Tips to Preventing Heart Disease

According to the National Institutes of Health, heart disease is the leading cause of the death in the United States. 1/4 of all deaths are from heart disease. In addition, it is also a major cause of disability.

There are certain factors that increase your chances of heart disease that are out of your control. Factors like increasing age or a family history of early age heart disease.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do reduce your chances of getting heart disease.
1. Know your blood pressure and keep it under control
2. Exercise regularly
3. Don't smoke
4. Get tested 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


What doctor should you see for heart disease?

People with heart disease should see a cardiologist. A cardiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases and disorders.

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