It’s Heart Health Month. This is an issue that is very dear to me because heart problems run in my family.
I was recently in Jersey, visiting family. While I was there, Dr. Oz was doing an episode on things women need to watch for to be heart healthy. It was the kick in the pants that I needed.
I had an appointment with my doctor to deal with a muscle strain that isn’t going away. While there, I took the opportunity to get proactive. We talked about my family history. During that discussion, I realized that I haven’t requested some very basic testing in a while. Sure, I’ve gotten my gallbladder removed, but I haven’t had my cholesterol checked in ages.
So, blood was drawn. I don’t have the results back yet, hopefully next week. And hopefully everything is fine.
Many people don’t believe in awareness months for various causes. While I understand their concerns, I have to say that the emphasis on heart health this month made me remember my own. I’ve always tested very high for homocysteine, so I am hopeful that those levels will come down.
Your heart health is important. Take the time to get a physical and talk to your doctor about your personal risk factors. You won’t regret it.