Heart Conditions Treatment
Keeping your heart healthy is vital for a long life. Heart conditions are common, especially as you get older, but there are therapies and lifestyle changes that can improve your cardiovascular health. At Primary Care Joliet, we work with our patients to address heart-health issues. If you are looking for a primary care provider who offers heart conditions treatment, come see one of our doctors at our Joliet and Wilmington, IL, clinics.
Causes and Symptoms of Heart Disease
There are many different types of heart conditions that can impact the function of your cardiovascular system. These include vascular concerns that put stress on the heart, as well as diseases that impact heart function. Some heart conditions are related to genetics and family history or may be due to a congenital heart defect. Many heart diseases are lifestyle-related – high risk factors for heart conditions include diets high in salt/fat, obesity, sedentary lifestyle smoking and alcohol/drug use.
The symptoms of heart disease vary depending on the type of disease and what it affects. Coronary artery disease is a common heart condition which is caused by plaque buildup in the arteries, but there are also arrhythmias and other defects. Some possible symptoms of heart disease include:
- Chest pain, pressure or tightness
- Shortness of breath, even when not exerting yourself
- Pain in the back, neck, arms or legs
- Dizziness or near fainting
- Racing heartbeat
Since symptoms of heart disease can also be related to other health conditions, it is important to get a full medical checkup. Diagnostics can be performed including options like blood lab tests, EKGs, heart ultrasounds and other testing at PCJ.
Treatment for Heart Disease
If you are diagnosed with a heart condition, our team at Primary Care Joliet can help create a treatment plan to protect your health. This can include medications, but also may require diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Our medical team can evaluate your cardiovascular condition and determine the best treatment options to improve your heart health.
To schedule an appointment for a heart condition diagnosis or treatment, call one of our clinics in Joliet or Wilmington, IL.