If you’re a fan of cheeseburgers, fried chicken and fries, then you are headed for heart trouble. Foods high in cholesterol will clog your arteries and shorten your lifespan, increasing the chances of stroke and heart attack. A heart attack occurs when there is a build-up of fatty acids, protein and calcium within an artery. These form plaques, and when the plaques harden, they crack, allowing blood to come and form clots in the area. If the clot gets big enough, it blocks the flow of blood, robbing the heart of its supply of oxygen. The death of heart muscles due to lack of oxygen results in discomfort, pain in chest, indigestion, nausea, irregular or rapid heartbeats, and feeling of heartburn. These symptoms last longer than half an hour. People with diabetes are more prone to having heart attacks than others.
Life after Heart Attack
To assist with cardiac rehabilitation, home care agencies offer outpatient assistance with exercise programs, medication reminders, daily chores and transportation. A-1 Home Care’s certified nurse aides will work with your doctors, nurses and medical care team to ensure that your loved one will follow the prescribed recovery plan to prevent repeat heart attacks and future hospitalization. Having emotional support by your side goes a long way when you have to change lifestyle habits. It’s easy to return to old habits without accountability and encouragement.
Call for a free assessment today (626) 287-0250 or visit http://www.arcadiainhomecare.com to view our comprehensive list of services. For over 20 years, A-1 Home Care has delivered exceptional in-home care to Arcadia, Alta Dena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Pasadena and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.