Heart Health

KP Cardiologist, Peter Miles, MD, shares, “There’s a myth that heart disease is a ‘man’s disease,’ but statistics tell a different story. The American Heart Association reports heart disease and stroke kill approximately ONE woman every 80 SECONDS.”

Usually, when we read statistics we don’t pay attention to them, until, we unexpectedly lose one of our loved ones to a heart attack. Let’s check out how Kaiser Permanente can help you and your family have a healthy heart and recognizes the signs of a heart attack.

How can we show some love to our heart?

  • Get your regular screening with your doctors to keep track of blood pressure and cholesterol. Blood pressure OVER 120/80 and BMI of 25 or HIGHER,  increase heart disease and stroke.
  • Eat fresh and health fruits, vegetables, and proteins.
  • Design an eating program that work with your food preference and weight goals through our online resource Nourish.
  • Limit alcohol to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men. A drink equals:
    • 12 ounces of beer
    • 5 ounces of wine
    • 1 ounce of liquor
  • De-stress your life by using Relax, an online program to create your own personalized relaxation and stress-management plan
  • Recognize the signs of a heart attack and don’t disregard them. Many people and even some doctors do not recognize the early signs of a heart attack. Do YOU know the signs of a heart attack?


About Kevin

Councilmember - City of Oakley, Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit, Transplan, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority and RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction
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