Prevent another Heart Attack

How to prevent another heart attack

It’s not correct that having a heart attack means it’s too late to change and that the damage is done. Equally, recovering from a heart attack and receiving treatment does not mean that you are ‘cured’ of coronary heart disease. The best way to prevent another heart attack is to understand what caused the first one and change behavior to reduce your risk of having another heart attack. It’s much better to think about this as a fresh start and another chance – a chance to take responsibility for the things you can change, and to work together with physicians and nurses to control the things you can’t. There are a number of things that increase the risk of developing heart disease. These things are called risk factors. Risk factors do not lead to a heart attack but they can contribute to a heart attack happening. By reducing these factors you can help

The best way to prevent another heart attack is to understand what caused the first one and change behavior to reduce your risk of having another heart attack. It’s much better to think about this as a fresh start and another chance – a chance to take responsibility for the things you can change, and to work together with physicians and nurses to control the things you can’t. There are a number of things that increase the risk of developing heart disease. These things are called risk factors. Risk factors do not lead to a heart attack but they can contribute to a heart attack happening. By reducing these factors you can help

Heart attack risk factors

There are a number of things that increase the risk of developing heart disease. These things are called risk factors. Risk factors do not lead to a heart attack but they can contribute to a heart attack happening. By reducing these factors you can help prevent another heart attack. Some risk factors are related to things you cannot alter fx family history, age and ethnic origin. However, many risk factors are related to the way you live your life and habits that you have created. Remember that, with a bit of endurance and effort, you can change your lifestyle and habits can be broken. Firstly you need to identify, honestly, any of the things in your life that you can change to improve your health. Go through the summary table below and see how these things contribute.

Remember that, with a bit of endurance and effort, you can change your lifestyle and habits can be broken. Firstly you need to identify, honestly, any of the things in your life that you can change to improve your health and prevent another heart attack. Go through the summary table below and see how these things contribute.

Prevent another heart attack – It’s never too late to change
The most important thing to remember that it’s never too late to reduce your risk of another heart attack.

These behaviors can increase your risk of heart disease:

SmokingSmoking increases your risk of heart disease and other risk factors. The most important thing you can do for your heart is to stop smoking.
High blood pressureHigh blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease. High blood pressure seldom has any symptoms. The only way to know your blood pressure is to have it measured.
Cholesterol levelsHigh cholesterol levels contribute to the fatty build up in your blood vessels, called atheroma. This increases the risk of heart disease.
DietA diet that is rich in high fibre, low fat foods, with saturated fats replaced with unsaturated oils and contains five portions of fruit and vegetables a day could help to lower your risk of heart disease.
ExerciseIt is recommended that you aim to do moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day. Keeping active helps to decrease high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
OverweightBeing overweight increases your heart’s workload and causes high blood pressure. This can lead to high cholesterol levels.
DrinkingDrinking heavily gives you higher blood pressure and affects your cholesterol level.
StressStress can cause behaviors such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, eating poorly and not getting enough exercise.

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