Could Dietary Deficiencies Endanger Your Heart Health?
Posted by: Tampa Cardio
On: August 4, 2022
Most of us think of vitamins and minerals as good for our overall wellness. We know we should take a multi-vitamin daily, but few know the actual damage nutritional deficiency over a long period of time can do.
The symptoms deficiencies cause can often be mistaken for problems stemming from other health issues. Having your vitamin levels checked is as easy as a blood draw and some simple inexpensive labs. If a deficiency is found your doctor can recommend what you need to be supplementing with.
This really is the best way to design a supplement routine, by talking with your doctor. So many people spend huge amounts of money guessing and taking things they may not even need. Because of this, we wanted to talk about what to look for.
Vitamins Shown to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
Vitamin D – Evidence suggests that suggests there is a link between low levels of vitamin D and heart disease. Individuals may have an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, and high blood pressure.
Signs of low Vitamin D include fatigue, bone pain, muscle weakness, moodiness including depression. The biggest issue with depleted Vitamin D levels is that it places you at high risk for cardiovascular disease.
Folic Acid Vitamin B9 – Folate is the natural form of Vitamin B9.
Signs of low Vitamin B9 – neurological issues, mouth sores, reduced sense of taste.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids – found in fatty fish like salmon, walnuts, flax seed, and rapeseed oil.
Signs of an Omega 3 deficiency can include tiredness, dry skin, poor circulation, mood swings, heart problems, and depression.
Magnesium – Magnesium helps with a multitude of functions in the body including building proteins and strong bones, and regulating blood sugar, blood pressure, and muscle and nerve functions.
Magnesium Deficiency may present itself as loss of appetite, sleepiness, pins and needles, easily excitable, weakness, fatigue, nausea, and even shaking.
If you are feeling any of these symptoms, ongoing – please visit your primary doctor or cardiologist to talk with them and have blood work done. Ask specifically about your concerns in addressing proper nutrition and possible vitamin deficiencies you suspect you may be experiencing.
Tampa Cardiovascular Associates of Tampa Bay, Florida would be happy to help. Give the office a call at 813-975-2800 or visit our website at www.tampacardio.com to learn more about our practice.
Posted by: Tampa Cardio