Autoimmune Conditions and Heart Disease

Autoimmune Conditions and Heart Disease
Publish on 2021-07-30

There appears to be a link between certain types of autoimmune diseases, and heart disease. The main reason for this is that autoimmune conditions tend to cause inflammation in the body, putting you at higher risk for heart disease.

If you suffer from an autoimmune condition, then it is worth visiting a heart disease center in Dubai to assess your risk for cardiovascular disease. A specialist cardiologist can also help you take preventive measures to prevent heart disease.

 

What is an Autoimmune Disease?

An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body.

Usually, your body is able to determine which cells are foreign and which are a part of your body. However, in autoimmune conditions, your immune system is unable to differentiate your own cells from foreign cells, and hence attack those cells with autoantibodies that attack healthy cells.

There are many different types of autoimmune conditions, such as diabetes, lupus, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

The Link Between Autoimmune Conditions and Heart Disease

Research has found that autoimmune conditions can be a major risk factor for heart disease. In fact, some people with severe autoimmune disease have the highest risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) or suffering from heart attacks.

The key root of this is inflammation. With all types of autoimmune conditions, the immune system mistakes healthy cells, tissues, or organs for foreign invaders, unleashing normally protective reactions, such as inflammation, in an ongoing cycle.

Patients of autoimmune disease who suffer from the most inflammation, are therefore at the greatest risk for developing heart disease.

Conditions such as lupus, diabetes, and Sjogren’s syndrome show the greatest risk for cardiovascular disease.

 

Is Heart Disease with Autoimmune Conditions Preventable?

The good news is that heart disease can be preventable, even in patients with autoimmune disease.

Depending on the type of autoimmune condition that you suffer from, a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon in Dubai can help you come up with a treatment plan to minimize inflammation and minimize the risk of heart-related illness.

Treatment can include lifestyle changes, inflammation-reducing diet, exercise, supplements, and medication.

Careful observation of your condition and related symptoms can also help ensure that inflammation is controlled and that warning signs for heart disease are caught at an early stage.

This is why is it extremely important to develop a regular relationship with a Heart Vascular Center near you. The best heart disease center in Dubai can provide you with the regular checkups and care that you need to fight the risk of heart disease.

 

Where to Find the Best Heart Disease Center in Dubai

If you are in search of a heart vascular center that can help you navigate the waters of heart disease and autoimmune conditions, then look no further. The German Heart Centre is the leading heart disease center in Dubai.

Our team of dedicated cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in Dubai are experts in detecting early warning signs and risk factors for heart disease, as well as in developing preventive treatment plans to avoid complicated heart conditions. Book an appointment at the German Heart Centre today!

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