Heart Month

Did you know that the month of love is also Heart month? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Can you recognize the signs of a heart attack? If not, remember the common symptoms, and seek emergency medical assistance if you or someone with you experiences any of the following:

  • Chest discomfort – pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breaking out into a cold sweat, dizziness or nausea

Protecting your heart is easy! Here’s how:

  • Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
  • Exercise regularly – 30 minutes most days of the week.
  • Avoid saturated fats, trans fats and excess sodium (salt).
  • Avoid eating foods that are high in calories, even though they may be labeled as “low fat.”
  • Do not smoke.

Preventative visits are essential to heart health and early detection of any problem. Most health insurance plans cover preventative visits at 100% or with a small copay. Do you need help determining your preventative coverage benefits? Give us a call today.