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Heart Disease Prevention

Afshine Ash Emrani, MD, FACC -  - Cardiologist

Los Angeles Heart Specialists

Afshine Ash Emrani, MD, FACC

Cardiologist located in Tarzana, CA

Dr. Afshine Emrani is a Board-Certified Cardiologist who serves the residents of the greater Los Angeles area, including Tarzana, California. The doctor and his staff at Los Angeles Heart Specialists specialize in many areas of cardiac care, including the prevention of heart disease.

Heart Disease Prevention Q & A

Internist Los AngelesWhat are Common Causes of Heart Disease?

Heart disease can be caused by many different things. First, avoid cigarette smoking or the use of any type of tobacco product. It is also important to maintain a healthy body weight. Carrying excessive amounts of weight is not only hard on the heart and circulatory system, it can also lead to diabetes and other health problems. Damage to the heart can also be caused by infections that attack the tissues and affect how the heart functions. Poor diet can also affect how the heart functions. The heart is a muscle and needs both nutrients and protein to function at its best.

Can Heart Disease Be Prevented?

Heart disease can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. While some types of heart disease are hereditary, a person can reduce their risk by eliminating harmful habits from their lifestyle and replacing them with heart healthy habits. Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein is just one way of preventing heart disease. Exercising regularly several times a week is also extremely important. Exercising the heart is just as important as exercising the other muscles in the body. Maintaining a healthy weight is also extremely important. When a person begins to gain excessive amounts of weight, the result can be high blood pressure that makes it extremely hard for the heart to pump blood through the body efficiently.

What Other Health Problems are Associated with Heart Disease?

When a person has any type of heart disease, it becomes more difficult for them to remain activity. Circulation can become impaired, which means tissues located throughout the body can become deprived of vital oxygen and nutrients they need to remain healthy. Individuals who have impaired heart function are at higher risk for obesity and vice versa. Individuals who have heart disease are also at higher risk for peripheral artery disease and diabetes. As their heart condition continues to worsen, their risk of developing other chronic health conditions also increases.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

We accept most major insurance plans | If you have any questions, please call our office | We are out of network for United Health Care | We do not accept Blue Shield