One of the leading causes of death in the United States is heart disease. This February, we are dedicated to helping raise awareness about the health conditions associated with the heart. Though one in four deaths are related to heart disease, it is often prevented through healthy choices and proper management of existing conditions. From learning about the conditions to purchasing a medical information bracelet from Universal Medical Data for yourself or a loved one, there are many things you can do to help raise awareness.
What is Heart Disease?
Heart disease is a disorder of the blood vessels in the heart that can lead to a heart attack if not properly cared for. It one of many cardiovascular diseases and is a lifelong condition. Though various procedures may be able to help promote proper blood and oxygen flow, your arteries will remain damaged, and the risk for heart attack is ever-present.
How Can You Make a Difference?
American Heart Month is meant to help raise awareness about the disease and how it can be prevented. One way to help make a difference in your family and community is to encourage small changes in daily habits. Replacing salt with other flavorful spices is one small way to make heart-healthy changes. You can also speak with your doctor and ensure you are attending regular check-ups and screenings.
At Universal Medical Data, we carry a variety of pre-engraved and custom engraved bracelets, dog tags, and USB drives that can display any medical condition of your choosing. Our medical IDs allow medical and emergency personnel to easily identify if you have congenital heart problems, a pacemaker, or implanted defibrillator.
If you or a loved one is impacted by heart disease, you can raise awareness every day by purchasing one of our red medical ID bands. We have many different styles suitable for men, women, and children who experience heart disease and heart-related conditions.