Understanding Your Heart Health – Talk to Your Doctor Today
Sanford Heart Fargo is committed to helping you improve your heart health and avoid heart disease. Most people over the age of 40 have at least one risk factor and many have multiple risk factors. That’s why knowing your risk factors and having regular heart screenings is important in helping you take control of your heart health. Most heart disease can be prevented and that starts with you taking action.
What Can You Do Today?
Just making small changes can improve your heart health over time. Here are some things you can start today:
- Be physically active for 30 minutes each day. Every movement counts!
- Lose weight
- Quit smoking
- Control your blood pressure
- Eat a healthier diet
- Reduce sodium intake
- Control high cholesterol
- Manage diabetes
Learn About Your Risk Factors
Make an appointment today with your primary care provider. Your doctor will assess your heart health, order any necessary tests and discuss your risk factors. Then, you and your doctor will make a heart health plan to help you address your risk factors. These may include changing your lifestyle and taking medication to control blood pressure and cholesterol.
Heart disease doesn’t have to be inevitable. Start today by talking to your doctor.