Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “HEA(R)T DISEASE“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Heart Disease
Mnemonic : HEA(R)T DISEASE
H – Hypertension: High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for heart disease.
E – Elevated Cholesterol: High levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol can contribute to heart disease.
A – Age: Getting older increases the risk of heart disease, especially for men over 45 and women over 55.
T – Type 2 Diabetes: Diabetes can significantly increase the risk of heart disease.
D – Diet: An unhealthy diet, especially one high in saturated and trans fats, can lead to heart disease.
I – Inactivity: A sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise are risk factors for heart disease.
S – Stress: Chronic stress can contribute to heart disease by affecting behaviors and increasing inflammation.
E – Excess Weight: Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for heart disease.
A – Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption can contribute to heart disease.
S – Sex (Gender): Men are generally at higher risk of heart disease than premenopausal women, although the risk increases for women after menopause.
E – Ethnicity: Some ethnic groups are at a higher risk for heart disease, such as African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans.
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