Major Risk Factors
The key to managing heart disease and a heart attack is prevention! The
following risk factors have been linked to a higher incidence of heart
attack. Talk to your doctor if you struggle with lifestyle habits or
genetic factors that put you at risk for heart disease.
Take time to care for your heart, for a heart-healthy future!
Don't smoke. If you do, get help to quit!
Maintain a healthy
Eat foods low in salt and fat, but high in fiber. These include
vegetables, whole grains and fruits.
Exercise three or more times a week, with a goal of reaching
Find ways to reduce and control stress in your life. Stress can
build up, leading to high blood pressure and heart disease.
Monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol level. People with
high blood pressure or excess cholesterol can develop coronary
artery disease (CAD). Be sure to follow your doctor‘s advice on
how often to have these checked.
Need to find a family doctor? Call 610-988-4357(HELP).