Keeping Your Heart In Check - You’ve Only Got One Heart

Valentine's day is around the corner and most of us have already made plans to go the extra mile for that someone special. But how many of us have done that for ourselves in a long time? This February, Dr. Arun Asok Cheriyan, Specialist Cardiologist at Aster Clinic, Bur Dubai is encouraging you to show your heart some extra love.

In developed countries or fast paced cities where there's easy access to fast food, it is no less of a task to keep track of what you are eating. What's even harder, is for your heart to keep up. With a major shift in lifestyle and daily routines, one tends to overlook the care and attention given to one of the most important organs in the body.

Many health conditions and lifestyle choices contribute to cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity. A sedentary lifestyle, smoking and unhealthy diets also add pressure on your body and heart. However, cardiovascular conditions can often be prevented if you make healthy choices. Making an effort to exercise daily and drastically cutting down on certain types of food can make a sea of change in your life and health.

Replace foods like canned food, processed and frozen meals with a diet rich in fish and flax seeds rich in omega 3, phytonutrient rich berries, oatmeal filled with fiber and vitamins, carrots, sweet potatoes and red peppers, oranges and papaya rich in potassium and magnesium go a long way in ensuring that your heart and body gets the best of nature’s produce. Controlling and minimizing the intake of salt can help in keeping blood pressure in check too.

Undergoing regular health check-ups play a key role in monitoring and finding potential health issues before they pose risks. If you have been diagnosed with a heart condition, ensure that you stay healthy by going for regular health checks, use support equipment like BP and glucose monitors to monitor your health regularly, and introduce supplement essentials formulated from the best ingredients. It goes without saying that changes to lifestyle and diet are also key to living a longer and healthier life.

As always, ensure that you speak to your doctor before starting any medications, diet or supplements. For any queries pertaining to cardiovascular health, book an appointment with the specialists at Aster Clinic, Bur Dubai by calling 04-4400500.


Dr. Arun Ashok Cheriyan
Specialist Cardiologist

Aster Jubilee Medical Center

Address: Aster Jubilee Medical Center, Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, Near Al Fahidi Metro Station, Dubai
Telephone No: 04-4400500

MOH NO: BC16683

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