Show your heart some love this February and get your blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked. The Long County Health Department is hosting a heart health event on February 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1p.m. – 5 p.m., offering blood pressure checks and blood glucose tests with no appointment needed. The free screenings will be done at the clinic at 584 North Macon Street in Ludowici.
Most people can’t tell if their blood pressure or blood glucose levels are high without a test, which is why regular screening is so important. Without intervention, high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. A high blood glucose level can lead to heart disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. One person dies every 33 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.
The Coastal Health District has several programs to help you manage blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Find out more about these programs at the event on February 8 and on our Healthy Living web page.