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What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?
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Steve Krager
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Many ways
The most important thing you can do is stop smoking if you currently smoke.
Other interventions include: maintain normal weight, lose weight if you are overweight, establish good nutritional practice and exercise routine. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Stress avoidance or control is also very helpful for cardiovascular health.

In brief: Many ways
The most important thing you can do is stop smoking if you currently smoke.
Other interventions include: maintain normal weight, lose weight if you are overweight, establish good nutritional practice and exercise routine. Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Stress avoidance or control is also very helpful for cardiovascular health.
Steve Krager
Steve Krager
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Great question
Another important risk factor to consider is your sleep habits.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where a person stops breathing for a short time while they're sleeping and is often associated with loud snoring. It also can significantly increase your risk of heart disease. If you have been told that you "rattle the windows" then you might get a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea.

In brief: Great question
Another important risk factor to consider is your sleep habits.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where a person stops breathing for a short time while they're sleeping and is often associated with loud snoring. It also can significantly increase your risk of heart disease. If you have been told that you "rattle the windows" then you might get a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea.
David Miller
David Miller
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