Five ways to prevent heart attack

Five ways to prevent heart attack

Heart attack has been responsible for many deaths in Ghana in recent times.

Five ways to prevent heart attack

Currently, anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest in Ghana may not survive because of the poor state of our emergency services.

That is why it is crucial that you take these five important steps to protect your heart.

1. Eat for your future

Five ways to prevent heart attack

Doctors recommend that you cut down on or avoid fatty foods like sausages and eggs. Instead, eat plenty of fruits and veggies, grains, and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids like fresh tuna or herring to your diet.

2. Do not smoke!

Five ways to prevent heart attack

Researchers have been very clear that cigarette smoking and second-hand exposure to smoke increases the risks of heart disease, lung disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke.

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3. Be physically active 

Five ways to prevent heart attack

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Doctors warn that inactivity can increase the risk of heart failure. So be physically active. Exercise regularly.

4. Maintain a healthy blood pressure

Five ways to prevent heart attack

High blood pressure can trigger cardiac arrest. It is critical to monitor yours regularly to ensure that it falls within the acceptable limit.

5. Monitor your cholesterol

Five ways to prevent heart attack

Too much of bad cholesterol in the heart makes a heart attack more likely. It is, therefore, important to monitor your cholesterol level  regularly to ensure that you are within the safe zone.

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