What can someone do for heart disease?

Depends on type. There are many types of heart disease. They are treated in some cases with medication, or life style changes, or even surgery. So the best advice if you think you have heart disease is to get the help of a physician to make the proper diagnosis and to then start the appropriate treatment for you problem.

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What can someone do to avoid coronary heart disease?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What can someone do to prevent coronary heart disease?

Lifestyle Changes. Although exercise and getting good sleep are good for your heart and health, making wise choices about what you put in your mouth may have the greatest impact. I've become more convinced that a whole-foods diet high in fruits and vegetables is best. Animal protein is ok, but not in the american portion sizes. Avoid the things we all know are bad. This will have the greatest preventive impact. Read more...

Can someone inherit heart disease?

Sometimes. Having a parent or sibling with heart disease can represent an inheritable heart disease not all family risk is the same, though. Men younger than 55 and women <65 are considered to be higher risk relatives. An 85 year old grandfather with a heart attack or a heavy smoking 63 y/o dad with a heart attack may not represent a gene to their thin, frequent jogger grandson/son. Read more...
Genetics. Family history is an important risk factor but not alterable. If there is a family history, then the person should fix those things they can change: weight, diet, blood pressure control, cholesterol control, avoidance of smoking. Read more...

What determines whether someone will develop heart disease?

Heart disease. In general there are hereditary factors and issues of healthy life style, along with diseases treated and untreated that determine whether or not a person will develop heart disease. Read more...

For what length of time can someone live with heart disease?

Heart disease. It depends on the kind and severity of heart disease. Can be a long survival time or lots less, no way to guess without knowing lots about an individual. Read more...

Differences to consider if someone had heart disease for a long time compared to someone that was recently diagnosed.

Yes. New case may have reversible component.....old case is established damage. Read more...
Depends. On the type of heart disease, the complications and the severity of the disease. It is not possible to give an accurate broad statement. Read more...