Beginner-friendly Guide to Diabetes and Heart Disease


Beginner-friendly Guide to Diabetes and Heart Disease
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North Atlanta Vascular Clinic and Vein Center

1/27/2023


You run a higher risk of developing heart disease if you have diabetes. A heart attack or a stroke is more common among diabetic patients as diabetes-related high blood glucose levels heavily damage blood vessels and the nerves that regulate your heart and circulatory system. According to the latest research, 90% of patients with type 2 diabetes are at significant risk of having a fatal heart stroke within ten years. To lower heart attack risks, it's essential to be mindful of the early warning signs and symptoms and take the desirable medication in time. Here is the guide for effective diabetes management!

Causes of a Diabetes-related Stroke

Your body cannot effectively process food if you have diabetes. The lack of insulin production or improper insulin usage causes your blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise. Over time, excessive glucose levels can harm the blood arteries in the body, enhancing the likelihood of diabetes heart attack.

A diabetic stroke can result from several health issues as the following:

  • Excess body weight or obesity (the ideal BMI is from 18.5 to 24.9)
  • Coronary diseases
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Symptoms of Diabetic Stroke

Diabetes strokes exhibit the same symptoms as other strokes:

  • Speech difficulties
  • Equilibrium issues, dizziness, or hard walking
  • Abrupt, severe headache
  • Unexpected confusion
  • Visual problems or double vision
  • One-sided weakness or stiffness

A stroke is a serious medical emergency. If you encounter any severe diabetes and heart disease, seek medical help right away.

Who Is at More Risk of a Diabetic Stroke?

Your risk of a stroke is doubled if you have type 2 diabetes.

Older people who have reached the age of 65 are more prone to a diabetes heart attack as well. For younger people, lifestyle, food intake, a healthy weight, and a family medical history of strokes influence the odds of developing diabetes and having a heart attack.

How to Reduce the Risk of Stroke When Someone Has Diabetes?

Start with the easy, preventative options listed here to safeguard your heart health and lower your chance of diabetes stroke.

  • Prioritize health goals.
  • Make an appointment with your medical team and get yourself educated about diabetes.
  • Keep track of your medication.
  • Keep a reliable treatment plan.
  • Follow a nutritious diet and regular exercise plan.

Take Charge of Your Diabetes, Blood Pressure, and Hypertension

High cholesterol levels may contribute to fatty plaque, which results in blockages and strokes. Learn the strategies for lowering your cholesterol levels and achieving successful diabetes management.

There are several stroke types with their treatment options:

  • Ischemic Stroke

    Ischemic Stroke is a type of stroke caused by a blood clot or narrowing of blood vessels that block blood flow to the brain.

    Treatment of ischemic stroke involves immediate medical attention to dissolve the blood clot or remove it mechanically. Prevention of ischemic stroke includes lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

  • Bleeding stroke

    Hemorrhagic Stroke is caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain, leading to bleeding and damage to surrounding tissue.

    Treatment involves controlling bleeding and reducing pressure on the brain, potentially through medication, surgery, and rehabilitation. Preventive measures such as lifestyle changes and medications can also help reduce the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

  • TIA

    TIA, also known as a mini-stroke, is a temporary loss of brain function caused by a temporary reduction in blood flow to the brain.

    Treatment for TIA focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying cause, such as high blood pressure or heart disease. This may include lifestyle changes, medications, and medical procedures to manage conditions and reduce the risk of future strokes.

Discover the Right Care and Cure at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic!

North Atlanta Vascular Clinic treats all of your ailments with ease and expertise. We have provided exceptional stroke treatment in Suwanee, GA for over ten years. With our ample space, skilled staff, and on-site resources open around the clock, you can get everything you need for a quick recovery. Contact us or book an appointment online to get a standard solution for your concern!

 

Content Source: CDC


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North Atlanta Vascular Clinic and Vein Center

North Atlanta Vascular Clinic is a vascular surgery center located in Suwanee, Cumming, Alpharetta, and Lawrenceville, Georgia. Our vein disease specialists offer a comprehensive examination that includes a physical examination, review of your symptoms, and discussion of your medical history. We use advanced venography techniques and provide effective treatment for several health conditions like DVT, Spider Veins, Leg Cramps, MTS, and more. Contact us to get accurate diagnosis and treatment for all your vascular diseases.


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