Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Yosef MeystelAccording to Medicine Net, over a million people each year will have a heart attack and 25% will die before they get to the hospital while or in the emergency room.

While not all risk factors for heart disease can be prevented, there are some steps that can be taken to reduce your risk.

The Risk Factors

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Obesity

The Steps

  • Maintain a health cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Quit smoking and avoid drinking too much.
  • Try to control diabetes.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get on and remain on a regular sleep schedule.

Prevention is the key to heart disease. Unfortunately smoke people may have atypical symptoms or may not have any at all. Testing can be done to confirm diagnosis and plans can be done to get the appropriate treatment.

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