Heart Disease Can Happen to Anyone At Any Age!

Heart Disease

A type of cardiovascular disease


February is Heart Awareness Month.

Raise awareness about heart health and urge those around you to prevent heart disease. Our hearts are healthier together.


Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States?




"Heart disease" is a catch-all phrase for variety of conditions that affect the heart's structure and function.


Keep in mind -- all heart diseases are cardiovascular diseases, but not all cardiovascular diseases are heart disease.


The most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease. In fact, when people talk about "heart disease" they often mean coronary heart disease.


About 630,000 Americans die from heart diseases each year.


11.7% of American adults (that's more than 1 of every 10) have been diagnosed with heart disease.


Many of the conditions and behaviors that put people at risk for heart disease are appearing at younger ages:

  • High blood pressure

  • High blood cholesterol

  • Smoking

  • Unhealthy eating patterns

  • Obesity

  • Physical inactivity


Here Are 4 Ways To Take Control Of Your Health!

  • Don’t smoke!

  • Manage your health conditions! (such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol)

  • Eat better! ( Eat food low in trans-fat, saturated fat, added sugar and sodium)

  • Stay active!


Source:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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