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  115 High Road

Loughton

Essex IG10 4HJ

Tel: +44 (0) 208 508 7741

CARDIAC CENTRE “Detect & Protect”

CARDIAC CENTRE

Preventing Heart Attacks & Strokes since 1973

PREVENTING HEART DISEASE

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT HEART DISEASE?

If you have heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes in your family... get tested at regular intervals. If you have one parent with any of these conditions your chances are 1:4 of getting the same in the future.

If we detect the early signs of heart disease we will tell you every detail you need to know in order to control it. We would then test you at regular intervals to make sure that the interventions you undertake are having the desired effect. There is no place for wishful thinking.

There is no place for thinking that because you are taking the tablets, eating the ‘right’ things or doing some exercise that they are working. When a lethal outcome is possible you need to be sure that the interventions work. If they are not working a change will be necessary.

Whatever you do decide to do, it goes without saying that those who smoke have twice the chance of dying before the age of 65. Those who are athletically fit are half as likely to get heart disease - so get fit and lose weight if necessary. If you can afford it, have a low-carb, Mediterranean diet.

Above all learn to add life to years before you worry about adding years to life. OK, so you know how to make a living but, do you know how to make a life? Just a few thoughts for you to consider!

Call us on 020 8508 7741 or e-mail drdaviddighton@thecardiaccentreuk.co.uk