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Do you or someone you know have high blood pressure, or are you taking medication to manage blood pressure? If so, you are invited to a free blood pressure check and public talk by heart expert Dr Faisal Sharif on Wednesday, July 10, in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway.
As it announces free Heart Health Checks for over 65s, Croi advises the following: "The key to healthy ageing is a healthy heart. Understandably, aging naturally causes changes in the heart and blood vessels and these age-related changes often increase your risk of heart disease or stroke.
The key to healthy ageing is a healthy heart. Understandably, ageing naturally causes changes in the heart and blood vessels and these age-related changes often increase your risk of heart disease or stroke.
Ireland is facing major challenges today in curbing the negative health impacts of obesity, diabetes, and an increasingly sedentary Western lifestyle, according to one of two world leaders in heart health who have taken up positions in Galway.
Stroke is Ireland's biggest killer after cancer and heart disease, resulting in 2,000 deaths and 7,000 hospitalisations a year, but many strokes are preventable and treatable, and recognising signs and symptoms early are vital.
The local heart and stroke charity Croi has launched a series of programmes aimed at providing fitness solutions for people who are keen to adopt a healthy lifestyle but may be limited in their choices due to medical conditions.
A new weight and lifestyle programme - the first of its kind in Ireland - which was developed by the local heart and stroke charity, Croí, is proving to be an outstanding success.