Help Support Million Hearts
February is Heart Month and we, at Cavey Law, are pleased to announce that we support Million Hearts! Million Hearts is a national, public-private initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
The purposes of the organization are to improve care and empower Americans to make heart-healthy choices.
Controlling Your High Blood Pressure Is Just One Way To Prevent Heart Attacks And Strokes
To help control your blood pressure you should:
- Ask your doctor what your blood pressure should be based on your age. Your goal should be to lower your blood pressure with diet and exercise.
- Take your blood pressure medication as directed. If you can’t pay for your medication or are having side effects as your doctor for help. It’s crucial that you take your medication the same time each day. Being compliant and follow your doctor’s instructions can make all the difference.
- Quit smoking! It’s as simple as that. If you don’t smoke then don’t start and if you smoke, ask your doctor for assistance in how you can stop smoking.
- Reduce your sodium intake. Consuming too much sodium can easily raise your blood pressure. You would be surprised at how much sodium there is in sodas and even prepared foods. Visit the American Heart Associations’ Million Hearts Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource Center for low sodium, heart healthy recipes.
What You Need To Do If You Can’t Work As A Result Of High Blood Pressure, Stroke Or Heart Attack.
If your doctor has told you that you can’t work anymore as a result of high blood pressure, stroke or a heart attack, it’s time to call on Social Security disability attorney Nancy L. Cavey who can help you get the Social Security disability benefits you deserve. Call today at 727-894-3188 for a complimentary consultation.