How Diabetes Affects Your Heart
Heart disease is the most prevalent cause of death in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people are at risk for it, but research indicates that individuals with diabetes are particularly at risk.
Diabetes is a metabolic condition, but it often develops in conjunction with or because of a heart issue. Studies show that hypertension, or high blood pressure, often occurs alongside diabetes. As a result, it becomes more difficult for the arteries to stay strong and flexible enough to pump blood throughout the body. Research also points to a strong relationship between diabetes and high cholesterol. Like hypertension, high cholesterol can deteriorate arterial health.
Are you a diabetes sufferer? Have you also been diagnosed with hypertension or high cholesterol? If so, call Cardiac Solutions in Glendale today at (623) 208-5305. Our team of cardiologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants can see to it that you enjoy your best heart health despite your diabetes diagnosis.