This month marks American Heart Month, a time when we stress the importance of maintaining good heart health by spreading knowledge and awareness. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and the American Heart Association (AHA) is leading the way in providing resources and education about how to keep your heart healthy.
Strategies to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
Eat a balanced diet and avoid processed and fatty foods.
Consume foods high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
Stress management is key. Stress can increase your risk of heart disease, so it’s important to find healthy ways to manage it.
Stroke and Heart Attack Symptoms
American Heart Month is also an important time to talk about heart-related diseases, including stroke and heart attack. Knowing the signs and symptoms of these conditions is key to getting the help you need quickly.
Sudden weakness or numbness in face, arm, or leg
Heart Attack Symptoms
Chest pain or pressure
Shortness of breath
You should call 911 immediately if you experience any of these stroke or heart attack symptoms. By taking proactive steps to improve your heart health, you can reduce your risk of heart disease. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any questions or concerns you may have. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against heart disease.
Watch a Tria Triumph - Heart Disease
The patient challenge for this edition of Tria Triumphs highlights the issues around heart disease, and specifically, the often dangerous side effects of taking multiple medications – and the critical need for the expertise of a pharmacist. Watch now:
Tria Health is Here for You!
Tria Health is a free and confidential benefit available through your health plan. If you have a chronic condition or take multiple medications, Tria Health’s pharmacists are ready to support you in managing your health.
Pharmacists at Tria Health ensure that your medications work as intended and that you are on the right medications. They can also support you by creating a care plan specific to your needs and contacting your physician. Talk to a Tria pharmacist over the phone and receive the personalized care you deserve.