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- Plaque build-up in the arteries can start quietly even from adolescence. You can reduce the probability of having coronary heart disease if you look at your lifestyle habits from 30, 40, 50 and over:
- From 30
- From 40
- From 50
Plaque build-up in the arteries can start quietly even from adolescence. You can reduce the probability of having coronary heart disease if you look at your lifestyle habits from 30, 40, 50 and over:
Prevention is key. A healthy diet is crucial to reduce heart risk. Work and family obligations may tempt you to sleep less to do more, but sleep is also important to the heart; try to sleep seven hours a day. Finally, keep moving. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity - that is, walking, biking, or dancing - at least five days a week.
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Metabolism slows down, so watch your weight and stay on top of your glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure levels, as well as signs of inflammation (such as C-reactive protein). When a woman turns 45, her lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease rises to 55 percent, and Hispanic women are at greater risk of dying from it. If you don't control your stress level, it can make your blood pressure and cholesterol go up, and increase the damage to your arteries, that is, it incorporates relaxation techniques into your daily routine.
With menopause, women should talk to their doctor about the risks and benefits of hormone treatments, considering their personal and family medical history, as well as their lifestyle. If you haven't exercised, you may need a physical exam and stress test first. Some doctors also suggest determining with a CT scan if you have calcium buildup in the coronary arteries, which is an indication of heart problems.
It is now when everything you have tried to prevent health problems produces results.