Heart Disease Risk Factors

The following are the most commont risk factors for heart disease:

  • Aging increases risk damage to your heart
  • Your sex, as men are generally at greater risk of heart disease, although a woman’s risk increases after menopause
  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • Poor diet
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol levels
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Stress
  • Poor hygiene, including dental health

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