Any condition that suddenly reduces blood flow to the heart can be described as acute coronary syndrome. It can manifest itself in the shape of a chest pain that one may feel during a heart attack or it can also be a chest pain that one feels when they are resting or doing some light activity. This condition can only be diagnosed at a hospital or emergency room. This condition can be treated if it is diagnosed quickly. The treatments will vary depending on the patient’s symptoms, signs, and health condition.

This condition builds up over time, as plaque starts accumulating in one’s arteries. The plaque collected restricts blood to flow into the heart as the arteries become narrow. This build up of plaque is known as atherosclerosis. If one of the plaques in the arteries ruptures, it could cause a heart attack. When the plaque ruptures, a blood clot is formed and this will prevent oxygen rich blood from flowing into the heart. Most instances of acute coronary syndrome occur, after the rupture of a plaque.

However, there are a number of lifestyle changes that one can take on to prevent the onset of this condition.

Quit Smoking: If you are a heavy smoker, or even find relief in a single cigarette at the end of the day, it is time to quit the habit and take care of your heart.

Heart-healthy Diet: Forget about those greasy cheeseburgers, and find solace in food that is good for your heart. Too much cholesterol and fat in your diet can only lead to narrowing the arteries in your heart. Speak with your Registered Holistic Nutritionist and he will help you design a diet that consists of heart healthy foods. Lean meat, whole grains, fruits and vegetables will indeed make a great addition to your health. Stay off too much salt and saturated fats, as it will only adversely affect your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Get moving: Regular exercise is good for the heart muscles. It ensures that your heart muscles keep working and blood flows properly through your arteries. Exercise also helps you prevent the onset of acute coronary syndrome by helping you maintain weight, control cholesterol and blood pressure levels and control diabetes. You do not have to spend hours at the gym; a 30-minute walk around your neighborhood should suffice.

Cholesterol Levels: Be sure to have your cholesterol levels regularly through a blood test at your health practitioner’s clinic. If your cholesterol levels are high, your doctor will prescribe a plan that can help you regulate them and also help you with a diet plan that is suitable for your condition. Homeopathy too has many solutions that can help you maintain your cholesterol levels.

Alcohol: While a drink or two once in a while is all right, do not over do it.

Manage Stress: Try and avoid stressful situations. Relook at your work schedule to see how you can minimize work at the stress place if you are worried about your heart and condition.

Changing your diet and lifestyle is an absolute must if you are worried about acute coronary syndrome. Speak with your Registered Holistic Nutritionist to learn what foods will make a true difference to your heart health.