https://premierpathology.com.my/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/man-having-heart-attack.jpg 734 1100 Premier Premier2018-08-29 10:42:082018-08-29 10:42:088 Ways to Lower Your Heart Disease Risk
There are a lot of ways to lower your chances of getting heart disease. Taking action will improve your health and possibly will save your life. These are 8 ways to get on track. 1. Quit smoking. Smoking is a major cause of heart disease. A person's chance of heart disease increases with the number of cigarettes they smoke. If you smoke, you are much more likely to die if you do have a heart attack. 2. Improve cholesterol levels. You're more likely to get heart disease if you have:
- Total cholesterol level over 200
- HDL ("good") cholesterol level under 40
- LDL ("bad") cholesterol level over 160
- Triglycerides over 150
- Cholesterol is not the only thing that matters. Your doctor will consider the big picture, including all your potential risks. To help lower cholesterol levels, eat a diet low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and refined sugars and high in fiber.
- You can still eat fish (especially salmon or tuna, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids), poultry, and meat, but make it lean and keep the portions modest. Also limit salt and sugar.