Doctors Hospital telling you how to prevent heart disease

Modesto Morganelli
Febbraio 8, 2019

Almost half of all USA adults have some type of cardiovascular disease, a percentage that reflects recently updated guidelines for treating high blood pressure, according to a new report.

National trends show heart disease death rates are declining more slowly than they have in the past, especially among adults ages 35 to 64.

Experts say early detection is key to preventing heart disease. Numerous risk factors for heart disease can be eliminated with diet, exercise and taking steps to quit smoking. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can lead to heart attack, heart failure, and stroke. In fact, after decades of steady decline, deaths from cardiovascular disease rose by nearly 4,000 between 2015 and 2016. But it is, doctors say, an important reminder to make some lifestyle changes. "An annual check-up that includes monitoring a patient's weight, blood pressure, and other heart health benchmarks is highly recommended, as it helps in determining risks for the disease and allows us to give advice regarding lifestyle changes and to prescribe medications if necessary".

You can help change this pattern by evaluating your risk factors and taking action.

The new study sounds an alarm beyond the change in blood pressure guidelines. Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, a research cardiologist at the Intermountain Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, says Utah is still among the healthiest of states, due largely to less smoking.

"We're becoming more and more aware of the importance of high blood pressure". If people pay attention to the risk factors, it will go a long way toward preventing cardiovascular disease.

There are some lifestyle choices women can make to minimize their risk of heart disease.

In Oklahoma, the onset of heart disease is all too prevalent.

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