You can help your heart and your health by managing your risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle.
Making a variety of changes to your everyday routines may be key to feeling your best.
Risk factors are behaviors, habits or conditions that can put your heart at a high risk for problems.
Some of these you cannot control while others you can.
There are three risk factors over which you do not have any control. They are:
The three major risk factors are tobacco use, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol. People who have diabetes are at a greater risk for heart attacks and peripheral artery disease (PAD).
There are several risk factors you can control:
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