Addressing Age-Related Vascular Changes

Did you know that age-related vascular changes that happen in the body can increase the risk of vascular disorders? Some studies have certain changes that affect your vascular health as you age. While preventing aging is not possible, you can manage certain factors that influence those changes. Learn how age makes vascular changes and factors that you should manage for healthy vascular health. Get a consultation with the best cardiologists in Brooklyn.

 

Conditions associated with vascular changes

These changes occur with old age and may increase the risk of many conditions:

  • Heart disorders such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart valve diseases, congestive heart failure, transient ischemic attacks, or strokes.
  • Peripheral blood vessel disorders such as blood clots, atherosclerosis, Deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins, aneurysms, and claudication.

Besides old age, certain things also make it hard for your heart to pump blood, like:

  • Emotional stress
  • Physical exertion
  • Illness
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Certain medicines

 

Prevention

While you can’t stop aging, there are several things you can do to make your heart healthy even at an older age. It includes:

  • Try to prevent risk factors or maintain some control over these factors that increase your risk of heart and blood vessels (such as high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes, obesity, and smoking).
  • Start eating a heart-healthy diet that contains more fiber and nutrients and low levels of saturated fat and cholesterol which also help you maintain your weight. You can ask your healthcare provider for recommendations according to your health.
  • If you have high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, or diabetes, then properly follow your treatment and avoid smoking and alcohol which can make these conditions worse.
  • Men or women aged 65 to 75 years who smoke should get an aneurysm test for their abdominal aorta with an ultrasound exam to see if they have any arteries or veins problems.
  • Stay physically active, prevent obesity, and people with diabetes need to manage their blood sugar. It keeps your heart healthy by lowering risk factors for heart problems like high blood pressure, stress, and cholesterol levels. You can also ask your healthcare provider about the exercise plan you should follow to improve your heart and overall health.
  • Monitor certain factors such as blood pressure, and cholesterol levels every year to help you keep your heart healthy. In case you have diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, and certain other conditions then you should need to monitor these factors more closely to prevent complications.

 

Aging causes many vascular changes in the body. All changes may lead to moderate to severe vascular problems, however, with certain prevention you can manage risk factors that may cause these problems. Follow all the above-mentioned tips to keep your heart healthy and have a better life with aging.

 

If you have any vascular problems, please visit our cardiology clinic in Brooklyn for professional help. Call us on +1(347) 384-5690. The Cardiologists at Doral Health & Wellness consistently have outstanding patient satisfaction ratings. The professionals at Heart Specialist Brooklyn are able to greatly improve their patient’s health and quality of life because of their vast training and experience. New Yorkers can get the greatest medical, surgical, and cardiovascular care at Doral Health & Wellness Brooklyn. Visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212.