While we at Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa focus primarily on skin health and hair restoration, we also understand how interconnected each major system of the body is.  With February being National Heart Month, we thought we would take a break from our regular subject matter to showcase the importance of promoting healthy cardiovascular function.  After all, the heart plays many critical functions when it comes to providing the body what it needs to ensure healthy skin, hair, energy levels and all-around good health.

two hands holding a red wooden heart

Taking care of one’s heart isn’t merely something for individuals of a certain age.  Rather, it’s a lifelong process that should start when we’re young and continue throughout the entirety of our lives.  Here are a few things to always be mindful of when it comes to your heart’s health.

  • Chronic and acute inflammation are a leading cause of heart problems
  • The heart, like all organs, requires proper nutrition to function at its best
  • Even a few minutes of daily exercise is a smart way to keep the heart healthy
  • Smoking, obesity and poor diet are directly linked to many forms of heart disease 
  • Addressing high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol is incredibly important 
  • Many natural supplements are available to help support healthy heart function

In addition to regular exercise and adapting a more healthy, balanced diet, it’s important to learn to manage the many stressors of day-to-day life.  This can include meditation, changes to your sleeping habits, increasing your intake of fruits, vegetables and fiber, adding a quality Omega-3 to your supplement regimen, and many others.  Not only can they help promote better cardiovascular function, you might even see an improvement in your skin tone, mood, energy levels and ability to concentrate.

For more information on how to protect your heart, or how it’s directly related to skin, hair and other major systems, get in touch with Helendale Dermatology in Rochester, NY.  We’re located at 500 Helendale Road in Rochester and serve patients throughout the entire WNY area.  Give us a call at 585-266-5420 or write to us via email anytime through our contact page.