At the Mobile Health Team, we are ready to educate, diagnose and treat heart disease in Wauwatosa and Neenah, WI. Dr. Ann Liebeskind and our dedicated staff want you to know about your risk factors and what you can do to decrease your risk of developing heart disease.
Are You at Risk for Developing Heart Disease?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one in three Americans have at least one risk factor for developing a heart condition. High cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking are just a few of the risk factors that can cause the disease. Unfortunately, some people cannot control their risk factors. Age and family history are factors most people can't control.
A Closer Look at Heart Disease Risk Factors
High blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol levels are well-known conditions that cause heart disease in Wauwatosa and Neenah, WI. Diets high in saturated fat, drinking too much alcohol, tobacco use, and living a sedentary lifestyle also cause heart-related issues.
If you have more than one of these risk factors with a higher degree of severity, you're at a greater risk of not just developing a heart-related condition – like coronary heart disease (which is a buildup of plaque in your heart's arteries) – but you're also at risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
People should focus on adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle early in life. However, some people can't change their risk factors. For example, the American Heart Association says that men are at a greater risk of developing heart problems than women.
Additionally, some heart-related issues are heredity. Children may be at a higher risk of developing a coronary condition if their parents had heart disease. And, The American Heart Association states that race plays a role in a person's level of risk.
To learn more about your risk of developing heart disease in Wauwatosa and Neenah, WI. contact us and Dr. Liebeskind at the Mobile Health Team today by calling 844-547-4343.