Learn Your Links
Know Your Numbers and Check Them Regularly
Many of the links to heart disease can be checked easily through a routine visit with a health care provider.
Schedule a visit with your primary care provider or at a Norton Prompt Care at Walgreens clinic to have your blood pressure, glucose, weight and cholesterol checked so you can take action if needed.
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths. Despite efforts to diagnose and treat heart disease early, many Americans are unaware of their risk. Are you one of them?
“There are several significant risk factors that can contribute to heart disease. Having one or more of these risk factors — or ‘links’ — increases your risk of having a heart attack or having a form of heart disease,” said Mostafa O. El-Refai, M.D., interventional cardiologist with Norton Heart & Vascular Institute. “At the same time, not knowing whether you have risk factors also puts you at risk.”
You can learn your links to heart disease. Learn more about how each impacts your heart health and what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease.
Blood glucose levels that remain high over time damage blood vessels.
This is the link that puts you most at risk. And, you can’t change it.
Untreated high blood pressure strains the arteries allows cholesterol to build up.
Obesity can bring diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep trouble.
A bad night’s sleep puts a wide range of stresses on the heart,
The smoke has chemicals that accelerate the buildup of cholesterol in your arteries.
The buildup in your arteries doesn’t go away, even if you improve your numbers.
The heart can be very sensitive to adrenaline over time and lead to a heart attack.
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