About your heart

Are you at risk?

Many risks to your heart can be minimised by simple lifestyle changes; others may be hereditary. There are many resources on the web for both.

Diabetes

There are several types of diabetes, but all can be a risk factor in heart disease.

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Family history

A major factor in heart disease is whether your parents or other family members suffer from heart problems; that's why a consultation with Dr Levy will include questions about your family.

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High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a condition in which the pressure of the blood pumping through the arteries is abnormally high. This increases the risk of stroke, aneurysm, heart failure, heart attack and kidney damage.

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High cholesterol

The body needs two major kinds of fats in the bloodstream: cholesterol and triglycerides.

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Smoking

Smoking is a major risk factor for diseases affecting the heart, lungs and cancers. Every effort should be made to stop.

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Get in touch

Dr. Richard Levy MD FACC FESC FRCP

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0161 883 0366