At Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, our team can provide multiple care options, including interventional pain management for St. Thomas and St. Croix residents. However, we can also address common heart health issues. Are you at risk of heart attack, stroke, or other cardiac concerns? Read the risks mentioned below to find out and contact Dr. Ahmet Sayan.
High Blood Pressure
Have you ever heard of someone who seemed to be in perfect health but who dropped dead of a heart attack out of the blue? Often, these people have high blood pressure, which greatly increases their risk factors for heart attacks, strokes, and other issues. It causes no symptoms, so make sure that you check yours regularly to ensure you know it.
Poor Cholesterol Levels
Cholesterol is an important part of our diet, but high bad cholesterol can cause plaque buildup in the arteries and trigger severe health issues. Furthermore, low good cholesterol may also increase your heart health risk because it naturally helps to protect your heart. Talk with our team if you need help with balancing your cholesterol levels to reasonable levels.
Sudden and Unexpected Chest Pains
Do you ever experience surprising chest pains that come and go? If they keep occurring, you might be at a very high risk of heart health issues. Reach out to Dr. Sayan right away to schedule an appointment with our team to ensure you’re safe.
People with diabetes are naturally at a higher risk of heart problems because it may be associated with problems like obesity and other concerns. Furthermore, diabetes can cause high blood sugar, which may damage your heart over time.
Several behaviors can increase your potential heart health risks, including:
- Eating a diet that is high in unhealthy fat and cholesterol
- Poor exercise habits, including sitting for too long
- Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes (or abusing other drugs)
Note that some people may simply come from a family with a genetic risk for heart disease. If your parents, grandparents, or even uncles and aunts in your family have had heart attacks or strokes, your risk is likely increased.
Take Your Heart Health Seriously
At Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Sayan can help you understand your potential heart health risk and provide heart care that St. Thomas and St. Croix residents need to be healthy. Call us at either (340) 714-2845 or (340) 714-2843 to set up your appointment. We’ll take care of the hard work for you.