Are You at Risk?
Are you at risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, or other life-threatening diseases? Cardiovascular disease or heart disease generally refers to various diseases involving the heart or blood vessels. These diseases are closely related and have similar causes, treatment, and risk factors including:
• Family History
• High Blood Pressure
• High Cholesterol
• Smoking (past or presently)
• Heavy alcohol use
• Lack of exercise
• High fat diet
• Having other medical conditions, such as diabetes, thyroid abnormalities or other metabolic imbalances
Any combination of these risk factors can contribute to the development of atherosclerosis (plaque), one of the main underlying causes of cardiovascular disease. If you are over the age of 50, or over 40 with additional risk factors, you are a candidate for HealthFair’s six test ultrasound prevention package.
Normally, by the time heart problems are detected, atherosclerosis is usually quite advanced, having progressed for decades. There is therefore increased emphasis on preventing atherosclerosis by modifying risk factors, such as healthy eating, exercise, and avoidance of smoking.
Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide. Each year, heart disease kills more Americans than cancer. In recent years, cardiovascular risk in women has been increasing and has killed more women than breast cancer.
According to the American Heart Association, 60% of individuals presenting to the hospital with myocardial infarction are asymptomatic (having no symptoms) until the time of the event.
HealthFair’s six test ultrasound package makes it possible for you to confirm the presence of cardiovascular disease versus just believing you are at risk. We believe that knowing for sure whether you have cardiovascular disease is the first step in prevention of heart attack or stroke and provides peace of mind.
Schedule your appointment today for one of our affordable heart attack, stroke, and aneurysm prevention packages to get your peace of mind.