Causes and Prevention of Heart Disease

6 Feb

What causes heart disease?

Heart disease affects the blood vessels and cardiovascular system. Several different problems can result from this, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis, a condition that develops when plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. This buildup narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through. If a blood clot forms, it can stop the blood flow, causing a heart attack or stroke.

Unfortunately, heart disease can take many other forms as well, including:

  • Heart failure or congestive heart failure, which means that the heart is still working, but it isn’t pumping blood as well as it should, or getting enough oxygen.
  • Arrhythmia or an abnormal rhythm of the heart, which means the heart is either beating too fast, too slow or irregularly. This can affect how well the heart is functioning and whether or not the heart is able to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.
  • Heart valve problems can lead to the heart not opening enough to allow proper blood flow. Sometimes the heart valves don’t close and blood leaks through, or the valve leaflets bulge or prolapse into the upper chamber, causing blood to flow backward through them.

How can you prevent heart disease?

Some heart disease risks can be controlled, some cannot, but with the right education and care, heart disease in women can be treated and prevented.

Studies show that healthy choices have resulted in 330 fewer women dying from heart disease per day. Here are some lifestyle changes that contribute to this number:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Manage blood sugar
  • Lower and maintain a healthy blood pressure
  • Lower and maintain a healthy cholesterol
  • Stay active and exercise regularly
  • Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet

To learn more, visit: https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/facts_about_heart_disease_in_women-sub-category/causes-prevention/

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HAP Weight Loss and Discount

8 Jun

As of January 2016, Medical Weight Loss Clinic has helped 827 HAP members lose 24,712 pounds!   That’s an average of 29 pounds lost per member!

HAP employees and members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic.  Receive an additional 16% off ALL program services at MWLC, in additional to all advertised percentage discounts.  Present proof of employment at time of consultation.   This HAP discount offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, some restrictions may apply.

FSA/HSA reimbursement assistance is available.

Book Your Consultation TODAY at https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

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Blue 365 Weight Loss and Discount

6 Jun

Did you know that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic through the Blue Cross and Blue Care Network member discount program, Blue365?

Medical Weight Loss Clinic became a discount partner with BCBSM in September of 2015.  Since then, MWLC has had 4,286 BCBSM/BCN members take advantage of our discount and these members have lost 115,698 pounds! That’s an average of 27 pounds per member.  

This is big news at MWLC!  Why?  Because we are not only helping our patients lose weight, we are improving their health right along with it!

How can you get in on the savings and the same great results?

Simply show your BCBSM or BCN card to receive your Blue365 discount at any of our locations.  Some restrictions do apply.

Book Your MWLC Consultation Here: https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

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National Wear Red Day 2018

2 Feb

Did you know that heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined?

Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.

Today, Friday, February 2nd, 2018 is the American Heart Association‘s ‘National Wear Red Day‘!  Medical Weight Loss Clinic encourages our patients to join us by participating in ‘National Wear Red Day’, to promote education about heart disease, stroke, and living a healthy lifestyle.

You can ‘Go Red‘ by eating a healthy diet, following an exercise routine, visiting your doctor for regular health tests, and influencing others by talking about heart health.

Let’s Unite on ‘National Wear Red Day‘!

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February is American Heart Month

1 Feb

Did you know that an average of 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day?  That’s an average of one death every 40 seconds.  Fortunately, we can make a change in these numbers!

February is ‘American Heart Month‘, which focuses on educating individuals about heart disease and stroke, what the risk factors are, and how to prevent these conditions.

The best way to achieve a lower risk of heart disease and stroke is by eating a heart healthy diet, in proper portions, and by being regularly physically active.  February is the perfect time to start making small changes to your lifestyle, that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

Here are a few ways to celebrate ‘American Heart Month’:

  • Encourage your family to make small diet changes with you, for example, swapping salt out with other spices to season meals.
  • Schedule a visit with your doctor, and talk about heart health!  Knowing your numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose) is important in determining your risk for heart disease.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
  • Exercise regularly.  Start small, for example parking farther away at the store.
  • Eat healthy!  Follow your meal plan, and include variety.
  • If you smoke, work on quitting!

Looking for a fun way to get active?  Join the MWLC Walking Team at the 2018 Michigan AHA Heartwalk!  Register Here:  http://mwlc.com/Community_Events.php

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Blue 365 Weight Loss and Discount

4 Jan

Did you know that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic through the Blue Cross and Blue Care Network member discount program, Blue365?

Medical Weight Loss Clinic became a discount partner with BCBSM in September of 2015.  Since then, MWLC has had 3,536 BCBSM/BCN members take advantage of our discount and these members have lost 95,009 pounds! That’s an average of 26 pounds per member.  

This is big news at MWLC!  Why?  Because we are not only helping our patients lose weight, we are improving their health right along with it!

How can you get in on the savings and the same great results?

Simply show your BCBSM or BCN card to receive your Blue365 discount at any of our locations.  Some restrictions do apply.

Book Your MWLC Consultation Here: https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

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HAP Weight Loss and Discount

2 Jan

As of January 2016, Medical Weight Loss Clinic has helped 661 HAP members lose 19,428 pounds!   That’s an average of 29 pounds lost per member!

HAP employees and members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic.  Receive an additional 16% off ALL program services at MWLC, in additional to all advertised percentage discounts.  Present proof of employment at time of consultation.   This HAP discount offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, some restrictions may apply.

FSA/HSA reimbursement assistance is available.

Book Your Consultation TODAY at https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

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Blue365 Weight Loss and Discount

6 Dec

Did you know that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic through the Blue Cross and Blue Care Network member discount program, Blue365?

Medical Weight Loss Clinic became a discount partner with BCBSM in September of 2015.  Since then, MWLC has had 3,457 BCBSM/BCN members take advantage of our discount and these members have lost 92,528 pounds! That’s an average of 26 pounds per member.  

This is big news at MWLC!  Why?  Because we are not only helping our patients lose weight, we are improving their health right along with it!

How can you get in on the savings and the same great results?

Simply show your BCBSM or BCN card to receive your Blue365 discount at any of our locations.  Some restrictions do apply.

Book Your MWLC Consultation Here: https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

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HAP Weight Loss and Discount

4 Dec

As of January 2016, Medical Weight Loss Clinic has helped 652 HAP members lose 19,114 pounds!   That’s an average of 29 pounds lost per member!

HAP employees and members can receive discounted rates for joining Medical Weight Loss Clinic.  Receive an additional 16% off ALL program services at MWLC, in additional to all advertised percentage discounts.  Present proof of employment at time of consultation.   This HAP discount offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, some restrictions may apply.

FSA/HSA reimbursement assistance is available.

Book Your Consultation TODAY at https://patients.mwlc.com/Book_Your_Consultation.php

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