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.
There are several types of diabetes, but all can be a risk factor in heart disease.
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.
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.
The body needs two major kinds of fats in the bloodstream: cholesterol and triglycerides.
Smoking is a major risk factor for diseases affecting the heart, lungs and cancers. Every effort should be made to stop.