Knowledge is power, and there’s no better time to focus on how to improve your heart health.
February is American Heart Month, and Baylor College of Medicine physicians are sharing simple changes that you can make today to take charge of your heart health and overall well-being.
Dr. Biykem Bozkurt, professor of medicine-cardiology at Baylor, says finding ways to reduce stress can go a long way in preventing heart-related illness.
“There is evidence stress is associated with cardiovascular events due to the sudden rise of adrenaline and other hormones in the body. Though the initial effect of these hormones is to allow the body to cope with stress, long-term effects can be harmful,” she said.
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