A 54-year-old member asked:
How do I reduce the risk of a heart attack via coronary artery blockage?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Christopher Dowd answered
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Proactive care: Big topic. Briefly: maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly, eat healthy diet, don't use tobacco, limit alcohol consumption, manage stress, have regular physicals with a physician focused on proactive care. Eval generally looks for high blood pressure, diabetes/pre-diabetes/insulin resistance, cholesterol panel. More advanced "cholesterol" testing is available and better at predicting risk.
Answered on May 4, 2016
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