Millions each year will experience a heart attack this year. Some will survive and, unfortunately, others will not. It is one of the scariest conditions to ever be in, especially if it is being monitored. But, nowadays, with process foods and sugary drinks and fatty foods, it is no wonder that more and more people will have a heart attack.
Yet, you can take control, especially with our twenty-four hour in-home care service here at A-1 Home Care, where our trusty caregivers will help assist senior patients with their drink and food intake and medication monitoring and any possible side effects. Studies have also shown that women are to take quicker action and go to their routine doctor checkups, as well as follow up with any blood work or additional tests that need to be done. A majority of men, however, have been notoriously known for not only taking any tests but even following through with their regular visit’s to the doctor’s office.
It is understandable because nobody likes to go to the doctors; but, over time, studies continue to show that men are more at risk for a heart attack, beginning as early as forty-years old. This is not to frighten anyone, but there are ways to help reduce the chances as well as monitor. Some are:
- Eat a balanced meal.
- Get enough sleep and rest, even taking breaks throughout a busy day.
- Exercise, especially cardio.
- Go to your scheduled doctor’s appointment AND be sure to schedule your annual physical exam yearly.
- Take your vitamins and any prescribed medication from your doctor.
- Get outdoors.
- Spend time solo.
- Spend time with loved ones.
If your loved one has recently suffered a stroke or a heart attack, then be sure to consult with one of our A-1 Home Care representatives who will help assist you to find the appropriate caregiver. Our Santa Monica office information is 310-657-870. We are also located in surrounding cities such as Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Hollywood, and more which you can locate on our homepage.