Ways to Prevent Heart Diseases

Prevention is better than cure...

Quit Smoking

In addition to increasing your risk for developing cancer, smoking raises your blood pressure and increases your body's need for oxygen. It also increases your chance of heart disease.

Lose Weight

If you are overweight, your doctor will recommend that you lose enough weight to return to a more average weight for your frame. Losing weight eases strain on the heart,while also improving diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol control.

Check your weight regularly

A sudden increase in your weight may suggest that you are retaining more fluid and that you are experiencing a worsening of your heart failure that may require medication adjustment.

Exercise

Improve quality of life and decrease death from heart failure.