Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disease burden in Australia. If you have type 2 diabetes you are at substantially higher risk of suffering from CVD.

 

CVD includes conditions such as:

 

  • Coronary heart disease (heart attack or angina)
    • Refers to reduced or no blood supply to the heart causing it to stop working
  • Heart failure & cardiomyopathy
    • Refers to the inability of the heart to maintain the necessary supply of blood to the body, eventually resulting in failure
  • Congenital heart disease
    • Refers to abnormalities in the heart or its blood vessels that you were born with and does not allow the heart to function effectively.
  • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Refers to thickening or blockages in the major arteries through the body. Often occur due to fatty or cholesterol deposits.  The blockages cause a build-up of blood pressure and places increased demand on the heart
  • Stroke
    • Refers to blockages of the blood flow to the brain resulting in diminished ability for the brain to survive and function. This can result in loss of many bodily functions as the brain is your control centre

 

Exercise and diet play a major role in assisting you with CVD.  So if you wish to make that lifestyle change today please contact us and we can work with your GP and/or cardiologist to deliver the quality of life you deserve.