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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease.

To help prevent heart disease, you can:

-Eat healthy.
-Get active.
-Stay at a healthy weight.
-Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
-Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
-Drink alcohol only in moderation.
-Manage stress.

Am I at risk for heart disease?
Everyone is at risk for heart disease. But you are at higher risk for heart disease if you:

-Have high cholesterol or high blood pressure
-Smoke
-Are overweight or obese
-Don’t get enough physical activity
-Don’t eat a healthy diet
-Your age and family history also affect your risk for heart disease.

Your risk is higher if:

-You are a woman over age 55
-You are a man over age 45
-Your father or brother had heart disease before age 55
-Your mother or sister had heart disease before age 65
-But the good news is there’s a lot you can do to prevent heart disease.

For more information on heart health, be sure to visit https://www.carolinacardiologyassociates.com/pulmonary-hypertension-congestive-heart-failure/.

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