The holiday season is considered to be the highest risk days of the year for those with heart disease. During the festive season, many people make quite a few mistakes such as cancelling their checkups or rescheduling their doctor appointments. During this time is when a lot of people overeat, add extra salt to their food, drink an excessive amount of alcohol, and bring stress upon themselves. This can lead to heart attacks in patients who have been diagnosed with heart disease. Here are a few tips that will help you stay on the right track during the holiday season.
Keep your appointments or schedule one in the month of December to have a checkup on your health.
If you experience chest pain or chest tightness or any discomfort with the chest lasting more than 10 minutes, go to the nearest medical treatment facility. Do not prolong this sign because it could lead to a serious health matter.
You need to see a doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms like fever, nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, respiratory problems, etc. Your doctor can properly make a diagnosis and get the right treatment for you.
Do not overeat as this can lead to weight gain and stomach trouble. If you are on a low salt diet, then you should stick to it.
You can celebrate, but with caution, by not drinking an excessive amount of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can worsen a medical condition. If you drink too much, you will not be up to entertaining your friends. If you drink a glass of milk before you start drinking alcohol, it will slow down the absorption of the alcohol.
If you are a diabetic, you still need to make time to check those glucose levels. Watch your sugar and starches during the festivities.
If you are traveling, be sure to bring prescription medications with you.
Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated.
Eat healthy meals that include vegetables and fruits.
Have a safe and healthy holiday season.