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Managing Your Blood Pressure

With around one in three adults suffering from high blood pressure, it is important to be aware of your blood pressure numbers and keep them in the excellent range. In this video, the American Heart Association provides several tips on how to manage your blood pressure.

When blood pressure rates are high, the blood running through the arteries flows with too much force and puts pressure on the arteries, causing microscopic tears.  These tears form scar tissue, which traps plaque and white blood cells and can form into blockages and blood clots. This means that less blood gets to the vital organs. And without blood, the tissue dies, leading to stroke, kidney failure, and other major illnesses.

If you are looking for a heart or cardiology hospital in the Thousand Oaks area, then contact Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center. (805) 497-2727


Type II Diabetes: How Exercise & Glucose Control Can Help

Individuals with type II diabetes have a condition which either causes the body to produce less than adequate amounts of insulin, or causes cells to ignore the insulin needed to process glucose. When this glucose, or blood sugar, builds up in the body, it can lead to a number of negative consequences.

This video takes a closer look at how structured exercise training regimens can benefit individuals with type II diabetes. Studies show that aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, or the combination of both has been associated with a decline in hemoglobin A1C levels in type II diabetics. Proper nutrition can also help to reduce the levels even further. Learn more in this full clip.

Are you suffering from diabetes? Learn more about how to better control your diabetes at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. Call us at (805) 497-2727 for more information.


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Heart Attack Prevention

Heart Health

A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, occurs when the body cannot maintain sufficient oxygenated blood flow to the heart muscle. This causes the tissue to become damaged, ultimately interrupting the natural functions of the heart. While a heart attack can be devastating and even deadly, there are ways to help prevent a heart attack from occurring.

Causes
One of the first steps toward heart attack prevention is to understand the causes. Heart attacks may be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Accumulation of fatty plaques within the coronary arteries
  • Narrowing of the coronary arteries
  • Blood clots in the coronary arteries
  • Embolism

Prevention Tips
While some individuals are genetically predisposed to heart attacks, there are several ways to reduce risk. This includes maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, beginning a safe exercise program, managing stress, and in some cases your doctor may recommend taking small daily doses of aspirin.

Signs and Symptoms
To prevent long-term, serious effects of a heart attack is to get immediate medical help at the first sign of an attack. Symptoms commonly associated with a heart attack include:

  • Intense chest pain or a painful ‘squeezing’ sensation in the chest
  • Pain in the left arm, left shoulder, or jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Sweating or clammy skin
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety and feelings of doom
  • Loss of consciousness

It is important to remember that the symptoms of a heart attack may differ in women. For example, women tend to experience stomach pain, back and shoulder pain, confusion, and fainting.

For more information on heart attack prevention, visit Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center online or contact us at (805) 497-2727 for the care and support you deserve.


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