For Your Heart’s Sake, Check it Out!

Check yourself out—for your heart’s sake. Coronary disease takes an average of one life every 39 seconds, but your body often sends you warning signs before it gets to that point.

  • Understand Your Resting Heart Rate (RHR):
    Maintaining the same RHR over a long span of time is crucial—a RHR of over more than 70 beats per minute means your heart is working too hard.  Talk to your cardiologist about what you can do to lower the number.
  • Check the Colors of Your Nails:
    Your nails are good indicators of heart health. If you notice any major change in nail color, make an appointment with your dermatologist.
  • Look at Your Eyelids:
    Fatty deposits in the skin caused by high cholesterol—are soft, yellowish, growths usually found on the upper eyelids. These can indicate an increased risk of heart problems.
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