What is your cardiovascular system and why is it so important?
Your cardiovascular system is made up of your heart, blood and the network of veins and arteries that carries blood around your body. Its role in our overall health, vitality and wellbeing is often overlooked or underestimated. A working cardiovascular system is the difference between life and death, reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease also has a host of other health benefits.
Your cardiovascular system plays a key role in:
- transporting oxygen, nutrients and hormones to all parts of your body
- fighting infection, preventing disease and promoting healing
- regulating body temperature
Cardiovascular diseases are problems with this system and are the leading cause of premature death in the UK. They include a number of life threatening and life limiting conditions such as a heart attack, stroke, coronary artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, aneurysm, angina, deep vein thrombosis and heart failure.
The health of your cardiovascular system is also a predictor of your future health and longevity. Keeping the heart healthy has also been shown to reduce the risk of diseases that include breast cancer, colon cancer, osteoporosis, dementia and depression, as well as promoting an overall sense of wellbeing.
Are you at risk of cardiovascular disease?
Cardiovascular disease is on the increase in the UK and occurring at younger and younger ages. Regardless of age, many cardiovascular problems share the same risk factors that include:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- poorly managed diabetes
- being over weight
- drinking too much alcohol
- physical inactivity
Three good reasons to book a Tomorrow screening
It can help you live longer
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of premature death worldwide and kills more than one in four people in the UK. It’s often a silent killer, with few people displaying symptoms until it's too late. Early detection is vital as it is estimated that 90% of cardiovascular disease is preventable. Long before you’d notice any symptoms, Tomorrow’s specialist screening can detect the very earliest signs of disease that other health assessments are likely to miss, potentially saving your life.
It enables you to take control
Unlike many other causes of premature death, it is possible to prevent and even reverse cardiovascular disease. Based on your screening results, we provide highly personalised and practical advice to help you manage any risks we identify and suggest ways for you to keep track of your cardiovascular health. And as a team of clinical specialists, we have the most in-depth and up-to-date medical knowledge and expertise to offer advice, treatment and referral where necessary.
It can help you feel healthier
A healthy cardiovascular system is linked to the reduced risk of many diseases and plays a key role in your overall wellbeing. Regardless of your level of health and fitness, there is always something you can do to improve your cardiovascular health. We can help you make sense of all the lifestyle, nutrition and exercise information and advice you may have heard and prioritise what is right for you. Making these changes now will help you feel fitter, healthier and sharper for longer in later life.
Don't just take our word for it
The Lancet recently published an article demonstrating the power of visualising what's going on inside your blood vessels. The VIPVIZA study showed people an example image of the blood vessel disease they were suffering with, this was enough to motivate them to change their lifestyle and subsequently reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. At Tomorrow Cardiovascular Screening, our state of the art vascular imaging shows you the inside of your blood vessels, motivating you to make a change now before it causes you a problem.
Safeguard your future health
Live a longer, healthier life with the UK's most comprehensive and in-depth cardiovascular screening. Get in touch now to find out more and book your appointment.