One of the leading killers of both men and women in the United States is heart disease. In many cases, heart disease can be traced to obesity. If you are obese, you are at a higher risk for problems such as:
- Angina (chest pain)
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
The good news is that losing just 10 percent of your extra weight can lower your risk, and the more you lose, the lower your risk.
If you are obese, talk with your doctor about a heart disease screening so you can find out if you have symptoms such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. These may indicate that heart disease is developing.
If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, Novant Health has a full range of treatments to help improve your health.