Give Your Heart A Little Love – American Heart Month

February 10, 2020

It can happen at any age. In fact, heart disease—and the conditions that lead to it—are starting to occur in younger adults more frequently. Since we already have sweethearts on our minds, it’s the perfect time to discuss risks and ways to prevent cardiovascular disease.

What is cardiovascular disease?

The term “cardiovascular disease” refers to multiple conditions including heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, arrythmia, and heart valve problems. Most of these issues are related to a blockage preventing blood or oxygen from adequately traveling to important areas of the body.

What conditions put me at risk for heart disease?

Several conditions put people at risk for heart disease to include:

How can I take control of my heart health?

It’s up to you to maintain a healthy body. The CDC provides great tips on starting your heart health journey at any age:

  1. Don’t smoke. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. If you do smoke, learn about your resources to quit here.
  2. Manage Conditions. Trust your health care provider to manage conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol through regular visits.
  3. Eat well. Choose foods low in trans-fat, saturated fat, added sodium and sugar.
  4. Get moving. Schedule in 150 minutes of exercise per week—that’s just 30 minutes each day!

Where can I find out more information about cardiac care services at Culbertson?

Culbertson Memorial Hospital partners with Prairie Heart Institute to bring highly trained specialists to our patients and in addition we offer cardiac stress tests, echocardiograms, and cardiac rehab!

 

If you or a loved one wants to learn more about the cardiac providers and services available, contact us here.