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Chiropractic Care for Heart Health

Heart Disease in the US

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Studies show that every 37 seconds, a person dies from heart disease.

In an effort to understand heart disease, it’s important to know that there are many types that can affect different parts of the organ, as well as occur in different ways. Some forms of heart disease include:

  • Congenital heart disease

  • Arrhythmia

  • Coronary artery disease

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy

  • Myocardial infarction

  • Heart failure

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Mitral regurgitation

  • Mitral valve prolapse

  • Pulmonary stenosis

Although symptoms differ between the various forms of heart disease, the most common symptoms are chest pain, breathlessness, and heart palpitations. And in extreme forms, people with heart disease can suffer from heart attacks, heart failure, and even death.

While some forms of heart disease can manifest from birth, many usually form based on lifestyle choices, including:

  • High blood pressure and cholesterol

  • Smoking

  • Obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Family history

  • Poor diet

  • Age

  • History of preeclampsia

  • Sedentary lifestyle

Keeping Your Heart Healthy with Chiropractic Care

When it comes to treating heart disease, the most common methods are prescribed medication and surgery. Unfortunately, both of these options are heavily invasive, expensive, and often come with a number of complications, which is why more and more people are turning to more non-traditional, non-invasive forms of treatment.

For instance, recent studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can play a key role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. According to a study reported by the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, manual spinal adjustments can decrease blood pressure, as well as regulate LDL, HDL, triglycerides, and lipid levels.

Because nearly every system and function within the body is both supported and controlled by neural pathways that run throughout the spine, any misalignments or skeletal abnormalities can pose a direct threat to the cardiovascular system’s health. Through chiropractic adjustments, many people are able to treat and prevent heart disease.

In an effort to achieve whole-body health and wellness, more and more people are looking to holistic methods to treat their ailments, including heart disease. If you’re interested in learning more about how chiropractic adjustments can help keep you and your heart healthy, contact our team at Tribe Family Chiropractic!

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