BMed Sci, BM BS, DTM&H, FRACGP Dr Andrew Lowdon, originally trained in the UK, has spent over a decade working…
The best way look after your heart is with a healthy lifestyle. At Mt Hawthorn Medical Centre, our doctors can support you to maintain a healthy heart.
Being smoke-free is one of the best things you can do to protect your heart.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance carried in your blood. Your body needs cholesterol to be healthy, but an imbalance of cholesterol in your blood can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Blood pressure isn’t usually something you can feel. If it’s too high, it needs to be treated.
It’s important to manage your diabetes to help prevent a heart attack or stroke. For information on managing diabetes.
Regular, moderate physical activity is great for your heart health. It’s never too late to start and get the benefits. It’s also important to sit less during your day and break up your sitting time.
Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems. We can help to know your body mass index and waist measurements and what these mean.
Eating a varied diet of healthy foods can help with your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. There are also specific changes you can make to your diet to help prevent heart disease:
We know that there can be a greater risk of heart disease for people who have depression, are socially isolated or do not have good social support. Having a good social life with family and friends can help.
Depression is more than feeling sad or low. If you feel depressed for more than two weeks, make an appointment and talk to our doctors.
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