Prevent Heart & Kidney Disease in Tarzana, CA
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What are Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease?
When it comes to maintaining overall health, the kidneys and heart play vital roles in our overall health. The kidneys function to filter waste and maintain mineral balance while the heart ensures proper blood circulation. The kidneys play a crucial role in filtering out waste and excess water from the blood, as well as maintaining the balance of minerals, like salt, calcium, and potassium. They also produce hormones that affect blood pressure, red blood cell growth, and bone strength. Detecting kidney disease can be challenging due to the kidneys' resilience so it is essential to undergo professional testing through blood and urine tests to identify and treat early signs of kidney disease.
Similarly, cardiovascular disease encompasses various conditions that impact heart and blood vessel health, including heart attacks and strokes. Yehuda Handelsman, M.D. provides comprehensive care for heart-related concerns, such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and high cholesterol management. If you have a family history of heart problems or have been diagnosed with a heart condition, our Tarzana, CA practice offers personalized cardiovascular care to help maintain heart health.
How are CVD and CKD prevented?
Taking proactive steps to protect your kidneys involves managing underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which can contribute to complications. Alongside early detection through testing, making lifestyle changes like stress management, healthy eating, good sleep habits, and regular exercise can significantly impact kidney disease prevention and overall physical condition. Though implementing these changes may require effort, their long-term benefits are well worth it.
Regarding heart attack prevention, proper screening and a healthy lifestyle are key. At Yehuda Handelsman, M.D., Dr. Handelsman conducts thorough cardiovascular disease screenings, including blood and genetic tests, while considering your complete family history. He will discuss healthy lifestyle choices and modifications to support optimal heart function. Managing conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels, is also crucial. For more information on preventing heart attacks and safeguarding your health, please contact our Tarzana, CA office to schedule an appointment.
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Protect your Heart and Kidneys
Protect yourself from risks of cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease by taking proactive steps toward prevention. Prioritize regular checkups and screenings to detect any early warning signs and identify potential risk factors. Adopt a healthy lifestyle by making smart food choices, engaging in regular physical activity, managing stress effectively, and maintaining a healthy weight. If you have existing health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, work closely with Dr. Handelsman to manage them effectively. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Handelsman in Tarzana, CA. Your future self will thank you.
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Prevent Heart & Kidney Disease FAQs
Could I have a kidney problem even if I don’t have pain?
Patients with kidney disease may not experience symptoms right away. Although each kidney has as many as a million nephrons, some people may only notice issues when their kidney is functioning at 10% capacity.
What are some common causes of heart and kidney disease?
People with significant heart disease commonly develop chronic kidney disease, and those with kidney disease are at a greater risk for heart disease. These two issues are commonly linked since both heart and kidney disease share common causes. Although there are a variety of causes, three of the most common causes include:
- High blood pressure
How are heart disease and smoking connected?
One of the most important ways to reduce your risk of heart disease is to be a nonsmoker or stop smoking. 30% of deaths from heart disease are directly linked to smoking. The nicotine in smoke causes a variety of issues, such as:
- Higher blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Decreased oxygen to the heart
- Damage to cells in the coronary arteries and other blood vessels
- Increased blood clotting