Preventing Heart Disease: Know Your Risk Factors
There are many things that can raise your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors.
Heart disease risk factors that you cannot change include:
- Race or ethnicity
- Family history
Make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease, such as:
- Watch your weight
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
- Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all
- Get active and eat healthy
Learn more about what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease.