11 Biggest Myths about Cardiovascular Disease
5Myth 5: One can do nothing if heart disease is hereditary
Even as heart disease may run in the family that puts you at risk of developing it faster through an unhealthy lifestyle. You can still reduce your heart disease risk a lot to nil by being active, not smoking, checking blood pressure time to time, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling cholesterol and sugar and also eating healthy. Avoid processed meats, carbonated drinks, and sugary fruit juices and eat more
6Myth 6: Ignoring cholesterol until middle aged
The truth is, you should start checking your cholesterol every 5 years after reaching 20. This is especially if you are at hereditary risk of heart disease. You should start checking your cholesterol through a triglycerides test, start eating healthy and exercise regularly.
7Myth 7: Heart beat stops during heart failure
This is a normal confusion but the fact is cardiac arrest makes the
8Myth 8: Aging causes leg pain and not something related to heart disease
The fact is it can be a condition called Peripheral Artery Disease which causes blockage in arteries and increases the risk of heart disease. When such things occur, it should never be neglected and you need to consult your doctor.