This month the CCG is focussing on keeping your heart healthy. A balanced diet and regular physical activity can help you keep your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol at healthy levels, and improve your heart health.
A healthy lifestyle can also lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a risk factor for Coronary heart disease (CHD), and help prevent other health problems, such as kidney disease and some cancers.
Coronary heart disease (CHD)
Around 23,000 people under the age of 75 die from CHD in the UK each year, and most of these deaths are preventable. There are plenty of simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) happens when the blood supply to your heart muscle is reduced because the arteries taking blood to your heart become narrow or get blocked. This is caused by a gradual build-up of porridge-like fatty deposits inside your arteries. Read more about the causes of coronary heart disease.
There are several factors that increase your risk of developing CHD, but there's plenty you can do to reduce your risk:
- quitting smoking
- maintaining a healthy weight – check your BMI
- eating a healthy, balanced diet
- keeping active – try the active 10 app
Share your experience
We would like to gather the views of service users to understand the expectations from existing cardiology services and to find out what is important to you when accessing services. We are particularly targeting service users and their family / carers, with experience of the following conditions:
- Heart Failure
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Stable Angina
- Unstable Angina
- Atrial Fibrillation
We would value your views and opinions to help to shape future provision including improvements you might like to suggest. Any feedback you are able to provide through the survey link below would be greatly appreciated.