Millions of people in the United States suffer from heart disease. And for protection or preservation, knowing family history is only the beginning.
“If your family has cardiovascular disease, you’re more likely to get it,” said Dr. Betsy Manor, a family physician. “But there are other factors besides genetics that can change your risk of heart disease.”
Dr. Manor joined us in this episode of The For Health’s Sake podcast to talk about these common problems and how lifestyle affects them. Our conversation also included:
- Different types of heart
- How a doctor diagnoses heart disease
- You can make changes to your lifestyle to reduce your stress
- How can a doctor help diagnose heart disease?
Check the health of your heart
One of the best things you can do to keep your heart healthy is to get regular preventive checkups. Your primary care physician can evaluate your current health, answer any questions you may have and refer you to a specialist if necessary.
If you want to take a look or want to get your future on the calendar, schedule it today.