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According to the American Heart Association, disorders of the heart or heart disease, affects about one in three adult men. You can reduce your risk by making healthier lifestyle choices and getting appropriate treatment for conditions that may lead to cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Risk of heart disease in men begins to rise greatly after the age of 45. Being overweight at middle age also increases risk of hospitalization for and death from heart disease in older age, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Many men do not know they are at risk for heart disease until it is too late. Often times a heart attack is the first sign that something is wrong. Heart attack symptoms in men can include, but are not limited to:
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms or suspect a heart attack dial 9-1-1 immediately. Remember that any of these signs should not be taken lightly. For more information visit gotchestpain.org.
There are several preventive measures to help ensure optimal heart health:
Make an appointment with your doctor today if you are concerned about your risk for heart disease. If you do not have a doctor, please call Chandler Regional at 480.728.5414, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we’d be happy to help you find a professional who meets your needs.
Learn more about all of our cardiac diagnostic services to help prevent heart disease in men.