Heart Disease Risk Factors

Heart Disease Risk Factors

We know that if women take care
of their hearts and are aware of their risk, they can reduce their chances of developing
coronary artery disease. Some of the risk factors
that you can control are smoking, high blood pressure,
high cholesterol, and high
triglyceride levels, diabetes and pre-diabetes, being overweight or obese, being physically inactive,
or having metabolic syndrome. The risk factors
you can’t control include having a family history
of early heart disease, being over the age of 55, or having had a history
of preeclampsia. Narrator: Heart health
is important at all ages. Having just one risk factor
can double your chance of developing heart disease. Two risk factors
can quadruple your risk, while having three
or more risk factors increases your risk for heart
disease more than tenfold. Prevention is key. Here are some steps you can take
to improve your heart health: don’t smoke,
and if you do, quit! Aim for a healthy weight. Overweight and obesity
cause many preventable deaths. Get moving! Try for 30 minutes of moderate
intensity activity a day. Eat for heart health. Choose a diet low
in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. Eat plenty of fruits,
vegetables, whole grains and fat-free
or low-fat milk products. Know your numbers. Ask your doctor to check
your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose. Work with your doctor to improve
any numbers that are not normal. Know your family’s
medical history. Because The Heart Truth
starts with you. Brought to you by
The US Department of Health
and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung,
and Blood Institute.

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