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BOISE, Idaho – February is american heart month Which spreads and shares awareness about the risk factors associated with heart disease.

“Heart disease is on the rise,” said Dr. Steven Author, St. Alphonse cardiologist.

Cardiologist Dr. Steven Ritter Said before Covid, heart disease was on the decline. But that has changed. People who have had COVID, even a mild case, have an increased risk of heart problems for at least a year after diagnosis.

research found that rates of conditions, such as heart failure and stroke, were significantly higher among people who had recovered from Covid-19 than those who never got it.

“Coronavirus has something to do with that risk, but we think it’s more about normal metabolism through obesity,” said Dr. Steven Righter.

Obesity has been on the rise in America for decades. It has proved to make life inconvenient and reduce the quality of life of the people. But it also comes with more serious health problems, such as heart disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women and men in the United States and the second leading cause of death in Idaho for women. Because heart attack symptoms are different in women than in men, they are less likely to be diagnosed. That’s why Women’s Heart Boys Public awareness is increasing about risk factors and steps women can take to improve their heart health.

“We also work to try and encourage women to actively act when new symptoms are identified,” said Women’s Heart BOIS leader Donna Laird.

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Dr. Authors encourage people to exercise 150 minutes a week, saying it is an important factor in maintaining healthy blood pressure and can reduce cardiovascular risk.

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