Heart Myth or Fact #18: Even with normal weight & cholesterol, heart disease is still a risk

FACT

If you are maintaining a healthy weight and cholesterol level, you are ahead of the game. Unfortunately these are not the only factors that prevent heart disease. There are some risk factors that can be changed, and some that can’t.

The things you can’t change are age, gender, heredity, and have previous heart issues such as a heart attack or stroke.

The risk factors you can change are high blood pressure, diabetes, cigarette smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, and depression.

All of those factors determine if you are at risk for heart disease so control what you can and limit your risk.

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Information for this post was found via LifeScript.

About Sherman Health

Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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