What steps can you take to prevent heart disease?

Prevent Heart Diseas. Maintain a healthy life style, eat healthy foods with balanced meals, avoid high sugar foods and high fructose corn syrup, do not smoke or use recreational drugs, use alcohol in moderation, maintain a healthy weight and have regular check ups with your physician.
Diet, exercise, . Maintain lean body mass, control blood pressure & blood sugar & don't smoke...Plus get screening with your primary as appropriate.

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High risk for heart disease- what supplements should I take to help prevent it? My dad had CHF my mom just found out she has blockages in neck, im 26.

Reduce risk factors. Your best option is to reduce your risk factors.Make sure to keep your cholesterol low, exercise do not smoke or drink. Check your blood pressure at least once a year and eat healthy. Read more...
Lifestyle changes. things you can do to change your future - exercise daily, maintain optimal weight; know your blood pressure and cholesterol levels - keep them good. wear your seat belt. In 10-15 years, you can get a coronary calcium score to see how you are doing - if you have early signs of buildup - then Aspirin and specific lipid therapies may be warranted. we may have better genetic testing in 10-15 years. Read more...

Friend takes vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid on a daily basis, he says it prevents heart disease, stroke and mental depression. Is this true?

Heart disease. To the extent that deficiency of those vitamins has pathology associated, preventing those deficiciencies is beneficial. Read more...
Yes for some-depends. B6, B12 & Folic Acid all lower homocysteine, a metabolite of methionine.High homocysteine is a better predictor of risk of heart disease & stroke than cholesterol, high BP & smoking! these vits. Are proven to lower stroke risk but not yet proven to reduce heart attack risk-but likely will for anyone with high homocysteine. See http://www.Patrickholford.Com/index.Php/blog/blogarticle/171/ & comment:. Read more...

How can I prevent heart disease?

Many things to do. Heart disease prevention can be accomplished by regular cardiovascular exercise, cholesterol control, blood pressure management, low saturated fat diet and meditation/positive mental attitude. Read more...
Habits. Get started on good habits: regular exercise, a healthy diet low in simple sugars and high in vegetables, maintain a healthy weight, and be positive and social. Control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Get regular screening evaluations by your physician, especially if you have a genetic predisposition and as you get older. Read more...
Add no smoking! In addition to life style changes, keep bp, lipid levels to ideal levels.Good control of blood sugar if diabetic. If smoking stop it or no second hand smoke! Read more...

Best way to prevent heart disease?

Healthy lifetyles. You have over 50% of control...You cannot control family history/genetic, your gender (some argues this), and time, but pretty much all else u can..Eat healthy, exercise regularly, attain/keep ideal body wt, don't smoke, don't drink in excess, and treat medical illnesses (if u have cholesterol, diabetes, bp, rheumatoid arthritis etc) the best you can. Thus you can reduce the chances.. Best of luck. Read more...
Lifestyle. Some factors cannot be changes like family history, and presence of other disease that impact cv disease. But the best approach is to start early in life attending to healthy lifestyle and behavioral choices. Healthy diet, watching weight, no smoking/tobacco, regular exercise including cardiovascular work, stress reduction, regular good sleep, positive life outlook all help. Read more...

How can exercise prevent heart disease?

Lifestyle changes. All changes in lifestyle prevent heart disease. But exercise improve all aspect of the metabolic syndrome. Define differently by organizations. But basically, obesity- large belly, diabetics, lipids problem and htn. Aerobic exercise program will improve all the above. A physician should follow you. Read more...

What medicine can prevent heart disease?

Meds for CAD. Prevention of cad-events can be either primary (no previous events), or secondary (prior event). In high risk pts, aspirin, statin therapy might be advantageous in primary prevention. For secondary prevention these meds, along with beta-blockers/acei or arb if prior heart damage can be protective. Read more...
Combo. There are several medications that can decrease the risk of heart disease, including blood pressure medications and medications that help control cholesterol levels. Aspirin also helpful in some people. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. Read more...