Hypertension, hyperlipidaemia including high cholesterol and obesity are all major factors that are well known to increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. In England, 3 out of 10 of all deaths recorded annually are related to poor cardiovascular health.
Supporting Patients with Cardiovascular Health Issues
A new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has revealed that of the 770,000 patients in England with newly diagnosed cardiovascular issues, only around half are receiving lifestyle support.
By stopping smoking, taking up some regular exercise and other ways to achieve weight loss can help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But this is easier to achieve alongside regular monitoring and support, which can help to introduce and monitor positive lifestyle changes which in turn improve health outcomes.
The authors of this study did acknowledge that often interventions were being advised. However, often patients did not have the services in the area to support the lifestyle changes.
At the Mayfair GP we believe it is really important that patients are equipped with the knowledge and resources to manage their health conditions.
We focus upon avoiding preventable diseases and helping to reverse some chronic diseases by valuing lifestyle medicine and putting health changes at the forefront of our recommendations.
Greater adherence to an overall healthy lifestyle is associated with substantially lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, adopting a healthy lifestyle will help to reduce the burden of cardiovascular complications.
Supporting Your Cardiovascular Health
This approach of lifestyle medicine plays an integral part in the care that we offer and we are here to support you to make the healthy changes that you need.
We can support you through smoking cessation, exercise and diet advice which in turn will all help to reduce the risk of developing diseases such as poor cardiovascular health.
We can also organise comprehensive health screenings that can detect conditions early, so we can organise treatment.
We want to give you the information and tools to optimise your lifelong health. Get in touch with us to find out more about how lifestyle medicine can help you.