6 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Heart

6 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Heart
Published on, 16 October, 2023. Answered by Dr. Özcan Başaran and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


What measures can I implement as I get older to reduce the risk of developing heart disease?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Lifestyle Choices:

Quit Smoking: Eliminating tobacco use is essential to protect your heart.

Nutritious Diet: Maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet to support heart health.

Physical Activity: Engage in regular exercise to strengthen your cardiovascular system.


Routine Health Monitoring:

Blood Pressure: Monitor your blood pressure regularly to catch any issues early.

Glucose Levels: Check your glucose levels annually to detect diabetes or prediabetes.

Lipid Profile: Get an annual lipid profile to assess your cholesterol levels and lipid status.




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