Risk Intervention

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What interventions should one take if they are determined to be high risk for heart disease?

Risk Intervention

If someone has been determined to be at risk for heart disease from heart disease screenings, it is essential that doctors and patients begin intervening so heart disease can be prevented or stopped.

Some of these interventions include:

-Stop smoking: If you are a smoker and you are at risk for heart disease, please stop smoking. Smoking leaves people at extreme high risk for heart disease. By stopping smoking, you can reduce that risk greatly.

-Lower blood pressure: High blood pressure puts a person at increased risk of heart disease. By lowering your blood pressure, you reduce the risk of developing it. Changing your diet and exercising can help. At times, physicians may need to prescribe medication to lower blood pressure.

-Cholesterol: People with high cholesterol run a greater chance of developing heart disease. If you are at risk for heart disease and have high cholesterol, it needs to be lowered. Diet and exercise can assist in this, but often times medication is also needed.

Doctors will also recommend a healthier diet and establishing an exercise routine as a way to prevent heart disease.



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