Health problems are scary regardless, but the suddenness with which a heart attack strikes makes them even more so.
Once you feel the symptoms of a heart attack there is not much you can do to stop it from happening. So how do you know if you are at risk?
1. High Blood Cholesterol
It’s simple. The higher your blood cholesterol, the more at risk you are of having a heart attack. In part, your cholesterol is hereditary. However many other factors come into play.
A diet high in saturated and trans fats is detrimental to your cholesterol. As well, obesity and lack of physical exercise play a part. Lastly, exposure to tobacco will negatively impact your blood cholesterol.
If you have high cholesterol, your doctor may prescribe medication to manage it. Lifestyle changes that take into account the factors above will also become important to lowering your blood cholesterol.