Cardiac Disease Risk Reduction
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States.
The risk factors for heart disease are either modifiable or non-modifiable.
non-modifiable risk factors include:
As we age, arteris become thicker and stiffer, increasing your risk of heart disease.
If anyone in your biological family has had heart disease, you have a higher risk - BUT lifestyle still plays a role.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, there are some differences between genders. Women tend to experience heart attacks about 10 years later in life than men. However, women are twice as likely as men to die within the first few weeks after suffering a heart attack.
There Are A Lot of Things You Can Do To Lower Your Risk. modifiable risk factors include:
Reduce fat, salt and sugar
Reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol
Lower your blood pressure
One of the biggest contributors to heart disease is a lack of commitment to a heart healthy lifestyle. Your choices influence your heart health. Lifestyle changes can greatly reduce your risks and are your best defense against heart disease and stroke.
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