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Guide to Optimum Heart Health

Heart health is an important part of a person's overall health. By taking the time to learn about the functions of the heart, you will be in a better position to understand how the various heart disease risk factors come into play. Cancer may be the disease that gets more press and is at the forefront of the public eye, but heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death among North Americans.

Heartmart brings you the information you need to know about heart attack warning signs and symptoms of a stroke. If any of them strike, getting medical attention promptly increases the chances of survival.

Did you know that diabetes is one of the risk factors for heart disease?

The symptoms of diabetes can sometimes be mistaken for other disorders, but if you experience of any of them, a visit to your doctor is in order to get tested for this disease.

Keeping your blood pressure within normal ranges is an important part of heart health. Getting regular checkups will help to ensure that you are not at risk from "The Silent Killer." A simple blood pressure check will tell you whether you need to take one of the steps necessary for reducing high blood pressure.

Cholesterol levels also play a part in heart disease, and Heartmart offers helpful information about lowering cholesterol levels if your doctor recommends it. Find out what treatments are available for people who need to lower their "bad cholesterol" levels and what part diet can play in bringing them down to more normal levels.

For some people, lowering triglycerides is part of getting "heart healthy." This type of fat is a factor in heart disease that you need to be aware of. It may sound like a contradiction, but consuming a certain amount of fat is part of staying healthy. Heartmart gives you the information you need to make good choices about your diet.



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