February is American Heart Month
In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
In Wisconsin, heart disease is one of two leading causes of adult deaths (2013), with over 1.3 million adults statewide currently living with hypertension. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women of all races in Wisconsin.
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.
To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight.
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get active and eat healthy.
For more information, visit the American Heart Association.
Fast Facts on Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors in Wisconsin:
- Over half of Wisconsin residents (56%) are living with with at least one chronic disease.
- One in five adults has not exercised in the last month.
- Three out of four Wisconsinites do not consume 5 or more fresh fruit or vegetable servings each day.
- One in five adults smokes cigarettes.
- Nearly one in four adults binge drinks, and one in thirteen adults is a heavy drinker.
- The World Health Organization (2005) estimates that by eliminating the risk factors leading to chronic disease, at least 80 percent of all heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes would be prevented, as would over 40 percent of all cancers.
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Please call 328-9390 to schedule an appointment and to check for immunization eligibility.
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