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Do you know how to prevent heart disease? Here are five things you can do today (and every day) to stay heart healthy.

February 06, 2020 | HF Healthy Living Team

Your heart plays an essential role in your health. That’s why it’s important to protect your heart and lower your risk of disease with these heart healthy tips.

Did you know that heart disease causes one in four deaths in the U.S.? If you or someone you know has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, there is a greater risk of developing heart disease if not treated in time.

Heart disease occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the body’s arteries, causing your arteries to narrow and restrict blood flow to the heart. This condition can cause heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, and more. However, heart disease can be prevented by improving your lifestyle with these heart healthy tips.

Show your heart some love with these helpful tips to protect it.

Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

 

 


 

The risk of heart disease can increase if it runs in your family. Talk to your Primary Care Provider (PCP) about your family health history and make sure to visit regularly if you are experiencing any heart issues.


 

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Healthfirst is the brand name used for products and services provided by one or more of the Healthfirst group of affiliated companies. The information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice from your doctor.

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