Live The Life You Want By Keeping Your Heart Healthy

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Do you want to?

  • Play with your children or grandchildren without being short of breath
  • Visit a friend or family member out of state without worrying about your health
  • Feel better and live longer

To reach your goals and lower your risk of heart disease, you can:

  • Eat healthy and get active
  • Track your weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Work with your healthcare provider to know your cholesterol and blood pressure levels and set up a plan
  • Control alcohol intake
  • Lower stress

Heart/Cardiac Symptoms:

  • Chest pain (pressure, squeezing, or feeling full in your chest)
  • Pain in the upper body (arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach)
  • Feeling short of breath (with or without chest pain)
  • Feeling sick to your stomach or throwing up
  • Feeling dizzy, light-headed, or strangely tired
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat
  • Feeling odd heart beats (faster or slower than normal with any of the above warnings)

Women do get chest pain, but they are more likely to feel short of breath or nauseous. They may also vomit or have back or jaw pain.

If you or a family member needs emergency care, go to the closest emergency room or dial 9-1-1. There is no need for prior authorization. Cost sharing is the same for both In Network and Out-of-Network. You may also call the Denver Health NurseLine day or night at 303-739-1261 to get help fast. They are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and care about your health.

Sources:
www.theheartfoundation.org/heart-disease-facts/heart-disease-statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/How-to- Prevent-Heart-Disease---At-Any-Age_UCM_442925_Article.jsp#. Vp-5GxgrK_E
http://secondscount.org/heart-condition-centers/info-detail?cid=cf526f08... MucoCFQooaQodbTwCHw#.Vp_cFxgrK_F