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Men having more heart disease than women is no longer relevant because many women are affected by heart disease.

Heart disease covers several unhealthy heart conditions. Some are coronary artery disease, valve and rhythm problems, plaque in the arteries.  

LDL cholesterol, high blood sugar levels, and nicotine all influence developing the risk of heart disease.

Some people have a genetic predisposition to heart disease. For others, the risk of heart disease stems from risk factors associated with lifestyle habits and some medical conditions. 

Risk factors include an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, being physically inactive, overweight, and cigarette smoking. Medical conditions diabetes, high blood pressure, raised cholesterol or triglycerides also increase the risk of heart disease. The buildup of fatty plaques in your arteries is a frequent cause of coronary artery disease. 

Strive to keep your ticker going for long healthy life. It requires your attention to get rid of risk factors. Deal with the preventable risk factors that contribute to the development of blocked arteries.

Prevent heart disease, heart attack, and stroke

Heart Disease Prevention Actions:

  • Minimize Risks of developing arterial plaque, high blood pressure, and high-stress levels, 
  • Manage weight avoid being overweight
  • Discontinue being sedentary by getting sufficient physical exercise.
  • Reduce stress in your life. 
  • Alter unhealthy food habits,  
  • . Dietary changes make a world of difference to your heart's health. 

Adopt These Heart-healthy Food Tips:

  • A heart-healthy diet contains the proper foods and the correct caloric intake. 
  • Eat heart-healthy foods. Cut the fats from your diet. Keep it low in trans-fats. Steer clear of saturated fats. 
  • Include omega-3 fatty acids to raise good HDL cholesterol. Diets high in Omega-3 fish oils are healthier. 
  • Salmon, mackerel, and sardines are excellent sources of Omega 3. 
  • Monounsaturated fats like those found in olive oil are a healthy choice.
  • Use skim milk instead of whole milk. 
  • Low-fat dairy foods are a wise choice.
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Increase whole-grain foods high in natural fiber. 
  • Manage your consumption of carbohydrates. 
  • Aim to keep within range of your ideal body weight. 
  • Portion control helps manage weight gain and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be cautious when it comes to the use of salt. 
  • Salt is present in many prepared, processed, and packaged foods. 
  • Salt causes your body to retain water leading to high blood pressure and a stressed heart to work harder.

You can do much to ensure a healthy heart.