The cardiovascular system is one of the most important systems in the body. Although some people do not give it the importance it deserves, many vital processes depend on its proper functioning. Therefore, taking care of cardiovascular health should be a priority.

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world, even more so than different types of cancer. This is a group of cardiac and circulatory disorders that, although they do not initially manifest themselves with strong symptoms, can cause long-term effects that seriously affect the quality of life. For this reason, at Soleil Surgical, we want to provide you with a series of tips and preventive habits that you could start following for a healthier lifestyle and improving your cardiovascular system.

  • Eat a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat to reduce your risk of atherosclerosis.
  • Join a walking program to improve the circulation of your legs or consult with our doctors to find out what routines you can follow.
  • Take care of your weight. For every pound of fat, your heart needs to pump blood with more effort.
  • Watch your blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure (hypertension) you are at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure or kidney damage.
  • If you have diabetes, work to keep your blood glucose in good control.
  • Check your feet every day for cuts, blisters, red spots, sores, cracks and swelling. Use a mirror to check the bottoms of your feet or ask a family member for help if you have trouble seeing.
  • Contact us right away if a cut, sore, blister, or bruise does not heal after several days.
  • Always check inside your shoes for worn areas or things that might cause sores on your feet.
  • Avoid crossing your legs for long periods of time. Instead, cross your legs at the ankles.

Take care of yourself, your vascular system, your legs, and your feet which are your support. Contact us at 407-343-4983 or for a preventive exam. We are waiting for you!