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Monday, February 9, 2015

American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. One in four deaths are caused by heart disease. There is good news; heart disease can often be prevented. Simple steps like making healthy choices and managing health conditions can make all the difference.

American Heart Month is meant to provide awareness and education about heart disease and how people can prevent it.

What is Heart Disease?

Each type of heart disease has a different symptom, but there are also many similarities. Heart disease encompasses a number of abnormal conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels in the heart.

There are many tests that can diagnose possible heart disease.  These often depend on risk factors, history of heart problems and current symptoms.

Heart Disease Risk Factors: 
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Cholesterol
  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Being physically inactive
  • Family history of heart disease
  • History of preeclampsia during pregnancy
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Age 55 or older for women 
Stay tuned this week as our blog will discus ways you can prevent heart disease  Read more.

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