Heart Health Awareness Month: Signs from Your Heart


The muscular organ centered at the heart of the circulatory system, the heart itself, sits under a brighter spotlight during the month of February. Heart Health Awareness Month is here, and we’re taking a closer look at what it means to be and to stay heart healthy. Vital for pumping blood through our bodies, the state of our heart’s health plays a major role in our everyday lives. From getting out of bed in the morning to climbing back in at night and everything in between, this essential organ holds the key when it comes to sustaining and living our lives. This month in particular, healthcare professionals, schools, families and communities try to raise awareness of heart-related issues while promoting heart-healthy lifestyle choices.

Here at Aqua Home Care, we would like to take some time to join in spreading heart-health awareness and encourage mindfulness in making heart-healthy decisions. An in-home care referral company with a reputable registry of trusted caregivers, we know the importance of maintaining one’s health and the affect it has on quality of life. There are many different types of heart conditions that can impact daily living. Some of which include heart valve disease, heart attack, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, congenital heart defects, heart failure and more. Signs of these conditions vary and may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Limited or inability to exercise
  • Dizziness, fatigue or fainting
  • Chest pain/pressure or pain that radiates to your back, jaw or arm
  • Swelling
  • A rapid, irregular heartbeat or palpitations
  • Sweating, nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid weight gain

Preventing certain heart conditions and maintaining your heart health requires making lifestyle choices that serve to boost your well-being. Aqua Home Care places the safety, comfort and wellness of all who seek our referral services as our top priority and we refer caregivers who can provide services that help their clients maintain a healthy lifestyle. Service options, and ways that can help you stay heart-healthy, include:

  • Mobility assistance and exercise
  • Transportation to regular doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, exercise class and specialists
  • Medication reminders
  • Preparation of healthy meals and feeding assistance
  • Shopping for healthy foods
  • Assistance with staying active

The best way to diagnose a heart condition is to see your doctor. If a heart condition is present, your doctor can plan a course of action that may incorporate medication, lifestyle changes, surgery etc. If you or your loved one experiences any concerning symptoms, it is important to seek immediate medical care. The occurrence of a heart-related issue can be reduced with diet, exercise and making healthy choices. Reducing your risk of a heart condition consists of daily decisions that put your health first. This month and all year long, know the signs, take preventative measures and maintain a healthy heart for healthy living.

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