Cardiovascular diseases can block our blood vessels and coronary arteries — eventually hindering the blood flow throughout our bodies.
Heart diseases are critical. They cause deadly health conditions.
However, they are curable.
Heart diseases can easily be prevented and treated through ways of a healthy lifestyle. Although some factors, such as age, hereditary conditions, or other health problems, cannot be reversed — there are still several ways to improve your heart health.
Now, while improving our general heart health is essential — we must also be concerned about suffering from a "Fatty Heart".
Being physically overweight isn't the only form of obesity that one experiences. Sometimes the fat is directly absorbed by our organs. And just as harmful it is for the body to be fat, the same applies to our organs.
Also, physically overweight individuals aren't the only ones to be worried about experiencing the conditions of a fatty heart. People who are comparatively thinner or even anemic can too suffer from fatty heart.
The fat surrounding the heart is called the Excess Pericardial Fat.
This condition is absolutely indifferent to the weight of the affected person. It is reportedly found in women more than in men as well.
Also, a fit body does not always indicate a healthy or fat-free heart.
The higher the amount of pericardial fat — the higher the risk of stroke or heart failure is.
Nevertheless, a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, planned sessions of workout, and regular checkups are always helpful in enhancing your heart health. These habits can also help in preventing the body from developing pericardial fat in the first place.
Women are always at a higher risk of heart failure by pericardial fat:
Although studies show that the amount of pericardial fat is lesser in women than in men, women are still more prone to heart failure than men.
As per a report, even 1.4 ounces of fat can increase the rate of heart failure in women by 44% whereas, in men, it is 15%.
However, there are still no studies yet to explain the gender difference in this disease.
But, how does one develop pericardial fat?
A heart pumps blood in and out for the smooth functioning of the body.
Sometimes, these blood cells carry bodily fats with them to the heart and these get absorbed by the heart muscles (specifically the ones that expand and contract continuously for blood pumping).
This fat that is absorbed by the heart tends to stiffen over time — and it ultimately results in the malfunctioning of the heart.
Pericardial fat also correlates with fatty deposits in the coronary arteries, which leads to heart attacks or even heart failures.
So, How Can You Reduce Your Chances of a Fatty Heart?
There are certain habits that you can build and maintain to prevent having a fatty heart. Here mentioned are some ways to effectively reduce pericardial fat:
Please Note: Consult your doctor before taking this critical step.
People are recommended to get their heart screening done on a frequent basis by a trusted doctor; even if they don't have any traces of heart disease history.
And if you have any more questions with regards to 'Fatty Heart' and its symptoms, then please feel free to contact us.
Here at Corrielus Cardiology, we will help you achieve the desired results. We ensure you are getting the best treatment for your condition.
Dr. Sanul Corrielus — the CEO of Corrielus Cardiology, encourages all his patients to speak their minds. It is how we are able to form a trustful relationship.
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