Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Crescent Community Health Center is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Locally, heart disease is the second leading cause of premature death among adults.
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.
Set up an appointment with one of our providers to learn more about lowering your risk for heart disease by calling 563.690.2863.