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World Heart Day, 29 September 2022

This World Heart Day, it’s time to beat heartbreak.

Tuesday, 29 September is World Heart Day; this year, people around the world are being encouraged to: Use heart to beat cardiovascular disease

Now is time to start caring about cardiovascular disease, and the ways you can act to protect your heart.

The biggest contributors to the burden of heart and the blood vessel disease are:

• High blood pressure • Poor diet • High cholesterol

You can learn more about how these factors impact on your heart healthy by completing the Heart Foundation’s online Heart Age Calculator and by seeing your regular doctor for a Heart Health Check.

During your Heart Health Check, your doctor will:

• Check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels • Discuss your health history and your lifestyle, including your diet, how physically active you are, if you smoke or drink alcohol, if you maintain a healthy weight and details of your family medical history • Use this information to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next five years • Make a plan to manage your risk factors for developing heart disease and help you keep on top of your heart health • Prescribe medication to help lower your heart health risk, if needed • Refer you to other services and supports, such as seeing a dietician or joining a walking group

Make an appointment today with Kambu Health! Ipswich Clinic PH 3810 3000. Laidley Clinic PH 5465 3541


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