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5 Ways to Reduce your Risk of Heart Disease


Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and caused more than 900,000 deaths in 2020 (American Heart Association). More lives are lost to heart disease each year than all forms of cancer and respiratory disease combined. 


There are many factors that influence how likely you are to develop heart disease. These are called risk factors. Let’s take a look at some of the most common risk factors.


Heart Disease Risk Factors




Among risk factors, there are some which can be controlled and some which cannot. If you are worried about developing heart disease, here are some steps you can take to manage your risk factors and reduce your risk.


5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease



Weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and exposure to smoke are all risk factors you can control. However, your age and family history of heart disease are things you cannot control. Talk to your doctor to find out what your specific risk factors are.



Aging & In-Home Services can provide you with more information about heart disease and offer referral to services in the community that can assist with managing your risk factors. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, Just Call Us!


 



Felicia Say

Nutrition & Wellness Supervisor

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