Heart Disease Prevalence & Screening
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. Healthcare and wellness professionals always stress the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, but how seriously do people take that advice?
When life gets in the way and other activities and people take priority, it’s easy to forget what the doctor said. Heart disease can be easily avoided by participating in a healthy lifestyle, like your doctor recommends. The key to preventing heart disease is managing your risk factors by getting the following recommended screenings for ideal cardiovascular health:
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol and triglycerides
- Body weight
- Blood glucose
- Smoking, physical activity, and diet
Regular screenings are important because they can help find risk factors at an early stage. And for many patients, the results are motivation to make a positive lifestyle change.