What factors increase the risk of heart disease?
Heart disease doesn’t discriminate; it can affect anyone of any race from any background at any stage of life. That being said, there are certain risk factors for heart disease that you should be aware of.
- Age – the older you get, the higher your risks
- Family history of heart disease
- Birth control pills
- Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise
- High blood cholesterol levels
- Diet high in cholesterol, salt, and sugar
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes and prediabetes
- Unmanaged stress
If you are at risk of developing heart disease, take steps to eliminate or reduce any risk factors that are within your control. The following pages provide further details on heart health:
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