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Delray Beach Cardiologists Explain the Biggest Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Delray Beach Cardiologists: Biggest Heart Disease Risks

In the field of medical science that deals with heart disease and how to prevent it, you hear a lot about risk factors. According to Delray Beach cardiologists, these are either traits or behaviors that medical science has proven increase your risk of developing heart disease. The risk factors don’t exactly cause heart disease, but the more of them you have, the more likely it is that you will develop heart disease.

Some of these risk factors – including a few of the most important ones such as your age, your gender, your race, and whether your family has a history of heart disease – you can’t do anything about. You’re stuck with them. Fortunately, however, there are many other known risk factors that you can do something about, and thus lower your heart disease risk.

What are the biggest heart disease risk factors, and how do you lower them?

Finally, the most important thing you can do to reduce your heart disease risk is to see your cardiologist and get a checkup. If you’re over the age of 50 and you haven’t had a heart health checkup in a couple of years, you really should pick up the phone and call some of the top cardiologists in Palm Beach at South Palm Cardiovascular Associates today at 561-515-0080. Checkups only take a few minutes, but they can literally save your life by detecting small problems before they become big problems.

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