Cardiovascular disease – including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the number one killer of American women, and it is a leading cause of serious illness and disability.
Luckily, cardiovascular disease can be prevented and managed by making healthy lifestyle choices and staying up to date on your preventative exams. It is never too late to reevaluate your lifestyle, set goals, and make a plan to improve your everyday habits.
Get your blood pressure checked. It’s important to know and understand your numbers. Optimal blood pressure is 120/80mmHg or lower. Uncontrolled BP is the leading cause of heart disease.