Our Blog: To Your Health
After being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib), Jeanie had an irregular heartbeat and increased risk of stroke. When a cardioversion failed to restore her natural heart rhythm, she knew she needed to make significant lifestyle changes for her health.
Wearing a face mask has become an obligation to help keep ourselves and our patients healthy. Unfortunately, shortages of PPE necessitate that we wear the same mask for long periods of time at work. We are also wearing masks when we’re off the clock. Chronic, prolonged mask use can cause skin problems which can be annoying and painful. There is little satisfaction in knowing that no one but you knows what’s under the mask!
If you are inspired by Jeanie’s story, you can make small, important lifestyles changes to stay healthy. “Along with pharmaceutical methods to treat cardiovascular risk factors, if you want to lower your risk of heart disease (and many other chronic health conditions, including diabetes) you should invest time and effort in long-term strategies like diet, exercise, and commitment to a healthy lifestyle,” says Dr. Sandeep Garg of The Oregon Clinic Cardiology.