Lowering the risk factors is the key to avoiding heart disease. Many risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, may be managed or avoided by making lifestyle adjustments combined with any medications that may be needed.
You can help prevent heart failure by making the following lifestyle changes:
- Not smoking
- Controlling certain conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes
- Staying physically active
- Eating healthy foods
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Reducing and managing stress