Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
It's important to eat a healthy diet, manage conditions like high cholesterol or high blood pressure, and lead an active lifestyle to keep your heart healthy. You can improve your overall heart health and reduce your risk of having a heart attack.
Your heart is the center of your circulatory system, which supplies your body with blood and oxygen through a series of arteries and veins.
When your arteries are healthy, their insides are smooth and elastic. Healthy arteries enable your body to respond well to periods of stress and changes in your blood pressure, while still continuing to supply your organs with the oxygen and nutrition they need.
As you age, fatty deposits called plaque can form inside your arteries. Some people may have no symptoms, while others may experience chest pain during exercise or other stress on the heart. In addition, having arteries that are narrowed by plaque puts you at a greater risk for heart attack.
There are many things that affect the health of your heart. You might be at a higher risk for heart disease because of factors you cannot control, like your family history of heart disease, your age, or your gender.
The good news is that there are many things you can do to keep your heart healthy and reduce your risk for heart disease. A healthy diet and regular exercise, for example, can go a long way to keep your heart and arteries healthy.
Your risk of developing heart disease depends on many things. You are at greater risk if you:
Some of these risk factors you can change and improve, while others you can't. Your gender, your age, and your family history of heart disease are factors that you can't do anything about, so it's even more important to manage the risk factors that can lessen your chances of having a heart attack.
Part of staying healthy is recognizing the early signs of disease before you have any symptoms. There are some simple screening tests that you can do to identify risk factors that can lead to heart disease. Get screened for:
More frequent screenings may be necessary if you have certain medical conditions or risk factors. We can make a plan for screening that is a good fit for your health.
Knowing the early signs of a heart attack can help you get the care you need as quickly as possible. Remember that these heart attack symptoms may or may not be brought on by activity. Early signs may include:
If you have these symptoms:
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder.
This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.