disease over the average population.
These common threads also increase risk of developing secondary heart condition for diabetics with a known heart problem. Not only are your lifestyle choices risk factors for heart disease, but it is possible that medications taken to control blood sugar could cause damage to the heart and blood vessels.
While diabetes and heart disease aren’t always avoidable, these diseases can often be controlled with lifestyle changes. Exercising, eating a well balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy weight can all help to control symptoms and in some cases eliminate the need for medications to treat diabetes and some heart problems. Weight loss by traditional methods are not easy and sometimes require a little help. The Woman’s Clinic in Jackson, MS offers Ideal Protein, which is a weight loss program that can help you reach and maintain your weight loss goals. Ideal Protein offers personalized weight loss plans and weekly one on one support to help you to be successful. If you are interested in assisted weight loss find out more about Ideal Protein here.
Control of type 2 diabetes and heart conditions are vital to living a long and healthy life. Talk with your doctor today about steps you can take towards a healthier life.