In this New Year, many of you have resolutions to loose weight, make more money and beyond. Our health is the most important aspect to our quality of life. More specifically, our heart-health is vital to our longevity in life. At Wellspire Medical group we believe, focusing on your heart health is the paramount to your overall health. An appointment with the best cardiologist in Humble TX will determine your overall heart-health.
There are a few things to keep in mind in determining whether you may need to see a cardiologist. First, perhaps your family doctor has seen a red flag in your exam and feels you need your heart checked more closely by a cardiologist. Or it could be that your personal or family history warrants an exam by a cardiologist. If your primary care physician refers you to a cardiologist, make an appointment right away.
There are other factors that determine if you need to see a cardiologist. Start with asking your family members about their health history. If you are seeing a pattern of heart disease, including high blood pressure and cholesterol, take action and get checked by a cardiologist. Also, for women who have had a history of preeclampsia-high blood pressure during pregnancy or in the postpartum period they have a double the risk of heart disease. The risk may be even higher for those that deliver preterm babies or suffer from this condition more than once. If you have had preeclampsia during any of your pregnancies, it is best to get your heart checked.
If you are or have been a smoker at any time in your life, smoking raises the risk of heart disease. It is considered a major risk factor. Additionally, adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease. The American Heart Association lists diabetes as one of seven major controllable risk factors of heart disease.
Last, individuals who were diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) in childhood should see a cardiologist regularly. One common misconception of those that were born with CHD is; once the heart is structurally fixed as a child, continued care is not needed. This is not true. In fact, other studies reveal the quality of life of adults that had CHD surgery as a child, are significantly increased by having regular routine check up with a specialized cardiologist
Wellspire Medical Group encourages you to put your health as your first priority for the New Year. Start with one of the most important organs in your body, the heart. If you are at risk for heart disease, planning a new exercise regimen or have relation to any of the risk factors, call for a check-up with the best Cardiologists in Humble, TX. Wellspire Medical Group can help you stay on top of your heart health!
8901 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W
Humble, TX 77338
Phone: (281) 446-7173