CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Protect Your Health

Protect Your Health!

Living life to the fullest requires your heart, body and mind – be conscious of your heart health so you can continue to spread the love.

Know your facts and necessary screenings: It’s important to keep up to date with cholesterol blood pressure and blood glucose screenings.  Click here to see the details of when to start and how often or here for more general information.

Know the signs of heart disease and how to lower your risk:  An important symptom is extreme fatigue, especially after a good night’s rest.  Click here for a list of symptoms and suggestions.  To know your risk it is important to look into your family history.  Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your heart health.

Be mindful of your blood cholesterol:  An abundance of cholesterol in the bloodstream leads to a buildup in the arteries of the heart causing a reduced or blocked flow of blood resulting in chest pain or even heart attack.  That is why it is important to consider your diet, weight and physical activity level which are all variables that you can control to lower your blood cholesterol.

Living a healthy life with heart disease: Making lifestyle changes that reinforce your health is important.  Having concrete goals such as a LDL (low-density lipoprotein which is “bad” cholesterol) level of 100 mg/dL is important when making lifestyle changes.  Here are some other ideas for you to consider.