What are the CHD risk factors I can control?
You can control many of the risk factors for coronary heart disease, including:
- smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke
- physical inactivity
- high blood cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- stress and unhealthy responses to it
- taking some types of recreational drugs
- drinking too much alcohol
Work with your doctor to find ways to control these risk factors. That will reduce the risks CHD poses for you.
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