You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
- If you drink alcohol, only drink in moderation
- Get active and eat healthy
Learn the ABC’s to manager your heart health. Keep them in mind everyday:
- A: Appropriate Aspirin therapy for those who need it.
- B: Blood pressure control
- C: Cholesterol Management
- S: Smoking cessation
While some people have no symptoms of heart disease, others may experience heavy sharp chest pain, or discomfort, pain in the neck/jaw/throat, or pain in the upper abdomen or back.