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Saturday, April 5, 2008

How I can prevent cardiovascular disease?

As the general rule, the lower your cholesterol level, the lower possibility you’re going to have a cardiovascular disease. Couple of things you could do to prevent cardiovascular disease would be:

  • Quit Smoking as smoking can put your risk of heart attack or stroke double
  • Avoid Saturated Fat in your diet. As saturated fat put more cholesterol into your blood vessel
  • Include lots and lots of fruit, fish and vegetables in your diet
  • Control your blood pressure
  • Maintain a healthy Weight and do not be Overweight
  • Stay active. Exercise for at least 30 minutes everyday.

However there are things that out of your control that can increase your possibility to have cardiovascular disease that you should be put into some consideration for example:

  • Genetic Factor - if one or both of your parents, or your brothers and sisters have had cardiovascular disease history
  • Age – The older you are, the risk of developing cardiovascular disease is greater.
  • Gender - men are much more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than women. However when women reach menopause, women's risk of having cardiovascular disease will be the same as men.