Take Care of Your Heart

While prevention starts with your everyday choices, you can help reduce your risk for heart disease by controlling key risk factors.

Four Steps to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

To help prevent heart disease, you can:

  • Eat healthy
  • Get active
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Manage stress

Anyone can get heart disease, but you're at higher risk if you:

  • Have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or diabetes
  • Smoke
  • Are overweight or have obesity
  • Don't get enough physical activity
  • Don't eat a healthy diet

Your age and family history can also affect your risk. Your risk is higher if:

  • You're a woman over age 55
  • You're a man over age 45
  • Your father or brother head heart disease before age 55
  • Your mother or sister had heart disease before age 65
  • Steps you can take today to lower your risk:

Control your cholesterol and blood pressure by getting them checked

  • Know your family's health history
  • Ask your doctor if any medications would help lower your risk
  • Eat healthy
  • Get active
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Manage stress

Firelands Heart Center provides the following cardiac testing and treatment services from our trusted heart doctors:

The community outreach department at Firelands offers monthly screenings at a low cost for the community. Watch for upcoming dates. To schedule a screening, call 419-557-7410.

To get more information about how you can prevent heart disease, visit https://www.firelands.com/care-treatment/heart-care/