Certain risk factors for heart disease are uncontrollable, such as having a family history of heart disease, having a personal history of preeclampsia, and being over the age of 55. However, many more risk factors are manageable with healthy lifestyle changes and medical management. Leading a physically inactive lifestyle, being overweight or obese, and eating a high-fat diet will significantly increase your risk.
Watch this video to find out whether you could be at risk of heart disease. You’ll learn about the medical conditions that may increase your risk and you’ll get some helpful tips on leading a healthy lifestyle. This video urges individuals to visit their local hospital to have their blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked.
Residents of Pinellas County can schedule a screening at Largo Medical Center. Take control of your heart health by calling our hospital in Largo, FL at (727) 470-6826.