How do you take care of your heart after 40?
As you find yourself hitting 40, you may start thinking about health issues you previously didn’t concern yourself with. Should heart health be one of them?
Heart disease describes a variety of disorders and conditions that affect the heart. It’s the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States, but it can be prevented.
You can reduce your risk for heart disease through lifestyle choices and taking the steps below:
Although heart disease is preventable through modifying lifestyle factors above, some risk factors are beyond your control, such as:
However, you can significantly lower your risk of heart disease by managing or reducing the risk factors you can control through healthy lifestyle changes. Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center is committed to improving your health by helping you take steps to prevent heart disease before problems arise.
Learn more about how Ohio State is leading the way in heart and vascular treatment, and helping patients survive.
Tom Ryan, MD, director of Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center, explains what heart disease is, what the common signs and symptoms are of heart disease and when to seek care with a physician.