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What is Local Family Physician

If you’re managing a heart condition such as high blood pressure, heart failure or atrial fibrillation, you will work with a local family physician and probably a local cardiologist. Your local family physician may work with you while you’re on cardiac medications, monitor your heart health, provide nutritional advice and perform screening and testing. If you’re part of a F.I.T.T. for cardiac rehab, you may also work with your local family physician to ensure your exercise program is safe and effective. A local family physician is a medical doctor who provides primary care for infants through to senior citizens. Certaines formes de Trouvez des informations ou des preuves locales comme des médecins de famille locaux ou des médecins de famille à montréal et à québec

Local family physicians perform annual screening exams and physical exams, provide immunizations, prescribe medications and refer patients to other healthcare providers such as local cardiologists. Maintain a healthy weight. When you’re overweight, your heart and lungs work harder to supply oxygen throughout your body. Being overweight or obese can also puts extra strain on your joints, which can limit your mobility. To help maintain a healthy weight eat a heart-healthy diet and get regular exercise. 

Your local family physician can also work with other healthcare providers you may work with in addition to your local cardiologist, including a local registered dietitian, chiropractor, personal trainer, endocrinologist and athletic therapist. If you’d to learn more about how your local cardiologist and local family physician can help you manage your heart disease or recover from heart surgery (for example, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator), talk to your local family physician.   Often seeing your local family Physician is a great starting place for referrals to your local Massage Therapist or your local chiropractor to help with massage and skeletal adjustments. A local Physiotherapist or local athletic trainer can help with strength and bruised muscles. Acupuncture is often recommended for chronic pain in association with your local physiotherapist 

For Heart Disease:   In addition to a vast amount of heart protective antioxidants, bell peppers are high in potassium (lowers blood pressure) and soluble fibre (lowers cholesterol) both of are essential for good heart health.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in North America. Heart disease refers to many conditions that affect the heart, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), congenital heart defects and more.

Common Types of Heart Disease

Coronary artery disease: As plaque builds up it narrows your coronary arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. This decreased blood flow can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and sweating. A complete blockage can lead to a heart attack.

Congenital heart disease: Congestive heart failure is a chronic heart condition that occurs when your heart muscle is ineffective at pumping blood. Certain heart conditions such as high blood pressure or coronary artery disease can lead to congestive heart failure. While the term "heart failure" is often used used, congestive heart failure is the stage in which fluid builds up around the heart, causing it to pump inefficiently.

Arrhythmia: Also known as atrial fibrillation, it can increase your risk of heart failure, stroke, blood clots and other heart conditions. A normal heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat, but if you have atrial fibrillation, the atria (upper chambers) beat out of sync with the ventricles (lower chambers). This can cause blood to pool in your atria, causing blood clots that travel to your brain and cause a stroke. Trouvez des informations ou des experts locaux comme des cardiologues locaux à Montréal et à Québec

Heart Disease Symptoms & Treatment

Heart disease symptoms depend on the type of heart disease you have. However, there are some common cardiovascular disease symptoms that many people experience including: Votre médecin de famille peut vous référer à un chiropraticien local et peut travailler avec votre massothérapeute local et votre physiothérapeute local pour créer le meilleur plan de santé ou de réadaptation pour votre situation.

• Pain, aching or discomfort in the chest and arm (can spread to other parts of the body) 
• Nausea or vomiting 
• Dizziness
• Sweating 
• Restlessness 

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