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Heart disease runs in my family I'm on zocor 20mg and I heard statins are bad for your heart but I have to be on one, should I be worried? Tyvm

Says who? lowering bad cholesterol and triglycerides is a mainstay in treatment and secondary prevention in patients with coronary heart diseases, kindly keep the follow up with your doctor / cardiologist for routine assessment and listen only to doctors for your health, best wishes. Read more...

I am curious if heart disease runs in your family should you often get a check up for it?

Yes but.... At a young age cholesterol and suger should be checked . Blood pressure as well. These should be treated agressively as well. As you aproach your your 4th and 5th decade of life, a baseline stress test may be done. Otherwise, eat a low fat diet , exercise, keep your weight under controll and dont smoke. Read more...

Family history of heart disease, don't smoke drink or do drugs. I'm 50yrs old what exercises should I do and what foods to eat to keep arteries clean?

Any exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

Heart disease. Familial disease is only one category of disease. Acquired heart disease has infectious, metabolic, toxic, immunologic, oncologic, endocrine and other causes. Read more...