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BHI Urges People with Heart Disease to Get Their Hearing Checked During American Heart Month
Date:1/17/2012

ral auditory system, and the potential positive influence of improved cardiovascular health on these same systems, was found through a sizable body of research.

About Heart Disease

(Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), individuals can reduce their risk of having a heart attack—even if they already have coronary heart disease and have had a previous heart attack. The key is for individuals to take steps to prevent or control their heart disease risk factors. Individuals should:

  • Stop smoking
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Reduce high blood cholesterol
  • Aim for a healthy weight
  • Be physically active each day
  • Manage diabetes

According to the NHLBI, the main warning signs of a heart attack are:

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. The discomfort may be mild or severe, and it may come and go.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body, including pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath, which often comes along with chest discomfort. But it also can occur before chest discomfort.
  • Other symptoms may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or light-headedness.

More About Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
Numerous studies have linked untreated hearing loss to a wide range of physical and emotional conditions, including impaired memory and ability to learn new tasks, reduced alertness, incre
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