Heart Attack

1. Not smoking can reduce a person's risk for a heart attack.

Heart attacks occur more frequently among people who smoke. Smoking causes fatty buildups in the arteries, blood clots, artery spasms and rhythm problems, which all contribute to these attacks. Not smoking, therefore, reduces the risk. There are many other things that can contribute to the risk. Fatty foods, poor exercise habits, and a variety of other things have been linked to this health problem.

2. Heart disease is related to high cholesterol.

Heart disease is closely associated with high cholesterol. A normal amount of cholesterol is needed for producing cell membranes and hormones in the body. However, a high cholesterol level leads to coronary problems. Cholesterol should be closely monitored and tested on a regular basis. This is especially true for people over 50. Also, people who are not as active and have bad eating habits should consider having cholesterol tests done on a regular basis. Consulting a doctor for the best times to complete cholesterol tests will be helpful.

3. Obesity can contribute to heart attacks.

Heart attacks are common among people that are obese. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of heart problems and other diseases. Regular physical activity can also lower the risk of medical conditions or problems. Eating a well balanced meal and having a regular fitness routine will be the first step in maintaining a healthy body.

4. High blood pressure, which leads to heart disease, is hereditary and cannot be reduced.

High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease. Blood pressure can be reduced by losing weight, becoming more physically active, limiting alcohol intake and taking blood pressure medicine. Chest discomfort, discomfort in the upper body, shortness of breath, cold sweat, nausea and lightheadedness are all warning signs that individuals should be aware of.

5. Having peace can reduce the likelihood of bad health.

Proverbs 14:30 - A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

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