Heart Health

Let's Fight Heart Disease! 
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability in the United States. About 600,000 Americans die of heart disease annually. This represents almost 25% of all U.S. deaths.  

The chance of developing heart disease can be reduced by taking steps to prevent and control factors that put people at greater risk. Individuals can help prevent heart disease by eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol use, and not smoking. Individuals and their family members can also collect and record their family history information
and share this information with their doctors.
Source: Centers for Disease Control

Click on the resource links below for more information. 


What You Should Know About High Blood Pressure
An introductory guide to High Blood Pressure.  Includes Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention guidelines for High Blood Pressure. 



Fact Sheet: 4 Quick Tips To Control High Blood Pressure 
Lifestyle tips for Lowering High Blood Pressure


High Blood Pressure. Its in Your Court! 
A brochure on how to prevent and control high blood pressure. Includes information on knowing and tracking your blood pressure levels.
Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Other Languages: Arabic [বাংলা]    Chinese[中文]    Creole [Kreyòl ayisyen] Russian [Русский] Spanish [Español]   Urdu [اردو]


Control Your Cholesterol: Keep Your Heart Healthy
A brochure. High cholesterol is a preventable and treatable cause of heart disease and stroke. 1 in 4 adult New Yorkers has high cholesterol,but many don’t know it. Learn how to control your cholesterol levels to fight heart disease. 
Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Other Languages: Arabic[বাংলা]  Chinese [ 中文] Creole [Kreyòl ayisyen]  Russian [Русский]   Spanish [Español]  Urdu [اردو]  

Choose Less Sodium
A brochure. Too much salt can lead to heart attack and stroke. It’s the sodium in salt that makes your blood pressure go up. Cutting down on salt helps prevent and control high blood pressure. Learn how to cut the salt when grocery shopping, eating at home, and eating out.
Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Other Languages:  Chinese [中文] Spanish [Español]  


Caring For Your Heart Guide 
A 36 page easy-to read-colorful guide on things you can do to live well with heart failure.  Includes helpful tips on how to take your medications, how to eat deliciously with less salt, how to exercise regularly, and how to monitor your health everyday. 
Source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. 
Other Languages:
Spanish




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