Prevention of heart attack

Description of Prevention of heart attack

Introduction

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in India. It is also a major cause of disability. The risk of heart disease increases as you age. You have a greater risk of heart disease if you are a man over age 45 or a woman over age 55. You also are at greater risk if you have a close family member who had heart disease at an early age.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do reduce your chances of getting heart disease. You should:
1. Know your blood pressure and keep it under control
2. Exercise regularly
3. DO NOT smoke
4. Get tests for diabetes and if you have it, keep it under control
5. Know your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and keep them under control
6. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables
7. Maintain a healthy weight
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Last updated on:
01 May 2017 | 06:36 PM (IST)
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