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Listen to Your Heart: Taking Care of Your Most Vital Organ with Dr Ross Walker

Listen to Your Heart: Taking Care of Your Most Vital Organ with Dr Ross Walker

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Listen to Your Heart: Taking Care of Your Most Vital Organ with Dr Ross Walker
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In this episode of The Aging Project Podcast, Shelley Craft sits down with Dr. Ross Walker, an experienced cardiologist and author, to discuss heart health and the importance of preventive measures.

 Topics Discussed:

1. The Prevalence of Heart Disease: – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women globally, highlighting the need for awareness and preventive measures.- Dispelling the misconception that heart disease primarily affects men, emphasising that it can impact individuals of all ages and genders.

2. Understanding Heart Disease:– Heart disease encompasses various conditions, including atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, atrial fibrillation, and pericarditis.- Exploring the different manifestations of heart disease and the importance of recognising diverse symptoms, especially in women.

3. The Five Keys to Health:

Dr. Walker outlines five essential keys to maintaining good health: – Avoiding harmful substances, such as smoking, excessive alcohol, and drug abuse. – Getting quality sleep for seven to eight hours per night. – Following a sensible eating plan with natural, unprocessed foods and reduced sugar intake. – Engaging in regular exercise for three to five hours per week. – Nurturing relationships and fostering emotional well-being.

4. The Impact of Lifestyle Choices:

– Discussing the significant reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease achieved by adopting the five keys to health consistently. – Highlighting the importance of lifestyle interventions alongside medical treatments to address the root causes of health issues.

5. Women’s Heart Health:

Understanding the differences in heart disease presentation between women and men. – Exploring the impact of hormones, smaller arteries, and microcirculation on heart health in women. – Debunking the notion of women’s chest pain being dismissed as anxiety and emphasising the need for proper evaluation.

6. Lipoprotein (a), Coronary Calcium Scoring and its Significance: – Discussing the lipoprotein (a) blood test and its relevance in assessing the risk of heart disease and stroke. – They discuss the need for personalised assessments, such as coronary calcium scoring, to determine an individual’s risk and appropriate treatment.

7. Empowering Patients: – Dr. Walker’s approach as an integrative cardiologist, combining conventional medicine with lifestyle interventions. – Encouraging patients to take control of their health through informed choices, preventive measures, and positive lifestyle changes.

Dr. Ross Walker’s interview sheds light on heart health, preventive measures, and the importance of adopting a holistic approach to well-being. By understanding heart disease, following the five keys to health, and seeking early evaluation, individuals can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular conditions. Empowered with this knowledge, listeners can make informed choices and prioritise their heart health for a fulfilling and healthy life.

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Co-founder: Amanda Attwood, founder of The Aging Project

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