Health conditions such as Lifestyle, family history, age can increase the risk of heart diseases. These are called risk factors for heart disease. Risk factors such as age and family history can not be controlled.
But there are preventable risk factors such as:-
Tobacco use and smoking:- The chemicals in tobacco get into the bloodstream and can cause damage to arteries, heart and other parts of the body. Nicotine raises blood pressure.
Lack of physical activities (sedimentary lifestyle):- People who are physically active have a lower risk of developing heart disease in comparison to inactive people.
Obesity (Overweight):- If obese people can reduce their weight by 10% their chances of developing heart disease is reduced to 20%.
Unhealthy diet:- Eating a healthy diet help to control obesity and lower cholesterol level. both theses help to reduce heart disease risk.
Excessive alcohol use:- Drinking too much alcohol can increase blood pressure and increase the chances of heart disease.
Controlling these risk factors can prevent the chances of getting heart diseases.
Please take proper care of your heart.
Wishing all a healthy life.
(For public awareness only).