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South Asian Heart Health

South Asians are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the United States and the Bay Area. The term South Asian traditionally refers to people who have ethnic origins in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives, or Bhutan. They share some common health challenges. South Asians have significantly higher rates of certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, than other ethnic groups. These diseases can affect their quality of life and longevity. It is important for South Asian communities to understand the risk factors and take necessary actions to reduce their risk.

The causes of these health disparities are complex and not fully understood. Some factors may include genetics, lifestyle, diet, environment, access to health care, and social determinants of health. Fortunately, there are also ways to prevent and manage these diseases through education, screening, treatment, and lifestyle changes. This website aims to provide information and resources for South Asian health and their associated health risks. We hope to raise awareness and empower South Asians to take charge of their health and well-being.