Am I at risk for heart disease?
Heart disease affects people of all ages, ethnicities, and genders, but some people carry a greater risk than others.
It’s a myth that women are not nearly at risk for heart disease as men—after menopause, women have nearly the same risk level of men the same age. But in many cases, specific lifestyle choices and risk factors lead to heart disease.
Risk factors for heart disease can include:
- Age. The older you are, the higher the risk
- Having family members with heart disease, especially parents
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Not exercising
- Unhealthy diet
- Being overweight or obese
Finding treatment and support for your health can seem overwhelming, but 211 can help! Search the Healthy Living community resources guide and community calendar to find support near you.