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
- 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.