The Trumbull Health Department wants to remind you that February is Heart Health month. Did you know that heart disease includes high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack? Heart disease is responsible for one in every three deaths among American men and women. Heart disease remains the leading cause of serious illness and disability in Americans. The Trumbull Health Department wants you to know the importance of having a healthy heart, maintaining heart health and the benefits of doing so. By being able to recognize signs and symptoms of heart disease and how to prevent symptoms from occurring is the first step to improving your health.”

Did you also know that nearly half of all Americans have at least one major risk factor for heart disease but do not realize it and those that do are often too slow to act upon the warning signs of heart disease? The Trumbull Health Department wants you to

By being able to recognize signs and symptoms of heart disease and how to prevent symptoms from occurring is the first step to improving your health.

The Trumbull Health Department will be hosting one 6-week blood pressure program for residents with blood pressure not within the normal range. The program will be focusing on tools to take control of your blood pressure, home monitoring of blood pressure and a better understanding of blood pressure.

Participants will be learning the difference between normal and high blood pressure, how to gain control of blood pressure and how to eat healthier. The Trumbull Health Department will be hosting guest speakers for each topic area which includes a pharmacist, registered dietitian, registered nurse, and a relaxation therapist.

The program will be held every Wednesday for six weeks beginning March 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The program is open to all residents of Trumbull but registration is required. Call the Trumbull Health Department to register at 203-452-1030.

For more information, call or visit trumbull-ct.gov/THD.