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When To See A Cardiologist? – Find Out!

November 1, 2022 by med1clinic
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Did you know? Your heart works way harder than any other organ in your body. And over 17.9 million people die due to cardiovascular diseases globally. So, prioritising your heart health should be of utmost importance. If you feel restless or unwell or have sudden high pressure, you must visit a general physician in the nearest clinic in Templestowe to check your overall health condition. They may check and refer you to a cardiology specialist for further check-ups or treatment. You should take the referral seriously and must not ignore the signs of heart disease. In today’s blog, let’s tell you when you must visit a cardiologist.

Family Genetics

Sometimes, heart diseases can also be due to genetics. To be confident in your health, gather information from your parents, family members, and near and distant relatives and draw a family health tree. If you find a track record of people with heart disease in your family, it’s time to get an appointment with a cardiology expert.

Chest Pain

Whether you feel a slight pain in the chest or heaviness in the left side of your chest, you need to check with a doctor immediately. As chest pain is one of the common causes of heart pain, you should take it as normal gastric pain or indigestion. Even when you feel a low or mild ache, consult with a cardiologist as soon as possible.

Smoking And Alcohol Consumption

If you have a track record of smoking history or are a serious drinker, you may experience dizziness, intense indigestion, heaviness, and dizziness. These habits can increase the blood pressure level and cause grave consequences like high blood pressure, stroke, chest pain, vomiting, heartburn, and sometimes even death.

Diabetes

When you have diabetes, there are chances of developing cardiovascular disease. It is because low or high blood sugar levels may have a serious impact on your blood vessels and develop arterial ailments as well. So make sure to keep a check on your diabetes condition.

Kidney Diseases

Well, kidney diseases also have a link with potential heart disease. So, if you already have kidney disease, you are more prone to arterial disease and must visit a cardiologist to check your heart health.

Bottom Line

Whether you already have congenital heart disease or have any signs of heart disease, consider the risk and visit an experienced cardiologist at the earliest. If you are looking for a local medical centre in Templestowe or an experienced cardiologist, call Med1 Clinic at (03) 9191 6454 today.

 

After Hours & Emergency Care

If you require after-hours medical attention still you can call our phone, but it will direct you to our nominated after-hours service (DoctorDoctor) or you can directly call them on 13 26 60. Bulk billed telehealth consults or home visits where appropriate are available by DoctorDoctor, where a patient holds a valid Medicare or Department of Veteran affairs card.

If you require URGENT medical attention, please call 000 or present to the Emergency Department. The closest emergency hospitals are:

Austin Hospital: 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084. Tel: (03) 9496 5000
Box Hill Hospital: 8 Arnold St, Box Hill, VIC 3128. Tel: 1300 342 255

First Nation Acknowledgement

Med1 Clinic acknowledges that our General Practice is located on the lands of many Traditional Custodians in Victoria, and we welcome all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to this practice. We recognise that Indigenous Australians have an ongoing connection to the land and MED1 Clinic values their unique contribution to the wider community. According to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and 15 National Health Practitioner Boards and in line with national medical standards, codes and guidelines across all our clinic has a shared commitment to ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have access to health services that are culturally safe and free from racism so that they can enjoy a healthy life, equal to that of other Australians, enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

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