Heart disease can affect anyone – men and women, young and old, and people of all races. However there are some known risk factors, which can increase your chances of developing heart disease.
• Family history
• Being overweight
• High blood cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• High blood sugar levels in diabetics
People who have one or more of these risk factors, or just a past history of heart disease or heart attacks, are especially vulnerable to ongoing heart problems.
Research has also shown that post menopausal women are more likely to develop symptoms of heart disease than men of the same age.
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