5 Interesting Facts About Heart Health: The Shocking Truth
Your heart is crucial to your survival and affects every part of your body. Diet, lifestyle and emotional well-being all play an important role in your heart health.
Find out the shocking truth about cardiovascular disease in this blog, starting with these five interesting facts about heart health.
Heart attacks can be silent
One in five heart attacks occurs without the person even knowing they had one.
Heart attacks affect women differently
Women may experience different symptoms than men. These include pain in the back, arm, neck, or shoulder; nausea; fatigue; shortness of breath; and vomiting.
Young women are at higher risk than men
Women under the age of 50 are twice as likely to die of a heart attack as men in the same age group.
Another reason to hate Mondays
Heart attacks are more likely to occur on Monday than on any other day of the week. Scientists attribute this to the disruption in our circadian rhythm over the weekend which leads to increased blood pressure and other changes to the nervous system.
Diet soda raises heart attack risk
If you drink one or more diet sodas a day, your chances of having a heart attack are 43% higher than those who drink regular soda or none at all.
Protect Your Heart With Health Insurance
With health insurance, you can take preventative measures to help protect your heart.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans offer access to free tests for conditions that lead to heart disease. They also cover preventive services for heart health, like having your blood pressure, cholesterol and weight checked routinely. The exceptions are grandfathered plans, which are health plans that existed before March 2010 that have not made significant changes to their benefits, and short-term health plans, which provide coverage for less than one year.
Heart Health Begins With You
Taking steps to be checked out and making lifestyle changes can help keep you from getting heart disease. Take control of your heart health with an affordable health insurance plan that’s right for you.
Let me help you take the first step to your heart health. Call (912) 660-5236 or go online today to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation appointment.