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  • Eva Kavanagh

Heart Diseases Prevention Peabody MA

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer in women? 1 in 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. But the good news is that there are so many actions you can take to help prevent heart disease or at least better manage your current condition if you already have some form of the disease.

Risk Factors:

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Diabetes

  • Tobacco use

  • Unhealthy diet

  • Physical inactivity

You can’t change some risk factors for heart-related conditions, including growing older and having a family history, but you can lower your risk by making healthier choices.

Here are 7 healthy habits that could save your life:

  • Limit food high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and salt. This can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure level.

  • Keep your body moving! Regular physical activity, along with diet, could prevent a quarter of heart-related deaths in the U.S.

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Target a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25.

  • Control your blood sugar. Aim for a fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dl

  • Watch your cholesterol. Strive for total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dl

  • Live smoke-free. If you smoke, quit.

  • Monitor your blood pressure

Know heart attack symptoms:

  • Discomfort in the back, shoulders, arms, stomach, jaw, neck or throat

  • Inability to sleep

  • Shortness of breath

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Breaking out in a cold sweat

For more information please call us at (978) 594-8980 or contact online!

Schedule your consultation with the best doctors in Peabody, MA!

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