February is American Heart Month

Heart disease is the number one cause of death.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary heart disease, which often appears as a heart attack.



Know Your Signs and Symptoms

  • Chest discomfort.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body..
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Other signs. These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness

Diseases and Conditions That Put Your Heart at Risk

  • High cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • tobacco use, and secondhand smoke

Healthy Lifestyle: Diet and Nutrition, Exercise and Fitness

  • Choose lean meats and poultry without skin and prepare them without added saturated and Trans fat.
  • Select fat-free, 1% fat and low-fat dairy products.
  • Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce Tran’s fat in your diet.
  • Cut back on foods high in dietary cholesterol.
  • Choose and prepare foods with little or no salt.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation.
  • Keep an eye on your portion sizes.

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