The first step toward heart health is understanding your risk of heart disease. Your risk depends on many factors, some of which are changeable and others that are not. Risk factors are conditions or habits that make a person more likely to develop a disease. These risk factors may be different for each person.
Preventing heart disease starts with knowing what your risks factors are and what you can do to lower them. Here are some of the top risk factors:
• Have high blood pressure
• Have high blood cholesterol
• Are overweight or obese
• Have prediabetes or diabetes
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE – https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/