What is heart disease? It is any condition that affects the heart, such as heart attacks or congestive heart disease.

There are many risk factors that can lead to heart disease:
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • obesity
  • smoking
  • genetics
  • diabetes

Some of these factors can be controlled or changed with diet, as well as exercise, and perhaps medication if recommended by your doctor

What is cholesterol? A fatty substance that is made by our bodies and found in the foods that we eat. If there is too much ‘bad’ cholesterol (fats) then it can clog your blood vessels and arteries, just like grease can clog the pipes in your kitchen sink. Eating the right foods can keep this from happening. For more information on cholesterol click the link Cholesterol

What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure occurs when your heart must work harder than normal to pump blood through your arteries, the cause of high blood pressure depends on many different things: to learn more click the link High Blood Pressure

What's your risk? Take the test to see Heart Disease Risk Assessment


Source: American Heart Association