February is American Heart Month!

Do you know your risks for heart disease? Have you had your Well Woman’s Visit in the last year? Do you know how to help prevent CVD? If you answered no to any one of these questions, than it is time for you to hear some facts…

80% of Heart Disease in Women is PREVENTABLE!

Yet, 1 out of 5 women believe that heart disease is her greatest health risk. The symptoms in women vs. men are different and are often misunderstood. That is why knowing what increases your risk can help determine otherwise. Women of any age or ethnicity can have a form of heart disease. The following are factors that can potentially increase your risk: Lack of physical activity, High cholesterol, High blood pressure, Smoking, Diabetes and Weight. 

Knowledge is POWER when taking steps towards the prevention of cardiovascular disease. A Well-Woman Visit is where you start! These are annual appointments for women that are now covered under most insurances and medicare as a preventative measure of care. So check your Insurance TODAY! During these visits you will undergo the following general health checks: BMI check, blood pressure check, temperature, head and neck exam, abdominal exam, dermatological exam, Pap test, HPV test and various laboratory tests. This visit, once a year, can help maintain your heart health.

Women’s Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology can help rule out diabetes and an elevated cholesterol level for our patients. Also providing guidance for an all around healthier lifestyle. WE can help HEART HEALTH in women!

Click here to schedule an appointment today.