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What are the precautions to avoid heart problems?

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what are the precautions to avoid heart problems,

is regular health checkup's avoid heart problems?

please answer for my questions.
Posted Mon, 24 Jun 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 2 hours later
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Regular health check up does not avoid heart problem.
It detects the problem early / it can detect the risk factors...

Increasing age, Male sex and family history are risk factors that can not be modified!
Some risk factors can be modified >
- Smoking / must be stopped
- High blood pressure / if present, must be treated well.
- High cholesterol – especially low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) and/or a low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL / good cholesterol) should be watched for and treated...
- Diabetes / if diagnosed, strict control.
- Excess weight / reduce to ideal oe even a bit lower...
- Physical inactivity. .. need regular exercise – at least 30 minutes a day / at least 5 days in a week...
- High stress / to be avoided / relaxation techniques and yoga help
[There are a few less common ones like Lipoprotein, Homocysteine and so on... ]

Discuss with your doctor...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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