Protect Your Heart

With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the United States, it’s important to know how to take care of your heart to stay healthy. So, don’t push this aside like you do the dishes. Start now by talking to your doctor about whether you’re at risk for heart disease and to schedule your free cardiovascular screening.

Medicare Part B of Medicare services covers these tests, which help detect cardiovascular disease early and check your cholesterol, blood fat (lipid), and triglyceride levels. Being at no cost to you every 5 years, be sure to schedule your screening to get the most out of your Medicare plan.

If your doctor thinks you’re at risk for a heart attack or stroke, there are steps you can take to help prevent these conditions, such as take medication. Your doctor may also suggest you make the following lifestyle changes to lower your cholesterol and stay healthy:

    •          Change your diet
    •          Increase your activity level
    •          Exercise more often

Another tip that could help you prevent these conditions is to remember your ABCS. A = Appropriate Aspirin Therapy, B = Blood Pressure Control, C = Cholesterol Management, and S = Smoking Cessation. These four letters could really help save your life.

Making lifestyle changes can be challenging, but you don’t have to reach your heart health goals alone. Join Million Hearts, a national campaign to help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years. Join now to get the information and resources you need to learn how to take care of your heart and live a healthy life.

For more information on heart disease risks and prevention, visit the Centers for Disease Control or the American Heart Association.

We, here at MedicareMall, wants what is best for you. And that is why we make it a goal to take the mystery out of Medicare. We will be sure to get a Medigap Insurance plan that is best for you and your health. Contact us today to speak to a licensed Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan representative.

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