Heart Disease remains the #1 cause of death for both men and women. It goes beyond the usual blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Affecting your risk potentially are lack of sleep, inflammation, stress, and more. Read on to find out from USA Today, http://usat.ly/2hO5efb
Alcohol … might not be as good for the heart as you think
An article this month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology revealed that alcohol use doubled the risk of heart rhythm abnormality, heart attack, and heart failure. So … go easy, and consume in moderation.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends low-dose aspirin, 81mg, for prevention of cardiovascular heart disease and colon cancer, BUT only in patients age 50-59 and with the following:
- 10-yr risk for heart disease at 10% or more,
- Low bleeding risk
- Life expectancy of at least 10 years, and
- Willingness to take aspirin daily for at least 10 years
Not knowing your heart disease risk?
Come see us for an assessment of your 10-yr heart disease risk based on current methods, as well as your risk based on a more comprehensive method incorporating recommendations from Bradley Bale, MD and Amy Doneen, DNP, authors of the book “Beat the Heart Attack Gene”.
Let’s work together to topple heart disease from the top of the list.
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