Heart Check Advises 'Know Your Numbers'

Anderson Hospital hosted its 14th Annual Heart Check this week. The three-day event has the goal of helping fight heart disease through awareness.

Professionals offered free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight.

Experts say if you 'know your numbers' and strive for improved health, you may reduce the chances of developing heart disease.

"You have to make lifestyle changes, because you might have to change the types of food you eat. You might have to exercise more. You might have to increase your water intake," said registered nurse Pam Thompson.

Health officials say symptoms of heart disease may be very noticeable. But sometimes there are no noticeable symptoms. So knowing your numbers can give you early warning that there could be a problem.

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