Schneider Medical Group, PA

Internists & Integrative Medicine Doctors located in Raleigh, NC

Heart disease includes several related conditions, including coronary artery disease, arhythmia, and congenital heart defects. Many forms of heart disease are both preventable and treatable. At Schneider Medical Group in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dr. Inaam Schneider offers diagnostic services for assessing heart disease and related health problems. With routine care appointments, Dr. Schneider can assess your risks and help you find the right treatment. Call today, or schedule an appointment online for a heart disease consultation.

Heart Disease Q & A

Schneider Medical Group, PA

What are the symptoms of heart disease?

Since heart disease encompasses a broad scope of heart-related conditions, symptoms can vary widely and may even mimic other health conditions.

Dr. Schneider recommends immediate medical attention if you’re experiencing chest pain, tightness, numbness in your arms or legs, swelling in your extremities, or constant feelings of dizziness or fatigue. These symptoms may indicate a serious heart condition that requires immediate medical attention.

You should report any other symptoms to Dr. Schneider as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis.

What are the risk factors for heart disease?

Numerous factors can influence your risk for heart disease, including:

  • Family history
  • Age 
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension

Viruses or other illnesses can cause some heart conditions. Undiagnosed heart problems may also lead to severe heart damage. Post-menopausal women may be at risk for heart-related problems due to the reduction in their reproductive hormones.

Unhealthy lifestyle choices also contribute to heart disease, including:

  • Poor diet
  • Lack of activity and exercise
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol use

How can I prevent heart disease?

Dr. Schneider promotes lifestyle changes as a critical first step in preventing heart disease and related conditions. Adopting a regimen of quality, daily exercise will keep your heart muscle strong and healthy. Exercise also helps to shed extra weight that can contribute to heart disease. 

A balanced and nutritious diet that includes reducing your sodium and sugar intake is essential for keeping your heart in good shape. For certain heart conditions, medications are also available.

Medical risk factors like diabetes and high cholesterol also need to be carefully monitored. Dr. Schneider provides complete care for these conditions to help prevent other health problems from developing. She will work with you to find the best course of treatment for your specific medical needs.

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Integrative Medicine

Diabetes

Primary Care

Heart Disease

Asthma / COPD

High Blood Pressure

Women's Health

Thyroid Disorders