Heart Health & Wellness
A Sad Statistic
Heart disease is still the number one killer of both men and women in our country. Sad, isn’t it? Particularly because, when found early, heart disease can be treated and life-threatening events like a heart attack or stroke avoided.
So if it can be easily treated, why is it still the number one killer? For one thing, heart disease is often silent. In its early stages, heart disease produces no symptoms, so people - people just like you - wait until they have a serious event before they search out help.
How do you take care of your heart?
- If you smoke, stop.
- If you don't exercise, start.
- If you eat too much, cut down.
All great advice that is easier said than done for most of us. At Watertown Regional Medical Center, we are here to help guide you in the transformation of your heart health.
Know Your Risk Factors for heart disease. Risk factors other than age are:
- High cholesterol levels
- Family history of heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Cigarette smoking
- Overweight / obese
- Physical inactivity
Don’t wait for symptoms!
Participate in these heart health activities:
- Heart Check Calcium Scoring
- Health Risk Assessment (see above)
- Self-Assessment Tools
We are here for you! Your journey to better health will be guided and personalized to achieve success. As partners with you, your family and your primary care physician, we can develop a heart health prevention plan to make your life story a healthy one.