February is Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and its prevention. As heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, it is essential to examine your own risk and how to mitigate the chances of developing heart issues.
Why Is Heart Month Important?
A healthy heart is a happy heart. Our lifestyle, diet, and the habits we keep all have an effect on our overall health, including our cardiovascular system. The heart is a lifeforce for every system in our body. If it is not functioning properly, or isn’t being cared for as it should, its task of pumping blood and supplying oxygen and essential nutrients to other vital organs becomes compromised.
Risk Factors of Heart Disease
Some of the various contributing risk factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease are high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Read more about other risk factors and the management of heart disease here.
The Best Way to Assess Your Heart Health
While the statistics for heart disease are astounding, we know that it can be evaluated and predicted through identifying important risk factors.
Oftentimes, a routine health exam (or yearly physical) with a primary care doctor amounts to little more than a brief and simple checkup, and neglects to assess other important physical components of your health. In addition to more comprehensive testing, Hoag Executive Health also includes an extensive physical exam that provides a more in-depth view of your overall health.
Hoag Executive Health makes it easy to track and visualize your health like never before.
Gain the insight you need to keep your heart happy and healthy with an executive physical from Hoag Executive Health. Our one-day comprehensive examinations include extensive testing and lab work, including:
It’s time to get in tune with your health! Schedule your Hoag Executive Health Assessment today by calling (949) 202-4923.