7 Simple Steps for your Vascular Health

A few good choices can help you feel better and stay healthier. Cardiac and vascular health are the cornerstone of long quality living.

7 Απλά Βήματα για την Αγγειακής σας Υγεία

Getting diagnosed with health problems such as hypertension or high cholesterol is a wake-up call that it's time to make major lifestyle changes. The good news is that a few simple changes can help you avoid such a diagnosis in the first place.

By focusing on seven key health factors and behaviors, what the American Heart Association calls Life's Simple 7®, you can maintain your cardiovascular health:

Blood Pressure - HypertensionBlood Pressure - Hypertension
Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls. The force is generated with each heartbeat as blood is pumped from the heart into the blood vessels. Each time the heart beats (contracts and relaxes), pressure is created inside the arteries...

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Blood Cholesterol - HypercholesterolemiaBlood Cholesterol - Hypercholesterolemia
Cholesterol is a waxy substance and our bodies use it to make cell membranes, hormones and vitamin D. The cholesterol in our blood comes from two sources: the food we eat and our liver. Our liver, practically, makes all the cholesterol our body needs...

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Blood Glucose – DiabetesBlood Glucose – Diabetes
Glucose (blood sugar) is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also your brain's main source of fuel. Glucose comes mainly from carbohydrates...

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Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health and for the ones you love. Smoking is one of our nation's top causes of early death...

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Weight – ObesityWeight – Obesity
If you have too much fat, especially if a lot of it is at your waist, you're at higher risk for such health problems as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes. More than 2/3 of the American adult population is overweight...

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A healthy diet is one of your best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and achieving a longer life. When you eat a healthy diet (foods low in saturated and trans fat, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars, and foods high in whole grain fiber...

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Exercise - ActivityExercise - Activity
Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking...

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Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.


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Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA

E-mail: info@vascularhealth.gr