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Love your heart and it will love you back

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Pacific Medical GroupFebruary is American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association.

If you have given little thought or attention to your heart recently, there's no better time than now to do so. Visit your doctor to get baseline information about your heart and your risk factors and draw up a roadmap toward a healthier heart.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease.

About half of all Americans (47 percent) have at least one of the three key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol or smoking. Other risk factors include a family history of heart disease and age (because the risk for heart disease increases as you get older).

Of the 75 million Americans who have hypertension, almost half do not have the condition under control. About 11 million of them don't know their blood pressure is too high and are not receiving treatment.

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack. A healthy lifestyle includes the following:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting enough physical activity
  • Not smoking or using other forms of tobacco
  • Limiting alcohol use
  • Call Pacific Medical Group today to make an appointment. Your heart will love you for it.

    Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

    13200 SW Pacific Hwy

    Tigard, OR 97223

    503-598-2000

    www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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