The old saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ holds for all aspects of your health. Your heart is an essential organ in your body whose functioning and wellbeing determine your overall health. A good approach is to schedule regular checkups to ascertain the status of your heart. An example is the diligence women place on self-breast examinations for lumps. Heart health demands even more persistence.
A large percentage of people don’t know when to schedule a cardiology appointment. Most people tend to ignore their heart health or are worried about visiting a cardiologist.
It’s important to note that heart screenings are non-invasive and won’t cause you discomfort. Therefore, you don’t have to be afraid to schedule a cardiology appointment if you are experiencing typical symptoms like chest pain or palpitations. It’s important to remember that it will most likely be nothing, but the quicker you get checked the better. In addition, if you have a family history of heart complications, the earlier you go for screening, the better your chances of treatment and management.
When should you start seeing a cardiologist?
The best answer to this question is as soon as possible. You don’t have to think of doctors when you or a family member is ill. Certain heart conditions don’t manifest in an extremely painful or dramatic fashion. Therefore, regular heart checkups are the best solution for early detection and treatment.
Usually, a reputable cardiologist will recommend an appropriate schedule based on your initial appointment. Such a schedule would factor in age, gender, heredity, and lifestyle.
What should prompt you to see a cardiologist?
Your overall health and wellbeing should motivate you to go for a heart checkup. In addition, if you notice something is off, you need to act immediately. An example is when you feel heart palpitations. Most of those who have experienced heart palpitations aren’t aware of its dangers.
While heart palpitations may indicate a change in your heart’s rhythm due to work or such a factor, it could also indicate something worse. You need to be certain what caused it by scheduling a heart ultrasound.
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