Decrease Stress for Better Heart Health in Rochester, MN

Comfort Health provides Home Health Services in Rochester, MN and the surrounding communities

February is American Heart Month, and this year it celebrates its golden anniversary – a milestone event in the fight against heart disease. The goal of American Heart Month is to encourage everyone to maintain a healthy heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, with about 600,000 people dying from it each year. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented if people make smart choices and manage their health conditions wisely. Comfort Health offers helpful insight to keep maintain heart health with home health services in Rochester, MN!

Proven strategies for combating heart disease include:

• Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in salt, saturated fat and cholesterol.

• Exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight.

• Monitoring blood pressure frequently.

• Not smoking and limiting alcohol intake

• Having cholesterol checked regularly.

• Taking all medications as prescribed by a health care provider.

Also, if left unmanaged, stress can lead to emotional, psychological and physical problems, including heart disease, high-blood pressure and chest pains. Symptoms of stress can manifest themselves in many ways. Physical signs include headaches, indigestion, muscle tension, difficulty sleeping, exhaustion and sudden weight gain or loss. Emotional signs include anger, anxiety, crying, depression, loneliness, sadness and irritability.

If caring for a family member or friend is putting high levels of stress on you, consider reaching out to Comfort Health for help. Comfort Health provides Rochester and the nearby communities with several professional home health care services.  Perhaps a daily or weekly visit from one of our highly skilled and compassionate home health aides will lessen the physical and emotional burden on you of providing continuous care. Our aides provide a full range of hands-on services, including dressing and undressing, grooming, bathing assistance, incontinence management and assistance, bowel and bladder care, blood sugar testing, toileting, post-hospitalization support and assistance with walking.

To learn more about Comfort Health and how we can help alleviate some of the stress in your life, give us a call today. In Rochester and surrounding communities, please call 281-2332. For those calling long distance, please call our toll free number at 800-204-2332.

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