BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC 33/FOX 44)
When it comes to heart disease, knowing your risk and lowering it any way you can, is the number one goal. So it’s important to know your risk factors. They include some things you can’t control like a family history of heart disease. But they also include some things you CAN do something about. Those include:
*lack of exercise
*high blood pressure.
Experts always recommend patients quit smoking. But modifications in diet and exercise are often recommended to prevent or at least slow the onset of heart disease, depending on your health and particular problems. That’s why it’s important to KNOW YOUR NUMBERS, as they relate to blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
For more information on heart disease risk factors and treatment options, be sure to visit the Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s website.