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February Is American Heart Month - Remember Your ABCS

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  • February Is American Heart Month - Remember Your ABCS

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Learn how you can reduce your risk.

    Remember Your ABCS

    Keep the ABCS in mind every day and especially when you talk to your health care professional:
    • Appropriate Aspirin Therapy for those who need it
    • Blood Pressure Control
    • Cholesterol Management
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Talk to Your Health Care Professional

    Share your health history, get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked, and ask if taking an aspirin each day is right for you.


    Heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States today. Many of the people who are at high risk for heart attack or stroke don't know it. The good news is that many of the major risk factors for these conditions can be prevented and controlled. Talking to your health care professional about your heart health and getting your blood pressure and cholesterol checked are important first steps to reduce your risk. Many other lifestyle choices—including eating healthy, exercising regularly, and following your health care professional's instructions about your medications—can all help protect your heart and brain health.
    • Remember Your ABCS
    • Talk to Your Health Care Professional
    • Control Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
    • Eat Healthy for Your Heart
    • Get Moving
    • Quit Smoking
    • Barriers to Effective Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention


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      Re: February Is American Heart Month - Remember Your ABCS

      Diet coke?? How bad is it really?

      Caffiene dehidrates you which means if you don't drink tons of water then you body is in water storage mode where it thinks there's a drought and it stores extra water in your body since it doesn't know when it's going to get enough fresh water.

      The sodium in it also helps you store more water in your body.

      The caffiene restricts your blood vessels while upping your heart rate so if you appear to be a little high in blood pressure this can be the cause. Also this can be the cause of many headaches when you go too long without it. Getting off of caffiene takes a little time but your blood vessels will get better... your water (if you go to drinking just water, 2.5 liters atleast per day) weight will drop... and overall you'll feel a lot better as well.

      This isn't just diet coke... it's all softdrinks.


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