A quarter of deaths in America are the result of heart disease. That is a statistic that should grab your attention.
This American Heart Month, health organizations across America are raising awareness of heart disease and giving advice on how you can love yourself and keep your heart healthy.
600,000 people die in America every year as the result of heart disease. In addition, 715,000 Americans have a heart attack every single year. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in America.
The term “heart disease is a collective term for a range of heart conditions, the most common of which is coronary heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease. Coronary heart disease is caused by a build-up of plaque in the arteries that carry blood to the heart, leading to heart attack, arrhythmias, angina or heart failure.
The Symptoms of Heart Attack
There are five major symptoms of heart attack. These are:
1. Discomfort or pain in the neck, back or jaw.
2. Light headedness or feeling weak.
3. Discomfort or pain in the chest.
4. Discomfort or pain in the arms or shoulder.
What Can You Do?
The Good news is that heart disease can be prevented and controlled. By learning the facts about heart disease and how to prevent it we can love our hearts, and help the people we care about to take care of theirs too. If you or someone near you appears to be suffering from any of the symptoms list above, call 9-1-1 immediately. Getting regular health checks will help you to know if you are at risk from developing a heart condition and give you the chance to do something about it.
Your heart disease risk can be affected by other health issues and lifestyle factors. By being aware of these risks you can help to eliminate them, making you less likely to develop heart disease.
Make Positive Changes
If you are at risk from heart disease, or just want to stay healthy, below are just a few of the changes you can make in your life:
1. Eat Healthily
2. Maintain a healthy weight.
3. Exercise frequently.
4. Get regular health check
5. Quit smoking.
6. Limit alcohol intake.
It may seem like a daunting task, but by taking small steps to modify your lifestyle, and by getting the help and support of those around you, you could dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease.
Don’t be a statistic; be the one who changed their lifestyle and survived.
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