Prevention of Heart Disease
Is there a surefire way to prevent heart disease? As with many things in life, there are no guarantees. You could do all the right things and still develop heart disease, because so many factors are involved. However, by living a healthier life, you could delay the condition for years or minimize its damage.
Some of the most effective lifestyle changes you can make include:
- Not smoking
- Exercising regularly
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Eating a well-balanced, heart-healthy diet
- Controlling blood pressure and cholesterol
- Preventing or managing diabetes.
For some people, however, lifestyle changes are not enough, and medication is necessary.
(Click Heart Disease Prevention for a closer look at the changes you can make to lower your risk of this serious disease.)