For Your Heart Health
Heart disease can leave you feeling tired and weak, making it
difficult for you to do the activities you love. The good news is that there
are many steps you can take to prevent it. Living a heart-healthy lifestyle and
undergoing regular heart screenings can greatly lower your risk for developing
At the Wake Forest Heart & Vascular Center, we emphasize heart health and disease prevention. Below you will find resources and information to keep your heart healthy, including:
Let's Start a Conversation About Your Heart
Move It: Aim for 30 minutes of activity every day.
Waist Management: Make sure you are in the appropriate weight for your height/body type.
Eat Right: Focus on fruits and vegetables and avoid high sugar/fat foods.
Snooze or Snore: Get enough sleep and look for signs of sleep apnea.
Kick the Habit: Stop smoking. Avoid secondhand smoke.
Say "no" to Stress: Learn coping techniques.
Start Now: Even small changes can make a big impact.
Keep the Conversation Going: Request an appointment online or call 336-716-WAKE336-716-WAKE (9253).
Heart Attack Symptoms*
- Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest.
- Chest discomfort with difficulty breathing
- Chest discomfort with light-headedness, fainting or sweating
- Chest discomfort with nausea
- Unusual symptoms: jaw pain, pain across shoulders, fatigue
*If you experience any of these symptoms, get medical help immediately.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Many different factors can contribute to your heart disease risk including:
- Family history
- Your age
- Having other medical conditions, such as diabetes
You can’t control some of these factors, like age and family history. However, you can make healthy lifestyle changes and talk to your doctor about heart screenings. The best way to know if you are at risk for heart disease is to undergo a heart screening. If our heart team detects a problem, we are ready to help.
Do you want to learn more about risk factors for heart disease and successfully maintaining heart health? Request an appointment with Wake Forest Baptist today.
Heart Screening at Wake Forest
Heart disease can strike at any age. You may not notice the
symptoms at first because they develop gradually over time. This is why early
detection is so important. Undergoing regular heart screenings allows doctors
to diagnose any heart condition in its early stages.
Learn more our about heart screenings.
Heart Health Resources
The more you know about the risk factors for heart
disease, the easier it is for you to take care of your heart. Learn more about
heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy:
Contact Wake Forest Baptist
Request an appointment online. Or, for more information on heart health or risk factors for heart disease, please call 336-716-WAKE336-716-WAKE (9253).