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What should you do to lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke?

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Pay attention to your symptoms. Don't just hope they'll go away. See your doctor if you feel anything unusual, like shortness of breath, changes in your heart rhythm, or extreme tiredness. Also, watch for pain in your jaw or back, nausea or vomiting, sweating, or flu-like symptoms.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Lifestyle Changes,"  Smoking: Do You Really Know the Risks?" "Professional Dental Cleanings May Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke," "Recommendations for Heart Health." "

Buitrago-Lopez A. , August 2011. BMJ

CDC: "Losing Weight," "Physical Activity for Everyone."

"Exercise and Your Heart," "Diet."

Naderi, S.  2012.  American Journal of Medicine, 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 7, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Lifestyle Changes,"  Smoking: Do You Really Know the Risks?" "Professional Dental Cleanings May Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke," "Recommendations for Heart Health." "

Buitrago-Lopez A. , August 2011. BMJ

CDC: "Losing Weight," "Physical Activity for Everyone."

"Exercise and Your Heart," "Diet."

Naderi, S.  2012.  American Journal of Medicine, 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 7, 2019

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