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By Dr. Devraj Nayak

All around during the month of February, the word about American Heart Month has been spreading. There were sales at retail giant Macy’s to recognize the health observance and there have been media campaigns by health and government organizations. Connally Memorial Medical Center is having a “Love Your Heart” community event Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Floresville Event Center where we will launch a new membership campaign that will focus on heart health. I will be there to meet the community and answer questions.

But why is heart month so important and why should you care? Because your life depends on it! According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

Each year, 715,000 Americans have a heart attack and 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year -- that’s one of every four deaths. Heart disease and stroke cost the United States $312.6 billion each year in health care, medications, and lost productivity.

The most common type of heart disease happens when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Coronary heart disease can cause a heart attack, angina, heart failure, and arrhythmias.

But here’s the good news: heart disease is both preventable and controllable.

Here are some small steps you can take to keep your heart healthy:

•Maintain a healthy weight

•Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, most days a week

•Don’t smoke, and limit alcohol use

•Have your cholesterol checked

•Manage your diabetes

•Take your medicine for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes.

Dr. Devraj Nayak, M.D., Cardiologist, works as a cardiologist at Connally Memorial Medical Center Cardiology Clinic.
 

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