February is American Heart Month, a time for people to focus on their cardiovascular health.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. By making healthy choices and taking preventive measures then you can lower your risk of heart disease and improve your overall well-being.
A crucial step in determining your risk is to see your provider for a thorough checkup and risk assessment. Risk factors such as high blood pressure or cholesterol do not always show obvious signs or symptoms.