Heart Month is this month and the aim is to bring focus on heart disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Some conditions include hypertension, valvular disease and several others.
You have an increased risk for heart disease if it runs in the family or if you have suffered a heart attack or had rheumatic heart disease. Other risk factors include diabetes, obesity, smoking and excessive use of alcohol or street drugs.
Many people don’t know that 80-90% of all heart disease can be preventable with lifestyle changes, like getting more exercise and eating healthy.
If you have chest pain or any other symptom of a heart attack, call 911 and get help immediately.