What is the top health concern in Lebanon County?
According to both helathdata.org and health.pa.gov, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the Lebanon County area.
What is heart disease?
Heart disease is a broad term that covers several conditions affecting the heart. Other than the genetics that you inherit, there are many preventable risk factors that contribute to heart disease. If made early enough, lifestyle and dietary modifications can help prevent heart disease, or help you to live a long and healthy life after you are diagnosed (CDC, 2022).
What is leading cause of heart disease in the United States?
While there are several different causes of heart disease, the leading cause according to the CDC is coronary artery disease (CAD). With CAD, blood flow to the heart is limited due to blocked arteries.
NOTE: You may also hear CAD raftered to as ischemic heart disease or ischemic heart disease (CDC, 2022).
What are the symptoms of heart disease that should I look out for?
Believe it or not, you may not have any symptoms of heart disease at all until it is too late and you have a heart attack.
The most common symptoms of CAD:
Symptoms of a heart attack:
What are the heart disease risk factors that I can take control of?
How can Lancaster Wellness help you?
Lancaster Wellness offers several great services that can help you get your heart on the right tract.
Direct Primary Care: With direct primary care you have unlimited access to a team of providers that can sit down and create a treatment plan that fits your individual needs. We can look at lab values that affect your heart such as your cholesterol levels, monitor your blood pressure, and other risk factors to make sure that you are on the right track.
We offer personal training and assist with creating heart healthy meal plans to meet your needs.
At Lancaster Wellness, we have a multi-pronged approach to support you in your weight loss journey: