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July 25, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:31 pm, Fri Jun 13, 2014.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, matters of the heart are on almost everyone’s mind. At Island Health Center, heart health always tops the list of our concerns.

The heart may be the symbol of love, but it is also a vital organ that requires nurturing and special care.

Small changes made on a daily basis can vastly improve your heart health and help you and those around you live longer and healthier.

Help for your heart at IHC

Heart disease is serious and catastrophic and happens due to lack of activity and poor food choices.

Fats from the foods you eat accumulate inside the walls of blood vessels and can stop the flow of blood, especially to areas that have very small blood vessels such as the brain and the heart. When the blockage is too large and blood no longer can pass through, the tissue begins to die. This causes the chest pain that is common in heart attacks or stroke in the case of the brain.

At Island Health Center, you can get your blood work checked for the levels of fats in your blood and your blood pressure measurements. We provide full care to make sure you have a full and happy life. 

Another factor that can have a dramatic effect on your heart health is weight. The health effects of being overweight or obese are well-documented. 

If you are concerned about the effect those extra pounds have on your heart health, talk to the specialists at Island Health Center about our weight loss options. We offer help for those who have a hard time losing weight by monitoring weight loss and offering a prescription weight loss aid. 

No matter what your health care needs are, Island Health Center is ready to meet them. Call us today at 409-762-7646, email islandhealthcenter@sbcglobal.net, or visit us on the Web at IslandHealthCenter.net. Our clinic is located just off the Seawall at 4623 Fort Crockett Blvd., between Goodwill and Academy.