- Cardiovascular Disease is often preventable.
- Lifestyle has a major impact on cardiovascular health.
- Your doctor can help you make smart decisions on how to get started.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death for Americans. Fortunately, however, many types of heart disease are preventable, and most conditions can be improved by lifestyle changes. Exercise and healthy eating are vital for maintaining overall heart health. Consult with your doctor to determine how incorporating exercise and improving your diet can best make a difference for your heart health.
Cardiovascular disease refers to more than just your heart. It includes your entire vascular system—which means the blood vessels throughout your body. This is why a stroke, which happens when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked, is considered a cardiovascular condition rather than a brain condition.
Blood pressure is a key indicator of cardiovascular health. Around one-third of American adults have high blood pressure, setting the stage for heart disease and stroke. Stress management techniques, reducing sodium intake, and engaging in exercise can all return your blood pressure to a healthy level.
Pottstown Area Cardiovascular Resources
Resources are available in the Pottstown area to help you avoid other risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug use.
Taking Care of your heart has the following benefits
Stronger Sense of Well-Being
Improved Brain Health
A Fuller, More Active Life